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    June 2, 2015 - 1:30pm
    after 14 years, the Levantine Cultural Center has become The Markaz...
    The Markaz means "the center" in Arabic, but also Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and Urdu. The Markaz will be a home, a hub, a central gathering space for everyone interested in the greater Middle East, from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east to Morocco in the west, for all minority cultures that are an essential aspect of the Islamic world, and for all us for working for peace, understanding and interfaith unity.

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  • july-25-350.jpg
    after 14 years, the Levantine Cultural Center has become The Markaz...
    June 2, 2015 - 1:30pm
    The Markaz means "the center" in Arabic, but also Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and Urdu. The Markaz will be a home, a hub, a central gathering space for everyone interested in the greater Middle East, from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east to Morocco in the west, for all minority cultures that are an essential aspect of the Islamic world, and for all us for working for peace, understanding and interfaith unity.
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    May 24, 2015 - 5:09pm
    Memorial Day is a national holiday that serves to remember American dead who served in our armed forces. For me it has become a day to meditate more broadly on the worldwide culture of war and our role in it.
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    May 3, 2015 - 4:22am
    Each year toward mid-May, communities of people supportive of Palestine or Israel (or both) are confronted by two diametrically opposed holidays: Israel's May 14, 1948 Independence Day and Palestine's Nakba Day May 15th. Our May 2015 series will create positive conditions for discussion and action. Please help us make this series successful with your attendance and support.
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    For Arts and Free Expression—as a Counterweight to Extremism, Islamophobia, Media Bias and Racism
    March 9, 2015 - 11:51am
    Charlie Hebdo, ISIS, Gaza, Ferguson, the Taliban, drone attacks killing families in Afghanistan and Pakistan... I can't remember another time in my life when violent extremism and malevolent hatred against others seemed quite so prevalent—can you? With ISIS we have the wild-eyed persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, and the beheading of western journalists and aid workers.