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Any donation is warmly received and very much needed, even if it’s just a couple of dollars a month. However, if you are able to give at any of the following levels, we would love to honor you with the following gifts:
Your choice of media from the Telos resource list
Personalized Jerusalem pottery
Two registration passes to a future Telos conference
A Telos event with one of the co-founders, in your community
Two all-expenses-paid spots on a Telos trip, excluding airfare
Friends, I’m writing to announce a new Telos campaign: The Paving Stones of Peace. And to ask for your partnership, including a financial commitment.
Israel/Palestine is back in the news. We hear talk of “peace” as tensions rise. Will these negotiations seal the “ultimate deal”?
As pro/pro/pro activists, we applaud all good faith efforts to promote security, dignity and freedom for Israelis and Palestinians in equal measure.
We also believe, however, that whatever the outcome of these potential new negotiations, the road to sustainable peace is a very long one. And each of us has a critical role to play—as Paving Stones of Peace.
Seeing what we have seen and knowing what we know means we each carry a responsibility—small and large—to do what we can to ensure the brutal drudge of conflict transforms into a long and lasting path to peace.
Allow me to detail why and how our individual and communal engagement is now critical:
We have an audacious goal of raising $75,000 in new donations by July 1. Such funds will help us execute our plan to scale and bring pro/pro/pro to five new communities in the next 12 months. It will also help us to increase our capacity to resource you with new tools, such as videos, analysis, and events in your communities.
You have likely had a Telos experience that has transformed your outlook on the world. Hopefully, that’s led to positive transformation in your homes, houses of worship and workplaces. As each of us plays a role—small or large—we hope to see real transformation in the way Americans of all stripes, including our politicians, engage Israel/Palestine and the broader Middle East. We believe this transformation is a necessary, but insufficient condition to see sustainable peace on the ground.
But to continue supporting you in this work, bringing more people into the network, and increasingly directing that energy towards meaningful and impactful engagement, Telos needs your financial partnership today. We need to scale to dozens of communities around America over the next 5 years. And the next months, as talks of peace resume, are an important opportunity for Telos and pro/pro/pro leaders to reach new audiences.
Will you consider becoming a Paving Stone of Peace? Will you please make a financial commitment before July 1? Whether your gift is $10 or $1000 a month, you are a stone that will, when joined with others, pave a new road toward peace in Israel/Palestine.
We don’t want to minimize all the other ways that you partner with by sharing your talents, your time, and your friends. But we do want to recognize and honor your commitments, including with this set of unique gifts that range from personalized, hand-made Jerusalem pottery, to free Telos trips.
Only together can we lay a strong foundation for lasting, positive transformation in Israel/Palestine and beyond. Help lay that foundation by becoming a Paving Stone of Peace.
*Subject to certain restrictions that are available upon request