April Meeting and Activities

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Sumud Northland – for Justice in Palestine and Israel  will continue its program year on Thursday, April 25th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth, MN and on Zoom (link below). All are welcome. Our March meeting has been canceled due to Holy Week conflicts.

 Can this endless cycle of vengeance between two peoples ever end? Is the only path to a just outcome through relationship? Are there groups of people who have these relationships with each other? How are they working together?We will take a look at groups and organizations that are working across the divide to see the other side’s humanity and working for justice and peace. We will take a look at some of these groups and see what they are doing and listen to their voices.

Calendar of Events

  • Every Friday at 12:00 – 12:30 pm – Women in Black Vigil – Grandmothers for Peace. Lake Avenue and Superior Street, Duluth, MN. From Dorothy Wolden: “These Women in Black actions are silent vigils calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, and end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel.  The silent vigil has been followed by a reading of the names and ages of some of the victims of the bombings and a closing song.”


March Meeting and Activities

Thursday, March 28th, 6:30 pm – Canceled


Important Talks, Webinars, Sermons

  • Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac gives a liturgy of lament, in a live broadcast service from the Lutheran Christmas Church in Palestine, shared by Bethlehem Bible College, Churches for Middle East Peace, Evangelicals for Justice, Global Immersion, Red Letter Christians, and Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East (NEME). (Sermon begins around 28:00) Dec. 23, 2023. 
  • Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb gives the keynote address at the Matthew 25 Summit, January 18, 2024 at the New Life Presbyterian Church in Atlanta Georgia. (Lecture begins around 41:00) 







Prior to the pandemic, our group sponsored several “Film & Food Nights” to raise awareness regarding the Palestinian issue. Various congregations hosted these film nights: In Duluth, MN, Concordia Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and Peace United Church of Christ, and in Superior, WI, Pilgrim Lutheran Church. The following films were viewed and discussed in these venues:

    • 1948: Creation & Catastrophe
    • Gaza in Conflict
    • The Iron Wall
    • Israel vs Israel
    • Knowledge Is the Beginning
    • The Occupation of the American Mind
    • The Wanted 18
    • With God on Our Side

Recently, the Leadership Team created PowerPoint presentations on various topics: Primer on Palestinians Living Under Occupation; Gaza: History, Trauma, & Hope; Eco-Peace Middle East; Art as Creative Resistance; Beyond the Two-State Solution (featuring Jonathan Kuttab’s proposal); and the Palestinian History Tapestry.