Telos has taught us that the way to peace comes through hearing each other’s stories and being able to empathize with and learn from those different than ourselves. Telos lives as a bridge of peace to show us how to refuse to be enemies and learn to call the ‘other,’ Brother.
In a very complex situation, Telos consistently finds the right balances for the sake of all the people in the Holy Land. Their work gives me greater hope that one day we might indeed see peace there, and because of Telos that day might come sooner.
Telos embodies a ‘radical middle’ approach, creating a safe space where various actors can encounter one another and engage the issues, even across the deepest of differences. Telos teaches us the persistent and sometimes painful patience of building peace. As such, Telos is a personal call to spiritual renewal and common action at home and abroad.
Telos tries to understand the stories of the historical inhabitants of the “much too promised land.” Based on that understanding, Telos seeks to create space for dialogue, reconciliation, and justice, which includes mutual respect for the history and narratives of all the different parties. Telos has helped me to see that it’s possible to be pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian.