Last year Plowshares, a Central Kentucky group I lead that promotes peace and reconciliation, met for Hummus Night. It was a great evening. We all brought our own hummus to share. We screened a documentary film called Make Hummus, Not War, a film that was equal parts whimsical and serious. And then had a discussion about whether a regional love of hummus might be the recipe for peace in the Middle East. On a more concrete level, we discussed how hospitality and embodied interactions with our enemies help lead to healthier and more peaceful relationships.
Here’s a trailer for the film: