ps. i pray also i make sense to you for very hard even speaking same language is it not... to share with only written word! on Friday i am so blessed with being able to meet a contact i made in Facebook for first time on Friday... which i am very excited about. take care and thanks for being an active member of mepeace we value your Friendship x
bless YOU Sabine.... when i have more time i will revisit the volunteer section and followup on all the leads and suggestions. at moment have much to do and support offline also so limited for time which why always grateful for encouragement. so far in mepeace no one person has been given any one role we are very much pooling ideas so if while i am offline you feel able to ... you are very welcome also to write in the volunteer discussion items or on the wall as this does not make you responsible for anything other than the generousity and value of sharing amongst Friends. for i beleive G-d will direct those that have the skills and been blessed with specific gifts to lead these groups to step forward when they feel confident to do so... in meantime it would help if we could understand what we have support and need to do to best serve those that have come together to ask or find help.... love always shel x
Thank you so much for your inspiring comments! Hmm, I don't even know Ruth Cohen, but now I get curious to find out about Themecentered interaction. And very interesting that you mention Augusto Boal. I really like this kind of work and as you say it could be very useful in the Jewish-Arabic dialogue. He must have been an interesting and special man?? And thank you for mentioning your friend, I will try to get in contact with him. What kind of work are you into? Looking forward to keeping in touch with you, Take care, Tamar
thank YOU so much for your continued encouragment and support... would you like to sit with me in the volunteer section of mepeace as this is one of the things we are trying to do... there is a discussion under bridges and shells comments and more on the group wall if you have time to visit us and read up on how far we've got. i've not mentioned family support/parenting directly yet... maybe you could help me introduce it with what you have already written on my wall?
i've just put out a question on my facebook wall asking for any Friends in Wales or America who have successfull worked with schools using the Incredible Years Parenting Pyramid... only the other thing i have witnessed and been affected by personally is that if shared parenting across home/school is not consistently adopted then relationship breakdowns can contribute to a high volume of parent and child stress which can adversely affect all other strategies that are being adopted else where in a childs life.... only having been through the system of finding help myself i am now trying to support friends who are equally still trying to find help... for themselves and their children....
thank you Sabine... i have not heard of this site before i will take a look... my reason for asking was to find out whether there were any parent support groups within the middle east at street level who can offer assistance to parents to help them if they needed it for any reason.... i am aware of parent circle which helps bereaved parents, i was just wondering if there were any more... as being a parent myself i know that i have relied heavily on support groups... read lots of books,attended many parenting classes and been a people watcher all my life who has had to work with many agencies to help my family... and beleive me finding the right person at the right time can be a very long search. i was also thinking that maybe there could be benefit from knowing if there was a particular area of mepeace to start searching for whatever one came in here to find.... for there are many here for different reasons and a lot to search through. much love to you and big hugs for sharing. shel x
A True Story By Faisal Al-katib
I am a Palestinian Arab from Hizmeh, a village between Jerusalem and Ramallah. When I was 15 years old I fought against the Israeli Occupation in search of freedom. At that time I thought every Jewish person, whether soldier or citizen, man or woman, young or old, should be killed. I rejected the right for any Jew to live and every Jew was a target. I was just a kid, believe me, and I didn’t understand anything about politics or the Arab-Israeli conflict. I was arrested and sat in jail for 12 years. This was during the first intifada from 1987. At that time nobody talked about peace but only of violence. I matured during my time in jail. I started studying and reading books on politics, literature, poetry, and about the Madrid Conference.
It gave me hope to live in peace and dignity. I learned that violence only breeds violence and that peace is the only solution for the two nations, the only way for both to have a respectful and beautiful future. We live on the same land. We are neighbors. We drink the same water and both pray to a monotheistic God. We must live in peace on the basis of religion for God and land for everyone.