Inner and Outer Peacework
March 29th – April 29th
Do you have a vision for peace in the Holy Land?
How can a small group of people have a global effect?
What is our role in the current worldwide uprisings?
We invite you for an adventure of community building in the Holy Land. It is a unique opportunity to connect with the region, to understand the conflict in the Middle-East and to create together a vision for a new peace culture.
In these critical times it is becoming urgent to open our eyes and hearts to the pain of the world. We are called to step out of the system of violence and fear and to create a new reality based on trust and solidarity.
We wish to listen to the call for truth of the current uprisings and come together to create a real alternative. We will explore the potential solutions that already exist in the region, and see what is needed to form a sustainable model of living amongst humans and nature.
We will use the communitarian protected space to reveal the connections between inner and outer peace, towards the realization of a Peace Research Village in the Middle East.
This intensive course is open for peaceworkers from Israel, Palestine and around the globe, and especially for graduates of the basic education in the peace center Tamera Portugal). Participants are requested to send an application describing their motivation to join the course.
The course will take place in:
- Tent of Nations farm, Nahalin (near Bethlehem)
- The Fairies’ Forest, Bet Oren (near Haifa)
- EcoME center, near Jericho
- Tantur monastery, Jerusalem
The course will include:
- Daily study time, art and nature time, forum and common work.
- Seminar with Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn on the theme: “Peace Between the Genders”.
- Conference on the theme “Water Retention Landscapes in the Middle East” with Bernd Muller and other water experts.
- 6-7th of April: Passover (the holiday of freedom) with Rabbi Ohad Ezrachi.
- 19th of April: Holocaust memorial day – a ceremony in the spirit of Etty Hillesum.
- 26th of April: Nakba/Independence day – understanding the roots of the conflict and creating a space for reconciliation.
Leading team: Emma Sham-Ba Ayalon, Rico Lutscher, Uri Ayalon, Aida Shibli, Tamir Yaari and Anja Funk.
In cooperation with: Nevia (Ohad Ezrachi and Shmuel Shaul), Holy Land Trust (Sami Awad), EcoME.
Cost: 7,500 Shekels (1,500 Euro), including accommodation, food and transportation (in Israel-Palestine).