Jerusalem Prayer Project
A DOCUMENTARY SERIES PRODUCED
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.
A DOCUMENTARY, FOUR YEARS IN THE MAKING, TELLING THE STORY OF THE GROWING ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN WOMEN'S MOVEMENT FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION IN THE HOLY LAND IN A TIME OF DEEPENING DARKNESS IN THE REGION
"Women can bring us as one tribe as human beings together."
Huda Abuarquob, Regional Director,
Alliance for Middle East Peace
An unlikely team advocating peace
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.
Of the creation of a Palestinian/Israeli
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.
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.
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.
'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'
"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.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Stephen L. FiskeFounder and