MEPEACE is a network for peace with thousands of peacemakers and millions of page visits on mepeace.org. This network is designed to:
(1) Exemplify peace and realize peace online and on the ground,
(2) Empower people and orgs with interaction, information and inspiration, and
(3) Enable a movement for peace with internet and networking technologies.
Online, our web platform enables individuals and organizations from more than 200 countries to overcome physical barriers, share and learn about one another. On the ground, we create community-building encounters, provide activist leadership training, and offer technology consulting to other peace organizations. The Israeli media has called MEPEACE the “Facebook of Peace” because it works like Facebook and is dedicated to peace. MEPEACE has a non-profit organization sustain this work and contributions are welcomed.
The Middle East and its inhabitants are trapped in endless cycles of violence. The people of the region are exhausted and around the world, millions more feel invested in the region. The will of the people is not being sufficiently garnered for peace. MEPEACE provides platforms for interaction, information and inspiration to harness the potential of people and organizations the region and beyond to galvanize their collective will for peace. Our goals are to create new platforms, centralize information, develop leadership in order to mobilize a critical mass of moderates for peace.
On the web platform, individuals express themselves and communicate with each other through photos, videos and text. Communication is enabled in chat rooms, and through comment walls and private messaging, and in thousands of discussions. Upon joining us one receives a page online with a personal profile, blog, comment wall and private inbox. Personal pages automatically feature the individual’s discussions, photos, videos and songs. On the ground events such as Peace Cafés and other events enable peacemakers to meet in person. We participate in international peace conferences and create our own, such as the “MEPEACE: Making Things Possible” meeting in Amman, Jordan.
MEPEACE is supporting a bottom-up effort utilizing new technologies to provide a global solution for Middle East peace. We are building a grassroots movement with cutting-edge social networking technology. We aim to offer a global solution by empowering individuals across the world. Thousands peacemakers have profiles on mepeace.org - in Israeli and Palestine, as well as the US, UK, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran. Our web platform has been accessed in more than 18,000 cities.
OBJECTIVES FOR 2015-16
Online: Grow our community. Reach 10,000 peacemakers, and 100,000 page visits per month.
On the ground: Host an event every month. Offer bi-monthly peace cafés.
Leadership program: Train leaders to lead our community and initiatives of their own.
Organization development: Build the structural and resources capacity of the organization to manage and grow the movement. Open offices in Palestine, New York and London.
Tech consulting for peace NGO’s: Establish the organization as the premier player in the niche of using technology for Middle East peace. Offer technology services for 10 other organizations.
Partnerships: Initiate new partnership projects to reach out to the media, other organizations, and politicians in Israel and the Middle East at large.
MEPEACE will support leaders and teams in four areas of responsibility (circles): Interact, Inform, Inspire, Sustain – each with five teams and corresponding leaders. Teams encourage cooperation, share the work and accomplish more. Teams exemplify co-existence, offer experience and empower leaders from the bottom-up. Here are our leaders, areas, and teams:
INTERACT - Administrate, Dialogue, Volunteers, Moderation, Technology
INFORM - Multimedia, Calendars, Links, Resources, Information
INSPIRE - Facebook, Arabic, Events, Media, Special projects
SUSTAIN - Organization, Strategy, Funding, Leadership, Resources
MEPEACE needs YOUR support and help. Please contact Eyal Raviv directly for more info.