Peace it Together is proud to work alongside other organizations around the world committed to fostering understanding amongst groups in conflict, promoting nonviolent forms of engagement, and ultimately cultivating a culture of peace, on this International Day of Peace, September 21 2012.
In anticipation of his triathlon on Saturday, September 1, longtime supporter of Peace it Together, David Fainsilber, has created this special video message:
If there's one thing you can count on at a Peace it Together film screening, it's conversation. The discussion that is spurred by a film screening is always powerful, productive and valuable in its own right. The real challenge, however, remains inspiring audience members to extend these encounters into an ongoing commitment to peace-building, long after the screen has gone dark.
One screening in the Middle East appears to have done just that.
Peace it Together is proud to announce that five films from the 2011 program - Movement, In the Presence of Absence, Spectrum, Grave Digging and Through a Glass, Darkly - have been selected for the BolderLife Film Festival.
On April 29th, our 2012 Israeli and Palestinian participants met together for a reunion at the Talitha Kumi School in Beit Jala. The youth were excited to see each other and spent the day discussing what life has been like since the summer program. They expressed the unity they’d felt during the summer intensive, the ways Peace it Together has impacted them, and the challenges they experienced upon returning home.