Drinking Tea in Area C

Telos 2020 Summer Fellow Sarah Sturm shares a reflection on her time working with peace activists in Israel/Palestine in light of the recent proposal to formally annex large parts of the West Bank. She says, “This is not a moment to step back from the peacebuilding work we are engaged in,

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Annexation FAQ

Download a PDF version of the ‘Annexation FAQ’ here.

Overview

The Israeli government has announced its intentions to formally annex parts of the West Bank in July 2020—with the explicit support of the U.S. Administration. If carried out, this unilateral move will further endanger the lives and livelihoods of Palestinians, while foreclosing options for a secure and viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Racial Equity Resources

Peacemakers remember that a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. In order to effectively support an American commitment to peace in the Middle East, we must first commit ourselves to the fight for equity and peace in our own communities.

To do that, we’ve collected suggested readings, online materials,

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The #TelosTrees Forest is growing!

Join the #TelosTrees campaign by June 30th!

Peacemakers from across the Telos network and beyond have committed to nurturing new life, shared their messages of hope, and given to sponsor new life in places facing difficulties greater than ours.

As we face daily challenges to secure security, dignity, and freedom for all—both abroad and at home—we look to this community.

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An Event and Adjustment: Racial equity and a moment for grief

This past week has been full of grief.

We grieve the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. We grieve the violence committed against Black communities for centuries. We grieve the destruction of property and attacks on innocents in our cities. We grieve the incredible loss of life and livelihood from the pandemic.

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My Corona

By Robi Damelin

What does this plague mean to someone who falls into the category of an endangered species. Someone who has never really been in touch with their age and who has lived a life perhaps with the attitude of a 20 year old. Every day filled with action to try and make a difference, someone who has spent almost 20 years traveling and speaking to limited and enormous audiences. Someone who feels that they can still create and change attitudes if only they were let our of solitary confinement. 

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Apeirogonal Challenge Winner: Blossom Benedict

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Reincarnation— noun.  The rebirth of a soul in a new body.

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When Naim was two and a half, he started talking about people that the family did not know.  A man named Aehan, who walked with a cane. And woman named Amir, who sang loudly in the kitchen while making labaneh.  

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#TelosTrees: Together Planting Hope for a Better Future

Today, we’re disconnected. Reconnect with #TelosTrees.

#TelosTrees connects us to what matters. To life, to nature, to our hopes and dreams, and to each other. Commit to nurturing new life. Share hope for a new world. And spread a little joy, too. 

The idea: An olive tree takes 10 years to bear fruit.

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We are all in the Red Zone now.

Verdin_headshot-845x321We are all in the Red Zone now.

When Hurricane Katrina came ashore in 2005, the disaster slowly unfolded, triggering trauma and forcing us to recognize the backlash of colonial conquest, the open wounds of extractive economics and how centuries of man’s desire to control nature defines consequences of modernity. 

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