Newsletter No 3 – 30th Sept 2022
ISRAEL PALESTINE FOCUS
No 2-newsletter introduced 7 existing Palestinian Israeli organisations seeking peace and development. One organisation immediately caught the eye was Musalaha (Reconciliation). Musalaha’s 6-stage cyclical process, created and applied, was discovered to have much in common with UNA’s framework for sustainable develop -ment that has been applied consistently over the last 10 years on this UPP project.
An organisation based in Jerusalem, founded 30 years ago, has developed a curriculum for reconciliation. They build grassroots relationships across divided and separated communities in Israel/Palestine.
In John Howard’s book (Pages 98 to 102), 19 sentences of special interest have been highlighted for further reference.
Daniel Munayer, newly appointed Exec, Director is coming to the UK in October. Daniel was appointed when the founding Director, Dr Salim Munayer retired, Daniel holds a degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University in Washington DC.
PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
6 other Palestinian/Israeli organisations, mentioned in Issue 2, have similar goals, but methods have yet to be discovered. All 6 remain symbols of hope. As examples, Tent of Nations motto is “We refuse to be enemies”. Hand-in-Hand’ schools focus on how we learn and not just what we learn,
2012 UPP FORUM PROVIDED
1. A substantial platform of ideas. 2. A framework for improvement. 3. Energy and ambition of 144 people. 4. Increased capacity at all levels & ages. 5. Resurgence amongst young people. 6. Across-board learning opportunities’ 7. Whole community recognition. 8. A level of resilience to keep going. 9. A platform for a new Central Region. 10. An expression of UNA vision & values
’10 YEARS ON’ REVIEW – FLYER
The attached flyer for our forthcoming review may be of interest. Please forward to any contacts whom you believe would also be interested in outcomes of the event.
John Howard has already been introduced in Issue No 1 and William Judd in No 2.
TBC CONFIRMED SHORTLY
UNA Central Region Chair, Ravi Kumar and I have identified whom we would like to be the third stimulator of new ideas at the zoom meeting. An approach has been made and a reply is expected soon.
THANKS TO UNA SHROPSHIRE
For displaying Newsletter No 1 on their website for information to all who may be interested. Much appreciated!
United for Peace and Prosperity has generated ideas & learning that have been transferred to, at least 11 other projects in which UNA was, at least a partner – if not in the lead. Newsletter No 4, to be ‘out’ in a week’s time will provide further details.
UNA COVENTRY TO HOST
Delighted to accept Philip Brown’s kind offer to host the zoom event on evening of 24th October. Thankyou Coventry. Maximum participating capacity for event is 100. More details to follow.
Further information: Barrie Oxtoby;
UNA at firstname.lastname@example.org 07962 307353