Parents Circle - Families Forum

Parents Circle - Families Forum

The Parents Circle – Families Forum facilitates reconciliation and dialogue between bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families who have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict.

Promoting the Path of Peace through Reconciliation

Parents Circle - Families Forum

In 1995, a group of Israeli families established the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) to bring together Palestinian and Israeli families who were grieving the loss of a family member to the ongoing conflict. Three years later, PCFF hosted its first meeting, a dialogue between Palestinian and Israeli families. Today, the joint Palestinian-Israeli organization is comprised of more than 600 families who engage in dialogues and programs to promote tolerance and peace. PCFF's work is rooted in the notion that sustainable peace can only be achieved after a process of widespread reconciliation. Thus, PCFF hosts dialogue meetings and exhibitions to foster this process at the micro level. Further, each year, PCFF hosts the Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony, celebrates International Peace Day, and organizes a five-day Youth Summer Program, which brings together more than 50 bereaved Palestinian and Israeli youth between the ages of 14 and 18. These impactful programs are only part of PCFF's far-reaching work; the organization has attracted international attention in its efforts to work towards peace on the human level and prevent the loss of further life.

GRoW Support

2020

Programming - Youth Summer Program

2019

Programming - Youth Summer Program