Young leaders present ‘The Quest for Peace’ at Pushkin Gallery

  • Jerusalem Peacebuilders will present “The Quest for Peace: Music and Theater with Jerusalem Teens, Court Dorsey and John VanEps” on Saturday at the Pushkin Gallery. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Staff Writer
Published: 7/24/2019 5:18:34 PM

GREENFIELD — A group of young Palestinian, Israeli and American leaders will present an evening of music and theater exploring issues of peace and social justice.

Jerusalem Peacebuilders will present “The Quest for Peace: Music and Theater with Jerusalem Teens, Court Dorsey and John VanEps” on Saturday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Pushkin Gallery.

Over the past couple of weeks, 19 teens engaged in a quest for peace in the Middle East on a mountain near West Brattleboro, Vt., according to Dorsey. They explored leadership, peace-building, interfaith understanding and other key issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Dorsey said their work speaks to common humanity of all people and the shared struggle for peace and justice “in a broken world.”

Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet the group and learn more about the Middle East conflict.

The Jerusalem Peacebuilders was founded in 2011 by two Vermont residents, the Rev. Canon Nicholas and Dorothy Porter. The group is an interfaith nonprofit with the mission of creating a better future for humanity across religions, cultures and nationalities. Programs focus on uniting Israeli, Palestinian and American youth and adults, providing them with the opportunities and skills they need to become future leaders for peace.

Dorsey and VanEps are also initiating a new series, “Out with Dordei,” featuring poetry, theater and music performances, as well as interviews with guests. “The Quest for Peace” is the first presentation in the series.

There is a suggested donation of $10 to $100 to benefit the nonprofit and “Out with Dordei.” Tickets will be available at the door or online at: hawksandreed.com.

For more information, call Dorsey at 978-544-6978 or Jack Karn at 207-232-8391. Also, visit: jerusalempeacebuilders.org.

Reach Anita Fritz at 413-772-0261, ext. 269 or afritz@recorder.com.




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