The picture shows Momen (on the left) on his first day in London as an EVS volunteer, in April. He is one of hundreds of young people who have taken part in CADFA projects, and one of dozens who have taken part in our EVS (European Voluntary Service) projects. His first involvement was as a participant in our youth visit to London in summer 2013. He then went on working with … Read More →
The most recent report on this exciting project is attached – Do have a look – it has involved a leaders’ visit, a student visit, a women’s visit and a youth visit. The blog for the project is here twinninginaction.blogspot.co.uk The plan for Twinning in Action was to do this in five stages across two years (September 2014 to September 2016). Three of these stages were to be in Britain and … Read More →
A really good and friendly event – CADFA’s summer party featured presentations by our four EVS volunteers Emilio, Mo’min, Dunja and Nadine who are leaving us after several months. We had lovely music by Julia from SOAS Arabic Band, and then saw three films made in Abu Dis through CADFA projects. Lovely Lebanese food gave us the chance to talk to CADFA friends new and old. This picture of Dunja … Read More →
A painting was done by CADFA volunteers for a protest to highlight the racism and violence of the Israeli settlement project. It shows settlement housing on a hill protected by the Israeli military while settlers attack a local Palestinian village. The volunteers drew in a church and a mosque to show this is not a religious issue: all Palestinians are under threat. The horrendous arson attack by Israeli settlers on … Read More →
The attached report – A month in Abu Dis June 2015 – gives a snapshot of events in the town 48 years after the Israeli occupation. The report draws attention to the Separation Wall and the difficulties it caused during Ramadan and to administrative detention (imprisonment without trial) and to child imprisonment.