Jennifer Bing, director of the Palestine-Israel Program of the American Friends Service Committee, will speak at The Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Road. on Sunday, April 3.
The documentary film “Detaining Dreams” will be shown at the 7 p.m. gathering. Bing will discuss AFSC’s advocacy campaign focused on ending the military detention of Palestinian children.
The film features the stories of four Palestinian children and their families undergoing detention.
Each year, from 500 to 700 Palestinian children ages 12-17 from the West Bank are prosecuted in Israeli military courts after being arrested, interrogated and detained by the Israeli army, police or security agents.
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The Charles M. Jones Peace and Justice Committee, the Friends Committee and the Coalition for Peace are sponsoring the program. The public is welcome.
2 organ concerts
The Music Ministry of Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, will present a free organ concert by Alvin Blount at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the church sanctuary.
Blount is the director of music and worship at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta, Georgia. His program will include classical pieces by Kargh-Elert, Widor, Buxetehude as well as Reflections on Spirituals by Billingham and Spirituals for Organ by Taylor.
A free concert by organist Jacob Reed is set for Friday, April 1, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Drive, in Durham.
Reed, who grew up in Chapel Hill and studied with Dr. Van Quinn at Chapel of the Cross before enrolling at Yale University, has given concerts across the United States, Europe and Canada.
At Yale, where he studies organ with professor Thomas Murray, he has a double major in music and mathematics. At St. Stephens as a high school senior he played the complete Clavierubung III of J.S. Bach in a single performance.
Reed has performed frequently as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician on piano, harpsichord, cello and viola da gamba.
His program will include works by Frescobbaldi, Vivaldi and Passacaglia & Fugue by J.S. Bach.
A reception will follow the performance.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Durham-Chapel Hill and Central North Carolina Chapters of the American Guild of Organists.
Markets and the church
Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin and former acting U.S. secretary of commerce, will deliver a public lecture on the interplay between markets, government and the church today March 30) at Duke University.
She wrote on this topic in the book “Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics and Justice,” coauthored with fellow economist and journalist William McGurn. She also chaired a United Church of Christ committee whose statement on Christian faith and economic life was adopted by the church.
The lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Fleishman Commons at the Sanford School of Public Policy on the Duke campus is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Public Policy lot off Science Drive.
The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at UNC will hold a three-day scholarly conference, April 10-12, to explore the historical and present day resurgence of antisemitism in many parts of the world, including North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The conference will take place at the William and Ida Friday Conference Center and will feature more than 15 leading scholars from the United States, France, Germany and Israel. The event will consist of two evening lectures and a series of in-depth panel discussions.
Stuart Eizenstat, a 1964 UNC graduate who has held senior U.S. Government positions in three presidential administrations, will give the opening talk on April 10. James Carroll, author of 11 novels and eight works of nonfiction, will give the keynote lecture on April 11.
The conference schedule, updated event information and online registration can be found at jewishstudies.unc.edu.
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