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“The Way”: A Simple Message

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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“For me, God is a Creative Presence (far greater and deeper than my own consciousness). A Presence that I can experience on earth and this Ground of All Being allows me to be all that I am able to be and become.”
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“Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

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First Person: How This Palestinian Made Friends With Israelis

First Person: How This Palestinian Made Friends With Israelis

This special online 4-part video series, Conflict Zone, follows Aziz Abu Sarah, a cultural educator, a native of Jerusalem, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who works in international conflict resolution. This first segment shows Israelis and Palestinians trying to lead an ordinary life, but the complications of living in a conflict zone can be extraordinary.

The tragedy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that the people in it live so physically close to one another, yet are so separated. Both sides believe the scary stereotypes and have little actual interaction. Walls are built of concrete to separate us, leading to even higher walls of fear and ignorance.



Let us tear down the walls of our hearts in order to tear down the walls of concrete“-

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred.”

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