About

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“Gaser” (which means Bridge in Arabic and Hebrew) is an interfaith dialogue group that works to promote awareness, dialogue, and empathy-building regarding Israel and Palestine.

We began by doing speaking engagements and workshops with groups at places like Menno Simons College, Winnipeg Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the Centre for Christian Studies, and the University of Winnipeg Global College.

As a group we have recently been in direct talks with other organizations to begin examining how to foster dialogue locally and potentially internationally regarding Israeli/Palestinian and Muslim/Jewish relationships.

THE
TEAM

 Below is a collection of short biographies  from some of Gaser's members. We are proud of the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions our members bring to each meeting and event. While we all share a passion for peacebuilding, our group is continuously made stronger by our differences.

Clicking any of the bios below will open a larger gallery view.

We believe engaging in dialogue is the first step to seeing  humanity in others.

 

Our Mission

We are committed to:

  • Fostering and modelling respectful dialogue on peace and justice, particularly as it relates to Israel and Palestine 

  • Acknowledging diverse perspectives and intersectionality

  • Involving the local community in Winnipeg and surrounding areas

  • Recognizing the significance of discussing peace and justice on the lands of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples

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Our Vision

We aim to:

  • Create spaces for dialogue between Jewish and Palestinian peoples, as well as allies, with the intent to humanize the Other

  • Nurture empathy and compassion

  • Develop and facilitate local opportunities for education on peace, dialogue, and Israel-Palestine

  • Cultivate a sense of community through shared goals, narratives, and (ideally) food.

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