#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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A Passover Reflection from Rabbi Shimon Felix

952aac36-f4cf-4624-81af-a32e6986a85cThe Coronavirus pandemic has hit everyone very hard, and made our lives more than a little surreal. Here in Israel, there is a particular weirdness in the fact that we are experiencing all this during the run-up to Passover, a major holiday, celebrated by just about all Israeli Jews, beginning with a large family meal –

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Checking in with our partners

Yvonne Holden
Director of Operations at the Whitney Plantation Museum

For all of us, life has changed. Our usual daily routines have been suspended, and there is much fear and uncertainty in the world right now. Here in southern Louisiana we are not strangers to our lives being upended by unpredictable forces to which we have no defense.

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Trump’s Middle East Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

On January 28th, 2020, President Trump released his long-heralded “Peace to Prosperity” Plan for Middle East Peace.

While we celebrate all good faith efforts to bring peace, justice, and prosperity to both Israelis and Palestinians, we believe this Plan will do the opposite. It will entrench occupation and injustice—making the security, dignity,

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Sharing New Stories for a New Day

This month we are sharing examples of how you, the Pro/Pro/Pro network, are writing a New Stories for a New Day. A new day in which we stand together for justice, freedom and dignity for all, at home and around the world, including for all Palestinians and Israelis.

This week, we are sharing the stories of Jen Bellini, 

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Creating a New Story for a New Day

This month, we are sharing examples of how you, the Pro/Pro/Pro network, are writing a New Story for a New Day. A new day in which we stand together for justice, freedom and dignity for all, at home and around the world, including for all Palestinians and Israelis.

This week, we are sharing the stories of visual and musical artists Kellie Haddock,

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A New Story for A New Day

Friends, we already know the Old Story: 

They’ve been fighting for thousands of years.
It’s intractable.
There’s nothing I can do.
Us VS Them

But the world is just starting to learn that we’ve been writing a New Story: 

Where there’s a will,

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An update on The Telos Table

 

For those of you who have been on a Telos trip, two of the most enriching parts of the experience are gathering as a community over a meal (often with the ‘other’), and debriefing and processing over conversations back on the bus.  Our new program, the Telos Table, brings these elements back home to mobilize post-trip engagement and strengthen the network of active peacemakers in the pro/pro/pro movement. 

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