Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for the
Renewal of Individuals, Families, and Communities

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Venue: Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
Dates: July 12-13, 2017

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  • Ticket Price:
    $10 (40 NIS)
  • Your filling out of the registration form is required. Registration Form: VIEW

What is the focus of the conference?

This is a 2-day conference. Day 1 will include speakers from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam discussing what it means to forgive, the importance of forgiveness, and how to better interact with others through forgiveness. Day 2 will help us to learn how to bring forgiveness to our children and adolescents in school and at home. The program includes academic presentations, personal testimonies, and opportunities for everyone to contribute their ideas.

What to expect at the conference?

This is a 2-day conference. Day 1 will include speakers from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam discussing what it means to forgive, the importance of forgiveness, and how to better interact with others through forgiveness. Day 2 will help us to learn how to bring forgiveness to our children and adolescents in school and at home.
Day 1:
  • Objectives: To better understand what forgiveness is from the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  • International Speakers: We have some of the best in the world: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (this year's recipient of the Templeton Prize, will appear by video); Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, and Dr. Adamou Ndam Njoya, politician, lawyer, author, and professor of Law, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. Local speakers in the Jerusalem and West Bank areas: Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, Bishop William Shomali, and the Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash.
  • Languages to be used English, Hebrew, Arabic
   
                                                                                 
                                   Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
            Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks                     Dr. Adamou Njoya
                           Archbishop of Manila, the Philippines   2016 recipient of the Templeton Prize     Religious and Political Leader,
                                                                                                                                                                    Scholar, Cameroon       
 
Day 2:
  • Objectives: To better understand what forgiveness education is so that we can bring this knowledge to children and adolescents in school and in the family.
  • International Speakers: Educators who have been applying forgiveness from different world venues will instruct us. These include Kathryn Haugh and Andrew Frizzell of Northern Ireland, Theodore Kryder of the United States, Faridah Enrile and Francisco "Koko" Enrile of the Philippines, and Yasmin Bakri, Izar Taha, and Veronica Tabarani of Israel.
  • Abuna Elias Chacour, three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk: "On the Beauty of Forgiveness Education."
  • Languages to be used English, Hebrew, Arabic

Who should attend the conference?

The conference is open to all who wish for a deeper understanding of forgiveness across the three Abrahamic faiths and who have an interest in bringing forgiveness to the home, school, and other community organizations.

What are the benefits of forgiveness?

Research shows that forgiving others has significant benefits.
  1. Physical. More relaxed, more energy, possibly restored health. One study showed improved cardiac functioning in patients.
  2. Emotional. Studies show that learning to forgive can substantially decrease anger, anxiety, and depression.
  3. Mental. Studies show that forgiveness can increase a sense of hope, bolster self-esteem, and help decrease negative attitudes and increase positive attitudes.
  4. Social. Studies show that people who forgive begin to see the inherent (built-in) worth of others and the self. This can lead to more harmonious interactions with others.
  5. Spiritual. People who forgive begin to see a connection between offering forgiveness to others and the depth and beauty of their faith.
  6. Legacy. Those who forgive tend to want to leave more love in this world than discord and division.

Hotel Accomodations

Consider staying at the beautuful Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center Hotel at the reduced conference rate ($125 for a single room and $150 for a double or twin room). Please directly contact by email Jamal Kafiety for your personal service in securing your room:
Jamal Kafiety, Reservations Manager
Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
Paratroopers Road #3, P.O.Box 20531, Jerusalem 91204, Israel
For your personal service, please use Mr. Kafiety's contact number: +972 (0)2 627 9111
or his direct email address: jkafiety@notredamecenter.org

Tourist Packages

Are you interested in touring the Holy Land?  Book at the conference rate with Via Emmaus Tours Co. Ltd. here:

Terms and Conditions

  1. Non-transferrable.
  2. Payment is as a whole. No refund for non-attendants.
  3. If you cannot show email confirmation or a printout, NO ENTRY.
  4. Attendees should show the email confirmation or the printout upon each entry.
  5. Paypal or credit card payment only. No checks or cash payment.
  6. No pets allowed.
  7. No smoking, drinking, eating inside the auditorium.
  8. Please arrive a half-hour early for on-site registration.
  9. Attendees are responsible to check if visa or permit is required of them to enter the site.
  10. Seats will be first-come-first-served basis.
  11. Wheelchair seating area will be arranged. Please include in the request field on the payment page.
  12. Only children ages 6 and up can register for the conference.
  13. The attendees are the ones responsible if they have food allergies.
  14. Attendees are highly encouraged to wear a mask if they have cold or cough.
  15. No video or audio recordings allowed during the conference proper.
  16. Picture-taking is allowed provided no flash.
  17. Limit usage of cellphone during the conference so as not to affect the audio quality.

What's not included in the registration fee?

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Tourist Packages
  • Beverage
  • Ala carte orders
  • Visa or permit processing
  • Internet access
  • Parking space

Security Regulations

  1. Attendees should agree to security check each time they enter the vicinity.
  2. Attendees should agree to the terms and regulations of the hotel.
  3. Certain items that are restricted to bring into the sites. Restricted items are subject to confiscation, included but not limited to: sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files and weapons or explosive materials of any kind.
  4. Attendees are responsible for their own belongings. The organizers will not be responsible for any lost items or theft.

Sponsorship

 
Is your company interested in sponsoring this first-of-its kind conference in Jerusalem? Please contact us at
internationalforgiveness@gmail.com
 
We extend a heartfelt thank you to all whose generous contributions are making this conference possible:
 
Tom and Terri Lucke
Msgr. John Hebl
Jichan Kim
Franciscan Sisters of Mary
Forgive4Peace
 
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