This are two of the speakers at The Rachel Corrie Foundation’s 2006 Peace Works Conference.
Jerry and Sis Levin are based in Palestine where they work for an authentic peacemaking environment, a condition they say “clearly does not exist.” The Levins promote nonviolent resistance and report about their first-hand experience with the Israeli occupation.
Jerry Levin works full time with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Hebron and is the author of West BankDiary. He was the CNN Middle East Bureau Chief in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1984 when he was kidnapped by extremists and became the first of the “forgotten American hostages.” He escaped 11 ½ months later through efforts by Sis Levin and an interfaith team of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian friends in the U.S. and across the Middle East.
Lucille (Sis) Levin, an internationally recognized peace educator and mediator, is author of Beirut Diaries, an account of her efforts to create the conditions by which her husband was able to escape his captors. She is based in Bethlehem as a full time volunteer consultant to Palestinian nonviolent peace building organizations, where she trains teachers and young adults about educating for nonviolence and peace.
In the U.S., the Levins are at home in Birmingham, Alabama. They have five children and eleven grandchildren.
Christian Peacemaker Teams – Hebron
West Bank Diary: Middle East Violence as Reported by a CPTer – Jerry Levin describes his firsthand observations and personal experiences while serving with CPT in the West Bank.