In the 1960's I was in the Civil Rights movement. In the 80's, translating the Book of Job (http://intermix.org/job) expanded my appreciation of life. From the 1990's I have trained in nonviolence and participated in the peace and justice movement. More recently I have become involved in the Interfaith movement as well.
Why I want peace:
Peace is my personal quest as well as a necessity for humanity. Asking why I want peace is like asking why I would prefer to be happy than sad. Peace of the soul is a great, perhaps the greatest, personal boon, and peace for humanity will be a cause for celebration everywhere.
Interests and activities:
History, current events, tennis, chess, movies, reading, long walks.
Something you didn't know about me:
40 years in So Cal, and never been to Disneyland!
How I found mepeace.org:
referred by a friend
What I want to achieve here:
My passion is to make the Global Assembly project succeed in creating a voice of humanity. (http://globalassembly.net) Underlying that is a great desire to see the earth and the human race somehow come through the population/technology buildup basically intact. I want us, the human race, to do the smart thing and to avoid the dumb mistake.
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Roger, how do you relate ning-platform in compensation to wiser-earth tools? Which is more efficient for conversations and communications?
WiserEarth is on ongoing development. Am not sure about ning ..
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
I have passed on the link to Encounterpoint to Project Triumph and Islamicity as well as a Gazan friend who lives here and is on the Board of Al Meraj Academy Islamic School in SFV.
My email is
It is much more efficient than contacting you through mepeace so if you want to correspond in more detail please contact me. I can be available for presentations provided I have some prior notice.
You are not any relation to Gai Eaton by chance are you?
We are neighbours and I do go th Culver City occasionally as I have a friend there. The book, What's Right with Islam is What's Right with America is available in Borders Bookstore where I bought my copy so I would guess Barnes & Nobles would also have it. Keep me informed about your Peace Activities as I am interested. Also if you have a group that would like an educational introduction to Islam, this is something I do. Also welcome to ME Peace