I might start another new group on here, "Windows"

I just watched the film this weekend for the first time, "Encounterpoint," which was a documentary about Israeli and Palestinian peace activists that have come together and have worked tiredlessley for peace and justice.
One of the activists in the film, Ruti, was the founder of this magazine for Israeli and Palestinian children. She created it during the midst of the first intifada, and was inspired by a similar magazine that existed in apartheid South Africa.

I really liked her work. It is the children that will be our future generations of hope and peace in the region.

Because of this, I am thinking of creating a "Windows" group here on mepeace.

Here is the link to the website:

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Comment by Stephanie Chase on November 16, 2008 at 2:52am
JC- I admire your integrity and courage to admit that the reason for there being so very few Jews (from your first reply) is due to the people on all sides-- Israel, Lebanon and the PLO.
Once people on all sides overcome the propaganda and hate, will we find peace.
I know for a fact that when I was in Israel, a lot of the Jewish Israelies told me that they would not interact with Arabs, and this really saddened me.

Even if peace groups only help a little bit, in the end, the peace that was created will mean a lot
Comment by JC | WorriedLebanese on November 14, 2008 at 11:43pm
It's a very small organisation that does the same work many others are doing in Lebanon. There are a lot of tensions in Lebanon, not only between Muslim and Christians, but within each religion and between Lebanese and Palestinians...
Truth to tell, I don't know how helpful peace education is. It certainly doesn't bring around a big and immediate change. But it can spark something within the few people that it touches.
Comment by Stephanie Chase on November 14, 2008 at 7:25pm
What is the name of the organization that you work with?
How is it going with the different religious groups in Lebanon?
I know that there has/had been a lot of tension between the Christians and Muslims in Lebanon. Has this organization been pretty helpful?!
Comment by JC | WorriedLebanese on November 14, 2008 at 12:29am
Thanks for sharing this information on "Windows". The site is very interesting. I personally work in a Lebanese NGO that promotes similar ideas through similar programs. But we only work with youth groups in Lebanon, and it is very unfortunate that we do not have jewish youth groups in Lebanon any longer (and I believe Lebanon, the PLO and Israel are responsible for this situation).
Truth to say. It's even quite hard for us to mention such an initiative to most of our local partners because of the strong hostility that exists between the two neighbouring countries... But I'm sure we can find a way. It's just another tough challenge we've got to face.


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