PEACE IN JERUSALEM
THE STAINED-GLASS WINDOW
Below is a photograph of my stained-glass window entitled "Peace in Jerusalem" which illustrates the reconciliation which is necessary to attain Middle East peace. The window, which has a steel frame and is steel-reinforced, measures 5 feet long and 4 feet tall. The photograph was taken by Douglas Elbinger, a great photographer and even greater brother.
This window is an affirmation in color and light of the essential unity of the three monotheistic religions. It depicts three figures, one representative each of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, surrounding the symbols of those faiths. Two doves bearing olive branches hover in the upper corners of the window. A hidden motif in the design is the Banner of Peace symbol, an international symbol of peace and culture which is recognized in a treaty signed by the United States and twenty other countries in 1935 and is still in effect today.
Let this image go forth into the world to illustrate the essential unity of the Abrahamic faiths and to inspire us to venture from faith to interfaith, from worship of the God within our religion to worship of the God within all religions, from darkness to light, from the unreal to the real, from death to immortality.