February 2010 Blog Posts (45)

Sheikhs and rabbis in pursuit of peace – on Mount of Olives

As the setting sun casts a reverential red glow over Jerusalem’s Old City, a small group of sheikhs and rabbis stand aloft on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the holy sites, joined in prayer. Their prayer is also joined up, an amalgam of recitations from Islam and Judaism, as if by fusing the powers of these two religions, the men can focus on their single cause: peace between the populations of the holy land.

These spiritual leaders have given their blessings to a new organisation, one… Continue

Added by Waleed Hammad on February 3, 2010 at 10:11pm — 1 Comment

thoughts from a recent trip with health and human rights project to I/P

Caution: Vehicles from Both Sides

Alice Rothchild

Welcome to Israel

For me, a flight to Israel is fraught with an intense mixture of excitement, angst, despair, and a powerful feeling of political solidarity. The Delta flight from New York catches me by surprise with pot-bellied bearded men praying in the aisles, their wives with wigs or tight scarves in a bun, negotiating flocks of children, a large Hassidic black hat stowed in the overhead luggage. Arguments break… Continue

Added by Alice Rothchild on February 3, 2010 at 8:04pm — 2 Comments

Paki allied peace workers

Greetings from Hope Development Organization, Faisalabad, Pakistan

We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Faisalabad, Pakistan, and concerned about the violence spreading worldwide from our country. Please visit our website at We want to teach peace to our children and bring a better future to our country and thereby to the entire world. Please read about what we do and our… Continue

Added by Rashad on February 3, 2010 at 7:21pm — No Comments

MEPEACE: Update + congrats on surpassing 2,000 discussions

Thank you for your continuing commitment to peace. Here is our weekly update:

Congrats! We have just surpassed 2,000 discussions on Every discussion thread is open for comments and enables the sharing of documents.

See and participate in the after-event discussion of Sunday's MEPEACE Chat Workshop on the role of art in conflict resolution and peace-building education. Our superb dialogue team hosted the chat and post a fine summary at:… Continue

Added by MEPEACE on February 3, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Misuse of Power

I decided to add a link to an article from my own site because I believe that each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for our own peace within before we can even contemplate the fact that what we are all searching for, that Peace on Earth must ultimately start in our own back yard. It must start within our own emotional and mental states. If we do not understand peace within how can we ever see Peace in our outward world. Our outer… Continue

Added by LUXOR Light on February 3, 2010 at 2:39am — No Comments

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