I am a young Australian woman currently on a unique journey around the world that has taken me from India to Africa, the Middle East, USA, Canada, Central and South America. I have visited communities and volunteered in a variety of situations, often in places experiencing forms of poverty, conflict or isolation. I am endeavoring to start a revolution by discovering the possibilities for connecting young people of this generation through service and in a spirit of friendship across the globe and am now seeking the support of the wider community in bringing the vision for joiningthedots to life
Why I want peace:
Because it is the right of every person and living thing on the planet. Because we are one human family belonging to mother earth. We all share the same spark of the Divine.
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.