Citizens RISE in Middle East, around Earth
26 November 2011
"We often forget how much we need and rely on other people.
None of us learned to feed ourselves, walk, or
tie our shoes on our own when we were children.
We hear so many messages that tell us we can and
should make it on our own, and we start to believe it.
Such a statement just isnt true. We need each other.
We rely on each other and are incomplete without each other."
in "What We Cant Do Alone, We Can Do Together"
Tar Heel Junior Historian, 44:1, Fall 2004
like a rainbow is surrounding Earth.
It is the broadest, inclusive color spectrum of Earth's diverse citizens awakening.
Stepping out, speaking up, creating.
Rising to combine our symbolic rainbow's Fire of spirit with Water of creative minds.
Finding new social intelligence.
Learning and living together.
RISE in music was conceived 13 years ago by artisan Aliza Hava.
HEAR her sing it at:
Music by Aliza Hava
and also at
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RISE in new literature is the compelling novel of a nation in search of its soul.
WATCH the poignant video:
RISE: A Novel of Contemporary Israel
by Yosef Gotlieb
The Book Trailer - 3-1/2 min video
Israeli author Yosef Gotlieb
is an educator and scholar of societies and international development.
Intuiting today's historic changes, Gotlieb's novel is about a people's movement of Jews and Arabs that emerges in response to antiquated taking-sides, extremism, and preoccupation with "enemies."
Distinction is not between Arabs and Jews, but what methods and spirit lead to death or to life for all.
READ more at:
by Yosef Gotlieb
The Olive Group, July 2011, 386 pages
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In Africa last November 2011 week was the RISE NATIONAL YOUTH FORUM -- http://risenetworks.org/.
Young Nigerians of diverse faiths and regions assembled to empower and re-channel the focus of youth into positive ventures.
RISE National Youth Forum 2011 To End In Lagos
18 November 2011
VIEW PHOTOS at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150453276626963
WATCH and HEAR living examples of citizens -- a Palestinian, then a Jew -- describing how they rise together.
Realizing we are incomplete without each other.
FINDING FRIENDS AMONG YOUR ENEMY
Osama Elewat shares part of the journey
toward becoming a Palestinian peacemaker.
TEDxJaffa -- Nov 6, 2011 -- 25-min video
THE EASY WAY TO (BEGINNING) PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND
Israel Jew Yehuda Stolov describes the magic and
simplicity of of citizens who finally decide to engage.
TEDxJaffa - Nov 3, 2011 - 16 min video
CREATIVITY FOR PEACE CAMP
Four Arab and Jewish young women of excellence
from Palestine and Israel described commitment to
relationship building as part of the next generation of female leaders.
12 Nov 2011 - 58 min radio interview
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These and hundreds of other success stories are preserved at http://traubman.igc.org/messages.htm