Iam from Kaduna State of Nigeria. A christiian by faith. Iam in my mid forties by age. A civil servant. Lost my wife last year June,2006. Hence, Iam a widower. I read Agricultural Economics/Extension. I have been teaching in secondary school for the past twenty one years now. I became interested on peace iniatives especially after the series of communual and/or sectorial conflicts in Kaduna State and Nigeria at large.
Therefore, I will be very much keen to share and try to fine out both the immediate and the remote causes of most of these conflicts. Also, welcoming ideas from others else where. Lastly, I have two kids-a girl and a boy.
Why I want peace:
I became interested on all iniatives that promote peacefull coexistance of all human race because, we tend to believe that we are created by the Almigthy God.
I hate seeing people fighting and killing one another no matter what may be their reasons.
Interests and activities:
Discussing current affiars, reading, watching documentary and travelling.
Something you didn't know about me:
I love looking smart and good as a dude.
How I found mepeace.org:
Through peace colabration site
What I want to achieve here:
Sharing of global peace and conflict resolution ideas.
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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
Hi Maxwell, yes we are busy with our own lives, not only with our own people here but some other countries, and like everyone trying to make a living. Maybe send me an email at . I raised my two sons by myself and they are both taller than me now. I am very happy with them both.
I appreciate your quick respond to my request. I promise to work out program of activity that consist of conflict resolution and keep you posted on the development and/or where we may need your assistance. I hope to be of help in advancing 'Where Peace Lives Activities Manual' especially from our school in Kaduna town of Nigeria. I hope to always use this link for subsequent discussions. Thanks. Hope to get in touch with you asap.