Every day I know how lucky I am. I love to travel and to learn without preconceived perspectives from controlled conditioning. I was in Nepal in March 2006 and experienced what sheer peoples united energy could achieve, when people are willing at all costs to peaceably march for their freedom from dictatorship. I was in Myanmar watching the brave monks with bare feet and prayers upon thier lips, walk peaceably through the cities whilst being fired upon, protecting the lay people with themselves as shields against the bullets, wanting freedom for their country and freedom for their Nobel Peace Winning prisioner Aung San Suu Kyi, her words are pure truth " The only true prision is fear, The only true freedom is freedom from fear. Who said where I would be born? although comming from the working class, I had opertunity to work hard and earn money to get where I wanted in life, because I have this colour passport I can travel and learn about life, because I am from the UK I can look up information on the internet and read the books I choose. After travelling in Myanmar I know they know how much they dont know, after China I realise they dont know how much they dont know. But as much as I see how China's military stratergy is overtaking the world, as much I realise that they are only doing back what was done to them, only they are far better at it and far more patient with their long term stratergies. Now is not the time to be pointing blame, all of us are to blame one way or the other for past and current situations, but now is the time to unify together for peace, this next year is going to be an energy serge as we have never seen it.
Why I want peace:
With a higher level of leadership from The Global Peace Council we will be able to show our common needs, share our knowledge, embrace our differences and start looking at the future of our planet, restoring, preserving and respecting it as we will learn to with each other.
Interests and activities:
Something you didn't know about me:
the greatest gift to share is a smile
How I found mepeace.org:
searching for peace sites
What I want to achieve here:
Meet like minded people. Help the strength of unity grow
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The sting of all problems between Israeli and Palestinians lays in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her status has to be solved in such a way, that all parties fighting for control over her can agree upon.
On June 24, the ‘Big Hug’ will be hold in Jerusalem. Light workers from Israel, Palestine and from all over the world, ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’, will come together to bring warmth and energy to this city, embracing holding hands the Old City. If we bundle all our positive energies and bring these to Jerusalem, we can create peace to this exceptional place.
We are organizing the Big Hug to make the people aware –especially the Israeli and Palestinian inhabitants of Jerusalem- that there is a very shaped perspective for the city of Jerusalem as a city of peace: a new, undivided Jerusalem, as the capital of Palestine, Israel and at large.
Let go of the conflict concerning her command and dedicate the city to the Omnipresent. The Old City as a whole is His Temple. To give the walled Old City free to God, as a "Status Apart”, as an independent city, will be the most feasible way to come out the current impasse.
The Old City of Jerusalem must become an open city; a House of Prayer for all the Peoples. This perspective is written down in the Holy Books, this is the perspective we, as ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’ embrace as well as solution. But how many people does already notice this hopeful point of view?
What I saw in Jerusalem and also everywhere else where I meet Islamic and Jewish people is, that not so many persons really think about a future for Jerusalem. Most of the time, they stick with old ideas that the Old City of Jerusalem will always remain a part of Israel, or in opposite, that it will be absolutely a part of a new Palestinian state, as stolen land that has to be given back. With these visions, a future Jerusalem will be a divided city with an East Palestinian and West Israeli part, with barbed wire and checkpoints in between, like the situation of the city from 1948-1967. Or, coming closer to an agreement, people suggest -like proposed in the “Geneva Accord” in 2003- to make a complicated dividing of the Old City in a Israeli and Palestinian part. That will mean that the small alleys will be split by walls and barriers too. The idea that a future Jerusalem will become a divided city, is something that we have to prevent.
There are living about 250.000 Palestinian and 500.000 Israeli rather close together in one city. Do they want to make a separation of Jerusalem in parts or do they choose, deep in their hearts, for unity? So my best friends, it is our task to inform the whole city that there is an alternative for the Jerusalem of today.
All lovers of a united Jerusalem will come together to encircle and embrace the Old City of Jerusalem with love and devotion. We have to encourage all inhabitants of Jerusalem to join the coming Big Hug, with the idea of a New Jerusalem that might be realized with their support.
Rob Schrama Phone:0031-646608660 www.loversofjerusalem.org
reading your personal story, I was moved by your recent experiences in Asia. I was also in Nepal in March/April 2006, and it was an experience that I will never forget.
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