Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Palestinian To Share His Vision for Peace in Middle East.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerqueans of all faiths should consider becoming peacemakers, according to a Palestinian human rights activist.

George Saliba Rishmawi, of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, said he hopes his visit to New Mexico will sow seeds that will eventually bring peace to the Middle East.

"I'm hoping to meet an interfaith audience of Arabs, Muslims, Christians and Jewish people," Rishmawi said Friday. "I'm hoping to tell the people of the real need for peacemakers and how much we need people to work for peace and justice. I'm trying to spread this message all over."

Rishmawi, a Palestinian Christian, is a member of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People, a leading nongovernment organization supporting dialogue with Israelis. …

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