The Rossing Newsletter – April 2020

If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it is that we are all equally human and vulnerable. Let us learn from this lesson to not only tackle this virus together as human beings, regardless of our background, but also tackle the dangers of stereotyping, hatred and dehumanisation that are equally contagious and destructive.         

As we celebrate Passover, Easter and Ramadan during these difficult times, let us make the effort to connect and restore relationships across boundaries, and to renew our commitment to creating a better future for us all.    

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Challenges in Peacebuilding after May 2021

How have the events of May 2021 affected peacebuilding efforts? How has the field coped with those challenges? What can we learn from these events to work more strategically and more successfully? Are there new opportunities which have arisen?

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From Separation to Inclusion – The Rossing Report July 2022

As a parent who raised three children in Jerusalem, I insisted that they engage in some type of interreligious or Israeli-Palestinian dialogue initiative before they graduated from High School. Had I not placed such a condition, my children would have had no contact with the ‘other’ before starting their adult lives.

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Seeing Eye to Eye

1200 Jewish, Muslim and Christian students from 38 schools in Israel gathered at the Sabach el-Shir (Morning Song) Event, to celebrate 16 years of the “Dialogue and Identity” project and to sing “Seeing Eye to Eye” written in Hebrew and Arabic for the occasion.

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The Rossing Center 2021 Annual Report

If you want to see what we’ve been up to this last year, click here for the PDF version

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The Power of Stories in Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding – The Rossing Report April 2022

As we spend time with our families during Ramadan, Passover and Easter, stories will be shared between us. We often forget about the power of a story and how it shapes who we are – a lesson that was the focus for one of our groups over the past few months. Within the walls of an old house in Ramle, eleven students sat down together to start a conversation.

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Stories Beyond the Arches: Women’s Voices from Ramle

We were very excited to open the exhibition “Stories Beyond the Arches: Women’s Voices from Ramle” last week, to mark International Women’s Day. On this festive evening, over 100 people celebrated together, women and men, Israeli-Jews and Palestinians, young and elderly from different communities in the city – gathered side-by-side in the Open House.

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