“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."
~ Dalai Lama
Empowering peace building in the Holy Land
and the world through prayer and the arts.
by providing a multimedia platform for musicians, artists, filmmakers
Stephen L. FiskeFounder and Executive Director/Producer
Stephen Longfellow Fiske is the founder and executive director/producer of The Jerusalem Prayer Project. He is a musician, author, poet, Interfaith Minister and long-time peace and environmental activist. He has authored “The Art of Peace” (New Paradigm Books) and “The Call to Interfaith” and has performed and spoken widely across the US and abroad.
Stephen has produced 11 CD’s of his music, most recently, “Flow” , a selection of original orchestrated, melodic guitar compositions with guest recording artists. The featured cut entitled “Jerusalem Prayer” has been the inspiration behind JPP and serves as its soundtrack.
Robert CorsiniExecutive Producer/Director
Robert has worked in the news and entertainment industry for twenty-five years as a producer, writer, video editor and cameraman, specializing in documentary, news and public affairs content. His video work has aired on CW, Discovery, NBC, ABC, PBS, TVGN, Syfy, REELZ, Hallmark Channel, FoxRealty, and in syndication and feature on numerous political affairs and news websites such as Truthout, HuffingtonPost, and NewsmaxTV. He is a Los Angeles native, graduate of UCSB and a former Peace Corps Volunteer.
His diverse production skills, vision, creative passion, multi-cultural perspective and life-long advocacy for peace and justice issues, make him a great ‘mover’ behind the Jerusalem Prayer Project.
Susan ShankinArt Director/ Designer
Susan Shankin is an art director and designer with 20+ years’ experience creating original book design concepts and interior layout, and executed projects in book development, marketing collateral and creative brainstorming. She was the Art Director for the best-selling book, The Artist’s Way. She has designed all aspects of online products including websites, electronic press kits, and e-mail campaigns.
Gavriel FiskeIsraeli Co-ordinator
Gavriel Fiske is a writer and percussionist. His musical, writing and scholarly activities largely revolve around the interplay between Jewish and Arabic musical traditions. Gavriel's writing has appeared in the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report, the Cairo Times, and elsewhere. He currently manages an academic website focusing on Jewish music, studies ethnomusicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and teaches and performs throughout Israel. Originally from California, Gavriel lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.
Dana LuriaConsulting Producer
Dana Luria is a Television Executive, Producer, Writer and Editor specializing in international content development and production. Dana worked for WB in Los Angeles as a manager in the World Wide Networks department. She later moved to Israel and works as a TV producer and writer for a broad range of international programming and tourism boards. Recently in Israel, Dana managed multiple channels including AXN (a Sony channel) and The Israeli Good Life Channel in the US.
Dana received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications/TV Production from James Madison University and her Masters in Media Management from the University of Southern California.
Samira AbrarExecutive Assistant/Production Associate
Samira Abrar is a graduate of American University in Kabul with a degree in law. She has worked for USAID funded rule of law projects, supporting court systems in Afghanistan, for over 4 years. Prior to working with JPP, Samira has worked with CODEPINK-Women for Peace as Social Media Campaign Manager. With JPP, she has worked closely with Stephen and Robert, and the team, in developing all phases of the project.