A global space for artists, filmmakers, musicians, & activists to share their stories of peacemaking.

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Jerusalem Prayer Project?

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JPP's Vision For Peace Through Prayerful Action
We provide a platform that articulates an alternative narrative to hate, violence, enmity, war and destruction.
“If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.”
~ Mother Teresa

Jerusalem Prayer Project

Presents
The Documentary Series
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The Jerusalem Prayer Project's documentary Warriors of the Heart tells stories of grassroots peacemakers in the Holy Land building alternative pathways to peace, outside the mainstream politics of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
"Women can bring us as one tribe as human beings together."
Huda Abuarquob, Regional Director,
Alliance for Middle East Peace

Introducing

'Women Wage Peace'

An Israeli/Palestinian Women's Movement
(work in progress)
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"The tears were not desperate tears, they were for the first time in a long time, hope tears,"
Ronit Barmat,
Women Wage Peace
The Story of 'Women Wage Peace'

Women Are Saving the World Where Men Have Failed Spectacularly

Women Wage Peace in Israel/Palestine Portends a Social Revolution
By Stephen Longfellow Fiske
Today’s revelations of the dark shadow of misogyny in the United States, where headlines of women being sexually harassed, raped and assaulted in the workplace have led to the rise of the social media hashtag “#MeToo”, extends well beyond our shores. Women around the world have been connecting their stories of struggle and survival in the face of sexual abuse and subjugation with honest and often heartbreaking intensity. This has catalyzed an awakening among men and all of us, to the beginning of a massive social paradigm shift.
Women are taking a stand, fighting for their rights and those of others, striving for peace as opposed to violence, for dignity as opposed to degradation, for respect as opposed to disregard, and for honoring boundaries as opposed to rape. This is being echoed from Los Angeles to New York, Moscow to Jerusalem, Paris to Rijad, Liberia to Darfur, in large cities and villages alike. It is women, stepping forward, who are expressing a better insight and instinctual understanding of what is needed to put today’s chaotic world back on track - to undo the ruins that men, driven by predatory ego and patriarchal dominance, have created. The sensibility, wisdom and inner  strength of women offers the light of hope in a world seemingly heading on the dark path to self-destruction. And it is women, who are intent upon creating change with dignity, respect and grace -- not weapons of mass destruction and excessive violence.
During my most recent trip to the Holy Land, I witnessed and participated first-hand in the heart of the worldwide women’s revolution, that is fast gathering momentum and becoming a powerful force to be reckoned with.
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Crowd in Jaffa from the above
"Women can bring us as one tribe as human beings together."
"Women can bring us as one tribe as human beings together."

Coming Soon....

'Roots'

the story behind the creation of a Palestinian/Israeli peace-building movement
(in post-production)
SEE THE PREVIEW
"Women can bring us as one tribe as human beings together."
"Women can bring us as one tribe as human beings together."
On Ali's family land, at a key West Bank crossroads, near the Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion, "settler" Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Palestinian political activist Ali Abu Awwad have teamed up to build a peace center where they challenge long held animosities and advocate for peace between their peoples.
A compliment to the Women Wage Peace story, Hanan and Ali form an unlikely team advocating peace in the occupied territories. This segment tracks a gritty five-year journey, and includes their individual evolutions and self-discovery that
led to the forming of their organization.
Through their programs and workshops, they teach people, especially disenfranchised youth, soldiers and ordinary citizens, principles of non-violence, positive interaction with one another and techniques for working through seemingly intractable
cultural, political and religious differences.
What makes their journey and story even more fascinating is the fact that the vast majority of Israeli ‘settlers’ often live their entire lives without ever interacting with their Palestinian neighbors, with whom they literally share the very same land. They are physical neighbors divided by walls, religion,
culture and politics.
The idea of having direct conversations between Palestinians and Israelis there,  is often as remote as peace itself in the Holy Land.
Ali and Hanan are breaking new ground in their bid to espouse tolerance in others, foster understanding, and advocate for non-violence and reconciliation
without victimization.

Help Us Empower Peacemakers

The Jerusalem Prayer Project (JPP) has so far been self-funded by a combination of personal assets of its producers and donations from benefactors. To date, $50,000 and hundreds of hours of development, writing & editing time has been committed to create the presentation package; including promo video, original music for the soundtrack and CD “Flow”, website design, image licensing, and initial film production.
JPP officially launched December 10, 2016 with a multi-media fundraising event at the Electric Lodge Theater in Venice, CA. The night was a great success, breaking ground into the public arena of non-profit funding. As a result of JPP’s initial fundraising push, Executive Producer Stephen L. Fiske and Director Robert Corsini raised sufficient funds to purchase camera equipment and to travel to Israel/Palestine for ten days of field production for their documentary ‘Warriors of the Heart’.
The journey documented several stories of grassroots peacemakers in the holy land, including that of -- 'Women Wage Peace', an Israeli and Palestinian women's movement developing new approaches towards resolving conflict in the region.
Your generosity directly empowers the JPP team to continue its mission of promoting peace in the Holy Land and around the world through creative, mindful and prayerful action -- at a time when it is needed most.
We need YOUR help to bring these stories to light.
Warriors of The Heart -- Peacemakers in the Holy Land producer Robert Corsini in Hebron..
JPP founder and co-producer Stephen L. Fiske in Gush Etzion, earlier
Warriors of The Heart -- Peacemakers in the Holy Land  producers Robert Corsini in Hebron (left) and Stephen L. Fiske (right) in Gush Etzion, earlier this year.

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~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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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