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Middle East Peace Programs

The Middle East Peace Initiative has been promoting peace since 2003 through dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, fact-finding trips, interfaith pilgrimages and conferences. It brings religious leaders, parliamentarians, academicians, women leaders, youth and civil society representatives together in Israel, Palestinian Territories and Jordan. Forums explore Track II approaches to the crisis in Syria. Read UPF's Statement about Middle East Peace

UPF's Jerusalem Office for Interfaith and Cooperation among Religions and Office for Peace and Security Affairs convene forums of academics, political and religious leaders, and peace advocates. UPF-Israel organizes culture of peace tours and leadership seminars for international youth. For information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The second Jewish-Christian Dialogue of the Middle East Peace Initiative took place May 17-18, 2006, in a beautiful sun-drenched space, with floor to ceiling windows in Jerusalem's Olive Tree Hotel.

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A Jewish-Christian Dialogue March 13-14, 2006 called for conflict resolution that includes religious and spiritual, political and social dimensions.

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A conference in Amman March 30-31, 2005, provided the opportunity for 72 North American Ambassadors for Peace to meet and dialogue with leading Jordanian figures and Ambassadors for Peace.

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The Middle East Peace Initiative program in Sept. 2004 offered participants opportunities to visit neighborhoods in Jerusalem and surrounding villages to get a sense of the people, their challenges of daily life, and their hopes and dreams of peace.

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A Mother's Heart for Peace was the theme of the Middle East Peace Initiative program in May 2004 that brought together 500 women from 40 nations.

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I am an Israeli woman who has lived here all my life. I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I am also an Ambassador for Peace, which means I am dedicated to bringing peace wherever I go. It also means that even though I am terribly nervous, I found the strength to stand here on the stage to share my heart with you.

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I would like to extend our warm greetings to all of you, women, men and families, who arrived here from all over the world and from Israel; from various religions and different nationalities. I would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Moon for their endless work for peace and for giving us the inspiration for our peace work in the Middle East.

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An account of the Middle East Peace Initiative programs in Jerusalem and surrounding areas in Sept. and Oct. 2003.

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American participants in the first Middle East Peace Initiative pilgrimage set out at sunrise on Sunday, May 18, 2003, to symbolically lay to rest in Jerusalem the image of Christian conquest and forced conversion; then they participated in a Jewish-Christian dialogue.

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A round-table reviewing the role of religion in the search for Middle East peace attracted substantial interest from participants in a conference convened by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace in Arlington, Virginia February 28, 2003.

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