Just In: New 'Women Wage Peace' Trailer

"Warriors of the Heart: Women Wage Peace” is a documentary four years in the making telling the story of the growing Israeli and Palestinian Women’s Movement for Peace and reconciliation amidst ongoing turmoil in the Holy Land. Women in Palestine and Israel, like in the U.S. are emerging as a new political and social force of inclusion, facing off against the entrenched politics of separation.

JPP at the 2019 Women's March L.A.

On January 15th, 2019 Stephen Fiske and Robert Corsini participated and filmed the massive Women’s March in Downtown Los Angeles, which saw people of all ages, races, cultures, political affiliations, disabilities, and backgrounds continue to fight for the cause of inclusive feminist activism, speak truth to power, and proclaim and uphold respect, dignity, and equal rights for all.
There is a natural and irrefutable connection between what women are saying around the world, from Jerusalem, to Berlin, Paris to Los Angeles, and in the new Congress in Washington D.C., empowering feminist, inclusive leadership. Once again reinforcing the themes underlying our documentary project 'Warriors of the Heart: Women Wage Peace" .

Coming Soon...

Jerusalem Prayer Project

Presents

A DOCUMENTARY SERIES PRODUCED
BY
Robert Corsini and Stephen L. Fiske

The Jerusalem Prayer Project's documentary series Warriors of the Heart: Peacemakers in the Holy Land, tells compelling and courageous stories of grassroots peacemakers, Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, who are risking everything to build alternative pathways to peace, outside the mainstream politics of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
“Everone has a stake in Jerusalem…her doors have to be open to everyone and that is the equation for Peace”
Huda Abuarquob,
Regional Director, Alliance for Middle East Peace

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Featuring

'Women Wage Peace'

"Warriors of the Heart: Women Wage Peace” is a full length documentary film, four years in the making, telling the story of the growing Israeli and Palestinian Women’s Movement for Peace and reconciliation amidst the ongoing turmoil in the Holy Land.
"We are an Israeli movement and we have the support of our beautiful and courageous Palestinian sisters... so we are saying it's a myth that it's impossible to do peace here..."
Lili Weisberger,
Women Wage Peace Organizer
"We unify around the notion that only a political agreement accepted and respected will bring peace to this region... it's not going to be another war, it's not going to be if we purchase more tanks... and more airplanes... "
Rivi Diamond,
Women Wage Peace Organizer
“Just look at this place (Jerusalem), how small it is and how long the history of it and how many walls were built and how many walls were taken down, this wall is going to come down…”
Huda Abuarquob, Regional Director,
Alliance for Middle East Peace

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In Pre-Production

'Roots'

An unlikely team advocating peace

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Ali Abu Awaad and his family have lived on their land for generations, at a key West Bank crossroads, near the Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion. Five years ago, tired of the intractable struggle between Israel and Palestine — Ali committed to creating a new path forward. Following a chance meeting with Israeli “settler" Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, Ali found an unlikely partner for peace.
Hanan and Ali form an unlikely team advocating for peace in the occupied territories. Their story tracks a gritty five-year journey, including their individual evolutions through the tenuous times both their peoples and communities face.

The Story

Of the creation of a Palestinian/Israeli
peace-building movement

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What is the
Jerusalem Prayer Project?

JPP's Vision For Peace Through Prayerful Action
JPP provides a multi-media platform designed to articulate and promote alternative narratives to hatred, violence, enmity and destruction.

Why Jerusalem?

Jerusalem represents the shining hope of humanity. It is symbolic of a longing within the human heart of live harmoniously, in the grace of creation. How do you find your Jerusalem? -- the place within each of us where Peace resides?
This is the ultimate challenge for humanity, reflected in the
mission of JPP.
Women Wage Peace rally, Jerusalem, August 2017

JPP PROUDLY PRESENTS

2018 marked the 50th commemoration of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King and the 55th Anniversary of the
Great March on Washington.
Recognizing the need for new generations to connect with the rich history of the struggle for justice and human rights during the Civil Rights era in America, JPP Executive Producer Stephen Fiske decided to produce "We Carry the Dream", a music video tribute to the late civil rights leader and the movement he created that lives on today.
Fiske himself attended the Great March on Washington in 1963 and in subsequent years, he wrote this piece of inspired music together with composer Sophia Roberts. He has been performing the song live for hundreds of audiences ever since and recently decided to take the work to another level -- adding a full compliment of horns, drums, keyboards and a live chorus.
The recording sessions were also filmed with the intention of creating a music video that would integrate the performance with a rich tapestry of archival imagery from the civil rights era, together with footage of contemporary social justice marches in support of the ongoing quest for peace, justice and freedom, and equality.

The Story

'We Carry The Dream' pays homage to the great MLK,
whose infamous speech calls for an end to racism in the United States
and called for civil and economic rights

GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN THE RECORDING STUDIO

AND DISCOVER MORE ABOUT 'WE CARRY THE DREAM'

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"Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear; only love can do that. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"This is a worthy cause, a worthy goal that deserves your support."
~ Eliyahu McLean
"It's an amazing project! It's important to be pro-solution. Such a project is a step towards peace, justice, dignity & security for all."
~Ali Abu Awaad
meetthejjpteam_528
Stephen L. Fiske
Founder and
Executive Director/Producer
Robert Corsini
Executive Producer
Susan Shankin
Art Director/ Designer
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Gavriel Fiske
Israeli Co-ordinator
Dana Luria
Consulting Producer
Samira Abrar
Executive Assistant/Production Associate
Eloah Shaddai
Marketing/Fundraising