Journey to Peace 24.9.17-10.10.17 – Save the Date
“In the world in which we are living, peace will be possible only when women with integrity and hope will stand up for their right to be concerned about the future of their children”. (Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate)
In September 2017, tens of thousands of women from Women Wage Peace will begin a journey of hope and peace in order to voice their uncompromising demand for the resolution of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict through a political agreement and the inclusion of women in the negotiation process.
The Journey to Peace will begin at the end of Rosh Hashana and will reach its high point during the week of Sukkot in the Tent of Sarah and Hagar – a huge tent of discussions, hope and peace, art and music happenings, encounters and talking with the decision makers. We, Jewish and Palestinian women, the daughters of Sarah and Hagar, will sit together in the tent and we will ask to end the long running dispute and we will call for the leaders of both peoples to come to the tent and to begin continual negotiations there until an agreement is signed. From the tent, we will continue to Jerusalem, where we will launch the largest women’s congress in a mass event.
We, Women Wage Peace, who fasted for 50 days in front of the Prime Minister’s residence, who marched 200 kilometers from Rosh Hanikra in our March of Hope, who rode by train from Nahariya to Sderot, who stood at 140 intersections throughout the country – we are beginning a journey that will echo in Israel and around the world: Peace is possible. This is an opportunity to change the reality in the Middle East.
In order for all of this to happen, we need your help. Anyone who would like to take part in the preparations for the Journey to Peace in translating, fund raising, or linking us with leading figures in your country, is invited to write to us
Join us for the Journey to Peace. Come with us, together we will make history!
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