….from Northumberland lay preacher Margery Tate
Join us for an evening of musical entertainment on Saturday 9th January 2016 7.30 pm at Hepscott Parish Hall, NE61 6LL. Banish those winter blues in the company of Grahame Wright, Ian Rogers and David Fairbairn. Tickets £8 & £4 under 16s from Margery Tate 01670 515049. Bar and light refreshments. Proceeds to ASHRAY (recognised as a charity by HMRC, but too small to register with the Charity Commission).
The concert proceeds will help provide funding for an innovative Drama Project which will bring together local Jewish children and Arab children from the Mar Elias Educational Institution Ibillin in Israel, for 15 sessions and culminate in a performance for families. This is one of the reconciliation through education peacemaking initiatives supported by ASHRAY the UK Charity of Archbishop Emeritus Elias Chacour.
Archbishop Emeritus Chacour’s Christmas letter contains the exciting news that following a visit from peace advocate Mr Man Hee Lee and 15 delegates from Korea the Mar Elias Educational Institution in Ibillin founded by him is to be awarded the status of the first Peace Academy in the Middle East. The MEEI schools are attended by Christian, Muslim and Druze children and they are taught by Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Druze teachers. School exchange days with Jewish schools have been pioneered here and are becoming a regular feature of school life for the children.
The MEEI High School has been identified by the State of Israel as having obtained the highest grades in Israel for Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
The Three Wise Men offer their services in return for a donation to their chosen charity Dorothy’s Well a project created by Jim O’ Connor in honour of his late wife. Dorothy’s Well has been providing clean drinking water to the poorest villages in Tanzania since 2009.
Hoping to see you at the concert. Every blessing to you all now and in the year ahead.
Margery Tate. Trustee ASHRAY www.ukashray.wordpress.com
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