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IPMN 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda 
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church
Baltimore, Maryland

AGENDA

Thursday, November 7th

8:30-9:30am IPMN Steering Committee (SC)
Meets (w/breakfast included)
Reid Chapel
(location for all Thursday AM events)
 
9:30am
Sub committees/starfish arms to join SC Meeting
 
10:30
Introductions of New SC Members
 
11:00
Updates and Discussion with
Luciano Kovacs and Doug Dicks
 
12:00
Current SC only
Debrief & Prep for Annual Meeting
 
12:30
Break
 
3:00-3:45
Registration Open
Lobby / Narthex
 
4:00
Welcome
Co-Moderator, Marietta Macy
Sanctuary
 
4:15
Opening Worship with Communion
Jonathan Kuttab Preaching
Sanctuary
 
5:15
Introductions and Announcements from the Network
• New Publication from Syria Lebanon Mission Network- Pauline Coffman
• Upcoming trips in 2020
• World Mission, Middle East Coordinator- Luciano Kovacs
• Mission Co-Worker- Doug Dicks
• Other announcements
Sanctuary
 
6:00-7:00pm
Dinner
Reid Chapel

7:15pm IPMN Business:
• Co-Moderator’s Report- Marietta Macy
• Report on Changes to By-Laws and Steering Committee Structure
• Report from the Nominating Committee and Elections - Andries Coetzee
Sanctuary

9:00pm
Celebrating Successes of 2019!
Thanks, accomplishments, and successful fundraising campaign
Sanctuary
 
9:30pm
Informal gathering
Hotel Indigo Bar

Friday, November 8th

All Day Display Tables, Resources, Exhibits
Reid Chapel

8:30am
Morning Prayer
Reid Chapel
 
9:00-9:45
Finances
• Budget Report- Dave Jones
• Report from the Grants Committee- Carol Hylkema
• Reflection from Travel Scholarship Recipients
• 2020 Fundraising Campaign- Kurt Kaboth
Reid Chapel
 
9:45-11:00
Discussion with Jonathan Kuttab
Sanctuary

11:00am
Break
 
11:15 – 11:50
Information for afternoon sessions
 Using Why Palestine Matters for Regional IPMN meetings 
Joint Advocacy Initiative’s Keep Hope Alive Campaign
 Sanctuary

12:00-1:00
Lunch
Reid Chapel
 
1:00-2:30
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
• Keep Hope Alive Olive Campaign w/ Muhanad Qaisy
• Going Regional: Using Why Palestine Matters
with Noushin Framke, Susan Landau, and Don Maclay
Various Meeting Rooms
 
2:30
Break
 
3:00-4:30
Afternoon Breakout Sessions repeated
• Keep Hope Alive Olive Campaign w/ Muhanad Qaisy
• Going Regional: Using Why Palestine Matters
with Noushin Framke, Susan Landau, and Don Maclay
Various Meeting Rooms
 
4:30
Break

5:30-6:30pm
Dinner
Reid Chapel
 
7:00-8:30pm
Keynote Presentation
Jonathan Kuttab
Sanctuary
 
9:00pm
Informal gathering
Hotel Indigo Bar
 

Saturday, November 9th

8:30am
Morning Prayer
Reid Chapel
(location for all Saturday events)
 
 
9:15-11:00
General Assembly Planning and 
other small groups or regional groups as needed

11:15-11:30
Plenary Session
Closing Business
 
 
11:30-12:00
Sending Service
 
 
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SPEAKER BIOS

Jonathan Kuttab 

Jonathan Kuttab is a leading human rights attorney and advocate for Palestinian rights. He is co-founder of Al Haq —the first international human rights legal organization in Palestine— as well as Non-Violence International, and the Mandela Institute for Prisoners.  Jonathan is a Palestinian Christian who is a past chair of the Bethlehem Bible College and serves on the board of the Sabeel Ecumenical Theology Center in Jerusalem. He is a leader in the establishment of Christ at the Checkpoint conference and was part of the 1994 legal team for the Cairo agreement that resulted in the Oslo II Accord. 
 

Muhanad Al Qaisy

Muhanad Al Qaisy has worked as the Project Officer for the Olive Tree Campaign of the Joint Advocacy Initiative since 2014.  Muhanad is a Palestinian refugee from the village of Beit Jebrin, his grandfather being forced to leave in 1948.  He presently lives in Deheishah Refugee Camp in Bethlehem.  He is a graduate of Bethlehem University with a degree in social work and psychology. Muhanad has been involved in projects helping children from the refugee camps improve their skills in the English language, the arts and in sports.  He has volunteered as a social worker in the Psychological Support Unit of the YMCA, providing assistance to children who live near the security zones.
 

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