PLEASE FORWARD TO THE EAST COAST
Jewish and Palestinian Israelis together will invade the East Coast of the
Depend on it. And be there, if you can.
You'll want to be their victim of kindness, creative theatre, soaring music, cooperation, and concrete hope.
"The Time Has Come" says the newest anthem they'll sing out -- http://thetimehascomeforpeace.com/ -- available for public download to benefit your captors, the youth of Peace Child
Many of their parents are now joined in devoted Dialogue, having participated with their children in the 2005 Family Peacemakers Camp -- Oseh Shalom~Wahat al-Salam:
Their descent onto North America will feature new kinds of warriors -- Israeli Palestinians (15) and Jews (12) rather equally.
With the 8 Jewish and 11 Arab youth will be -- equally -- Dialogue facilitators, chaperones, and high school principles, all dedicated to living a life of compassion and cooperation together.
The trip will culminate at
Adding to the grand finale will be musicians of Intercultural Journeys -- http://interculturaljourneys.com/ -- who promote understanding among people of diverse cultures through dialogue and the presentation of world-class performances in music, poetry and other art forms, who have adopted the wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"People fail to get along with each other because they fear each other.
They fear each other because they dont know each other.
They dont know each other because they have not properly communicated with each other."
See a preview at http://www.mideastweb.org/peacechild/delegationsupport.htm .
Read the Press Release -- http://www.mideastweb.org/peacechild/press/usadelelegationjan2006.html
The director and shepherd of Peace Child Israel is:
The devoted, selfless organizers have been:
This historic outpouring from Middle East citizens -- youth and adults -- was inspired and championed since October, 2004, by singer and songwriter Deb Chamberlain, co-founder of Changing Our World (COW) Project, thus modeling the power of dedication and creativity in the arts.
The mission of the tour is to bring together Israeli and American youth and their respective communities in a powerful message of global
partnership responsible, shared citizenship.
American hosting groups
The Changing Our World (COW) Project ,
The South Jersey Jewish Federation
The North Stars of Art Sanctuary,
The JCC of Northern Virginia-West,
All Dulles Area Muslim Society,
Congregation B'Nai Tikvah,
presentations in Philadelphia
Wednesday, January 18 -- 7:30 pm
Performance of THE OTHER SIDE, Peace Child Israel's original play about coexistence
with opening libations by the teen North Stars of Philadelphia
LOCATION: Church of the Advocate,1801 Diamond Street, Philadelphia
INFORMATION: (215) 232-4485
Saturday, January 21 -- 8:30-10:00 pm (doors open at 8:00)
GRAND FINALE AT THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
525 Arch Street -- Independence Mall -- Philadelphia, PA
Evening sponsored by The Abraham Fund Initiatives -- http://abrahamfund.org/
INFORMATION: DebChamberlin@comcast.net or (856) 435-6374
ADMISSION: $10 (prefer tax-deductible checks to THE ABRAHAM FUND INITATIVES -- cash accepted)
PARKING: $7 (bring in ticket for validation)
MORE STORY BEHIND THE SCENES:
For 16 months, American tour coordinator Deb Chamberlin and partners in the
It takes totality -- coordinating venues, workshops, P.R., fundraising, meals, performances, and housing.
Deb and her husband, Robert Wynn, co-wrote and produced "The Time Has Come," featuring many of
Widespread support from the local communities has been expressed in wonderful meals donated by area restaurants and food stores, host families, a high school student council, synagogue and mosque teen groups, and volunteers in NJ,
A documentary film is being produced by Art in Motion -- http://aimvideo.com -- and there will be newspaper, TV and radio coverage of the tour's various events.
The Mayor of Philadelphia issued a Peace Child
The youth and adults will be hosted in homes by volunteer families throughout South Jersey,
Many of the American teens from the COW Project and the PCI teens have been e-mailing and instant messaging each other for weeks in advance of the tour, and have already become friends even before meeting.
American teens are already planning to do a reverse cultural exchange to the Holy Land the following year, as they see the huge possibility for using their lives as ambassadors for peace as citizens of global communities.
Events in Washington Township, NJ are being filmed and will be aired on the Township's Comcast Cable TV channel, bringing awareness of the Peace Child
This is the living public peace process -- ordinary citizens with great power to listen, learn, cooperate, include others, and cross walls and oceans to build a world beyond war, far beyond what we ever imagined was possible.
This is the great, possible life.