Selecteer een pagina
Generic selectors
Alleen exacte overeenkomsten
Zoeken in de titel
Inhoudelijk zoeken
Post Type Selectors
dlm_download
Generic selectors
Alleen exacte overeenkomsten
Zoeken in de titel
Inhoudelijk zoeken
Post Type Selectors
dlm_download

ISR143 Multicultural children's camp

project description

As the Israeli-Pales­tinian conflict continues, the hostility between these popula­tions escalates easily. From an early age, Israelis and Pales­ti­nians learn to see each other as 'the enemy'. The Christian organi­zation Musalaha offers Israeli and Pales­tinian children the oppor­tunity to meet each other during a summer camp. By eating together, doing (game)activities  and studying the Bible, they learn to break stereo­types and build relati­onships with each other.

why this project?

Because there is little inter­action between the two popula­tions, mutual miscon­cep­tions and stereo­types are rarely challenged. Unfor­tu­nately, hatred is fueled by painful experiences on both sides. Personal meetings are crucial to be able to move towards true recon­ci­li­ation in the wake of Christ's footsteps. Musalaha is the only religious organi­zation to work with Israelis and Pales­ti­nians since 1990 to build relati­onships and begin a recon­ci­li­ation process.

impact

When children learn to break down barriers of hate at a young age, a new generation emerges that wants to transform society, so that the circle of hostility is broken. The influence of these summer camps is evident in the current camp leaders who parti­ci­pated in the camps as children themselves and now want to work for this.

what can we learn?

Musalaha has developed a model of recon­ci­li­ation based on years of experience. This includes a process with a number of phases. The process always starts with building relati­onships, where one is willing to listen to each other. Via regular follow-ups with the parti­ci­pants, relati­onships are maintained and deepened. And the parti­ci­pants in turn spread the message of recon­ci­li­ation to others.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email