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:
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Great idea. Tell us of more activities you pursue.
Sounds like such an interesting group! What else do you all do? (And where did you find this movie?)
I can’t remember where I found the film–somewhere on the Internet probably. At Plowshares meetings we have a lot of guest speakers, eat, discuss, play Dutch Blitz. If you’re ever in the area, let me know. We’d love have you visit.