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Sulha Peace Project. An alternative conflict resolution method.
an article by Pablo Pejlatowicz

Based on an ancient community-based conflict resolution tool, a group of Palestinians and Israelis brought together a monthly joint experience, designed so the participants can freely share their feelings and opinions on essential humanity issues.

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Ever since 2001, Sulha Peace Project has provided a monthly space for more than 100 teenagers, women and men from Israel and Palestine to gather around a tribal fire, have a meal together, dance, sing, and share their visions of possible futures.

Humane bonding in small groups, in a region where cultural and religious difference have originated bloodshed and pain, shows that a culture of peace can spring and be fostered in every community, with the slightest effort.

As the Sulha Peace Project coordinators state in their webpage: “in contrast to the current atmosphere of distrust, cynicism and despair, we stand for the possibility of cooperation, shared responsibility, and hope.”

They also manifested that “while our societies demonize those on the other side, we humanize them. Through our common efforts, we create interaction between our peoples while others alienate. While we avoid polarizing political declarations, we know that any political future must address the human needs of both sides, and we stand on the front lines of the struggle to return decency and compassion to our shared land”.

If you want to have a first-hand experience of the Tribal Fires held in Israel or the West Bank, you can attend the ‘Sulha’ or the ‘Sulhita’ for youths, and contact Nibal at 054-3257561 or write to

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Is there a renewed movement of solidarity by the new generation?,

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from Javier Collado Ruano, Director of Edition at Global Education Magazine, on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity.

Solidarity is a trans-dimensional phenomenon that goes beyond the ontological essence of human nature. In fact, when we analyze the connections between the microcosm and the macrocosm, we perceive that human beings are not involved in chaos and arbitrariness, but belongs to the large network of interdependencies, complementarities and reciprocities that constitute life. The emergence of life on Earth, around 3,8 billion years ago, was a complex process of exceptional natural phenomena, inherent in all living systems. A process which is expressed through unlimited creativity: mutation, gene exchange, and symbiosis. From a cosmo-biological perspective, we can understand a new conceptual dimension of life, where all living beings share same basis of genetic code: the twenty amino-acids and four phosphatic bases. In fact, the diversity of living beings is caused by the combination of this cosmo-bio-genetic basis.

This trans-dimensional perspective has a deep ecological and spiritual sense for our worldview because the human evolutionary adventure is the latest stage of life on Earth. The modern human being is a vertebrate animal, mammal, belonging to the primates, which emerged 200,000 years ago. In recent centuries he has imposed its anthropocentric, industrial and capitalist vision to the detriment of Pachamama (and Indigenous goddess known as earth mother). We consume around 120% of the natural resources that Earth Mother regenerats annually. Our consumer behavior is immersed in a fatalistic dynamic with a destiny to climate change (deforestation, loss of biodiversity, ozone, etc.), and our own self-destruction as a species.

There is an urgent need to get beyond the cognitive fallacy that the mental structures of social Darwinism and capitalist postulates of the 19th century have historically constituted, because they only understand natural and social systems as warmongers and competitive processes whereby species diverge from each other. . ...more.

This report was posted on August, 11, 2013.