Lewis Elbinger
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My personal story:
I hitchhiked from Scotland to India when I was 20 years old and have been traveling around the world ever since. Co-founded the East West Ashram near Dharamsala, India. Hope to found the Theater of the East and West in Istanbul, Turkey in 2012.
Why I want peace:
Shalom = Salaam = Shanti.
Peace is our natural state.
I want my natural state.
Interests and activities:
Beauty, yoga, music, world peace, harmony, balance, order.
Something you didn't know about me:
I am one with the source of all.
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How I found
My good friend Istanbullu Aykut turned me on to it
What I want to achieve here:
Peace in Jerusalem.
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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.

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At 8:05pm on April 22, 2010, fesalk411 said…
A True Story By Faisal Al-kateep
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.
At 6:07pm on February 25, 2009, Aref Dajani said…
Polar cool that you're on mepeace! Keep in touch!

At 3:07am on February 21, 2009, Paul RETI said…

Hello Lewis!

Welcome to I hope that you will make a constructive and active and consistently ethical contribution to this community.

Peace, Salaam and Shalom...
... Paul R., Sydney, Australia


At 8:05pm on February 20, 2009, Eli Williamson-Jones said…

Welcome to MePeace. I hope you make some great connections in the community while helping us seek peace in the Middle East and the world.


(a fellow world citizen)

At 11:56am on February 20, 2009, Hiba said…
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