So many of you in the Pro/Pro/Pro community have joined us in this promise, and with your help, we have done more than we imagined when Telos started 9 years ago. And this month we are asking you to consider supporting our work financially: whether you can give $10 a month or $10,000.
Any donation is warmly received and very much needed, even if it’s just a couple of dollars a month.
We are writing to ask for your financial partnership.
Rarely have we lived in more uncertain times. In the Middle East. Or here at home.
Yet the pro/pro/pro voice has never held more promise.
Let us explain.
This much is certain:
The consequences of current horrors throughout the Middle East will last generations.
Yet there are remarkable peacemakers—so many of whom you have met—who model a different way.
For them and for us, peacemaking is about posture, not just outcome.
It’s an unshakeable commitment to the common good. Beginning and ending with a fundamental truth: That we are all—each of us—created equal.
Like so many warriors of justice before us, we may never see the fruits of our labor. But our children will never taste those fruits if we fail to build a strong foundation today.
Show up. Just like we see so many of our Palestinian and Israeli friends do day in and day out.
Thanks to you, we have together kept our pro/pro/pro promise.
We have shown up in Israel/Palestine. Nearly 1,500 American leaders. From faith, philanthropy, the arts, and business. We’ve shown up in our communities. And in the halls of Congress.
We’ve shown up by stewarding our talents, resources and skills to create new pro/pro/pro art, networks and curricula.
But friends, we’re still at the beginning.
And the enormity of our challenge requires so much more.
For pro/pro/pro fulfill its promise, we need to bring its message and practices to dozens of new communities over the coming years. And together, we need to learn how to have more impact—both on the ground in Israel/Palestine and in our communities back here at home.
Together, we have built a solid platform for change. But for pro/pro/pro to become the norm, we need to show up where we’ve never been before. In new cities and new communities. In new churches and houses of worship. And soon enough, in the offices of our elected representatives, who must know what we know—that there is no future for anyone in Israel and Palestine without fundamental human rights for all Israelis and all Palestinians.
Friends, we ask you to do 3 things this week:
To continue and grow our work, we need to raise $60,000 in new pledges by the end of our fiscal year, June 30.
And we’re particularly eager to gain 20 new monthly donors at any level. Regular monthly donations provide a regular income stream that helps us plan.
Together, we can grow the pro/pro/pro promise from the margins to the mainstream.
Will you show up for Telos today so that together we can grow our motley tribe into a force to be reckoned with.
Greg, Jack, Jordan, Sharon & Todd