Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian, and Robi Damelin, an Israeli, talk with Jesse and Jen about their powerful experience with The Parents Circle Families Forum, a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization with over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. Bassam and Robi share how they turned the loss of their children into a quest for understanding and peace.

The two also recently launched the Taking Steps project, which was born out of a need to spread the Parents Circle message of reconciliation. Find them on Facebook here.

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