Ali Abu Awwad | Painful Hope: Seeking peace, reconciliation and hope, through nonviolent solutions to conflict

Nov 11, 2018

Ali Abu Awwad and Graham Hill talk about “Painful Hope: Seeking peace, reconciliation and hope, through nonviolent solutions to conflict.” They talk about fostering grassroots movements of understanding, nonviolence, reconciliation, peace, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians. The Global Church Project podcast episode #141. On

Ali Abu Awwad is a Palestinian peace activist and advocate for religious, ethnic, and political reconciliation, and nonviolence. He is the founder of Taghyeer (Change), a Palestinian national movement promoting nonviolence to achieve and guarantee a nonviolent solution to the conflict. His story has been featured in at least twelve documentaries, including two award-winning films, “Encounter Point” and “Forbidden Childhood.” Ali Abu Awwad is currently finishing his memoir called Painful Hope, an account of his experiences as well as his strategy and vision for the Palestinian future.

You can read more about his life and ministry of peacemaking, reconciliation, and nonviolence, at these websites:

If you care about Palestinian life and faith, you should also see our interviews at with Amal Nassar, Charlie Abou Saada, Elias Chacour, Jack Sara, Mitri Raheb, Munib Younan, Sami B Awad, Shaul David Judelman, Ali Abu Awwad, and a new one coming soon with Areej Masoud.

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