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THE JERUSALEM PRAYER PROJECT RETURNS TO ISRAEL TO FILM HISTORIC ‘JOURNEY TO PEACE’
Events Organized by ‘Women Wage Peace, Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Prayer Project is returning to the Holy Land for the third time this year to continue production of its ‘Warriors of the Heart – Peacemakers in the Holy Land’ documentary series. The focus will be continued coverage of the ‘Women Wage Peace’ organization and its latest work building a grassroots national peace movement comprised of primarily Israeli and Palestinian women, that is now over 30,000 strong. The JPP team will be traveling to Israel to capture additional footage featuring the conclusion of the Journey to Peace march in Israel, which began September 23 and runs through October 10, 2017. The two-week long peace march is visiting over 2 dozen cities across Israel and sponsoring rallies all along the way. The JPP team will be covering peace marches in Jaffa, at the Dead Sea and Jerusalem and will be transmitting Facebook Live reports along the way beginning October 6, streamed to their website at www.JerusalemPrayerProject.org and on Facebook @JerusalemPrayerProject.
Fiske and executive producer/director, Robert Corsini, embarked on a journey to Israel earlier this year and interviewed Huda Abuarqoub, director of Alliance for Middle East Peace, Lili Weisberger one of the lead organizers of ‘Women Wage Peace’, among others. The documentation, combined with the stirring music of Canadian-Israeli singer/songwriter Yael Deckelbaum, tells the story of the rapid development of the peace movement involving women from both Israel and Palestine. The continued coverage of the evolving movement is sure to attract world wide attention from those who seek to build person to person pathways to peace, outside the failed political status-quo.
WHERE: October 6 - Jaffa, filming the march lead by Musician Yael Deckelbaun starting at Kroningan Garden (near Bloomfield Stadium)
October 8 - The Dead Sea, Peace village of Sarah and Hagar with Yael Deckelbaum and David Broza at Independence Park, Jerusalem
October 10 - Jerusalem, Independence Park
WHY: “We were struck by the power of these women from two territories who were raised to fear each other and yet were coming together in peace,” states Fiske. “We knew we had to be on the ground and record this monumental organizing of women who believed in the power of peace.”
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Marla White/White Handed PR
JPP's Summer Fundraising Events
On June 4th, the Jerusalem Prayer Project (JPP) kicks off the first in a series of fundraising events in Los Angeles, featuring a live musical performance by singer-songwriter and JPP's founder, Stephen L. Fiske AND a screening of one of several stories from JPP's documentary "Warriors of the Heart" -- 'Women Wage Peace'.
Look for new photos and short videos from the event and announcements regarding upcoming JPP events in coming days.
If you're not in L.A., you can always contribute, using the secure online donation form below:
Jerusalem Prayer Project Launches
The Jerusalem Prayer Project launch party took place at the Electric Lodge Theatre in Venice, CA. Dec, 10.
The invited guests were treated to food and drinks, and a concert featuring JPP Founder & Executive Director, Stephen L. Fiske, who was joined by Yuval Ron (oud), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Richard Hardy (flute), Ava Nahas (percussion) and singers Crystal Davis & Eloah. The concert was followed by a project presentation with Stephen & co-producer Robert Corsini, where videos were screened as the pair partook in an audience Q & A. The night concluded with a reception with refreshments and appetizers and was deemed a resounding success.
We want to thank everyone for their support & we'll be using this page to keep you abreast of our latest developments.
The JPP Team
Special thanks to the Electric Lodge Theatre
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The Jerusalem Prayer Project is a music, film and multimedia venture creating an ongoing interactive global peacebuilding platform. The project is centered in Jerusalem focusing on Jerusalem as analogous for the peacebuilding challenges worldwide. The Jerusalem Prayer Project is a special affiliate of the Unity-and-Diversity World Council (UDC) a California 501c3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles. UDC is an interfaith coordinating body of multiple groups and individuals concerned with building bridges across religious, cultural and political differences in order to contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable future.