New, how-to video:
THE PEACEMAKERS and their pursuit of understanding
Thursday, 15 April 2010
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather
the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
-- Ambrose Redmoon
"Let your hopes, not your hurts,
shape your future."
NEW VIDEO shows
women and men shaping their future.
Step by step they create the 2006 Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemakers Camp -- http://traubman.igc.org/camp2006.htm .
THE PEACEMAKERS and their pursuit of understanding (35 mins)
A how-to film for creating a summer camp
The smaller 2005 Peacemakers Camp of 135 participants -- http://traubman.igc.org/camp2005.htm -- is also documented in video streaming online for the first time.
PEACEMAKERS: Palestinian & Jews Together at Camp (83 mins)
The "something else" beyond fear is being shaped and lived every day by more women and men than most of us know about.
Here are two examples:
THE GALILEE MOMS was birthed in 2005 to share their lives and model how authentic peace begins at home.
They first get to know each other through their common interest in sharing culinary recipes, life cycles, and more, to "practice the possibility of peace."
The core group of 10 women -- Muslims, Jews, Druze, Christians -- meets every Sunday, then invites all the women in the Galilee to monthly seminars and occasional outings or "mom camps."
Diverse in many ways, "what they share is a mother's heart and willingness to go out of their comfort zones to create something better."
VIEW a video:
Galilee Moms finds a recipe for peace
3-1/2 minute video
READ the whole story:
Galilee moms come together for peace
By Nitsana Bellehsen
Israel 21c - April 14, 2010
PUTTING RELATIONSHIPS ON ICE
Moroccan national ice hockey team captain Saad Tawfiq, a Muslim, and Jewish goalie Albert Benchimol succeed together.
Jews and Muslims skate side by side as teammates and friends on the Moroccan national ice hockey team.
"Everyone knows that if Muslims and Jews get together, they can do amazing things," said founder Khalid Mrini.
We are succeeding where politics have failed, said the 48-year-old Mr. Mrini.
We dont have weapons, we have sweat.
"And whether your name is Eli or Mohammed doesnt matter."
READ the whole story:
Traditional adversaries make peace with pucks
The Globe and Mail (Montreal, Canada) - Tues, 13 April 2010
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These and hundreds of other success stories are preserved at http://traubman.igc.org/messages.htm