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NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION
 
Palestinian Association for Non Violent Communication
A community of understanding between religions and races with no violence
 
"Our purpose is to work towards a community with no violence in peaceful coexistence, do understand each other and be understood."
 
Action Areas: Children, Environment, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Interfaith Dialogue and Spiritual Deepening
Traditions: Islam, Christianity, Judaism
Sub-Traditions: Sufi
Number of Members: 20
Location: Ithna, State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: May 2016
 
With the desire to build a community of understanding between religions and races, this Cooperation Circle (CC) is training Palestinians and Israelis in nonviolent communication. Members met during a Non-violence Education Training course in Palestine and decided to form a group together. They also travelled together to Seattle, US for a follow up course. They meet every month as a group and give training to different target groups in non-violence education. Members have become trainers in the field of non-violence education. They conducted training together at Alaroub University for 2 weeks, give NVC trainings to children and women and organized trips to both sides of the conflict. This CC started with 8 members and is constantly growing.
 
 
 
PEACE CLUB CC
 
Palestinian Peace Club CC
Spreading a culture of peace and tolerance in the world
 
"Our purpose is to achieve peace in the world and especially in the Middle East."
 
Action Areas: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Number of Members: 8
Location: State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: May 2007
 
 
 
PEACE SOCIETY CC
 
The Palestinian Peace Society
Enhancing peace between different religions
 
“Our purpose is to build peace in the Middle East region and to break the stereotypes against the other and enhance constructive meetings between all faiths.”
 
Action Areas: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Number of Members: 250
Location: Hebron, State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: November 2005
 
The Palestinian Peace Society Cooperation Circle promotes the ideology of peace, tolerance and non-violence among the Palestinian grass-roots. CC members arrange, attend and participate in any peace activities in or outside Palestine, to clarify the Palestinian sufferings, and to combat the bigotry and extremist, fanatic ideologies among the Palestinian Youth. They organize workshops, seminars, courses and meetings for the Palestinian public to understand their dilemma in a progressive way in order to think rationally about how to overcome the daily atrocities and agonies the Palestinian people endure
 
 
 
UNITED FOR PALESTINE
 
Uniting people despite their beliefs to spread joy, love and peace all over the world, and end all kind of violence
 
“Our purpose is to be united in order to serve our society and spread awareness about the issues that concern everyone.”
 
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Sub-Traditions: Orthodox, Lutheran, Catholic
Number of Members: 8
Location: Bethlehem, State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: August 2010
 
United for Palestine Cooperation Circle (CC) members volunteer at summer camps for children and also earth day events. They participate in different workshops on gender awareness and resilience in Palestinian society, and also attended many of Volunteering for Peace United Religions Initiative CC's activities in Palestine.
 
 
 
VOLUNTEERING FOR PEACE CC
 
Breaking the ice between the people of different faiths and reaching a point of friendship and full respect
 
“Our purpose is to spread the culture of peace, interfaith and non-violence in the world and creating a bridge between Muslims and Christians in Palestine.”
 
Action Areas: Environment, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Sub-Traditions: Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Sunni
Number of Members: 10
Location: Hebron, West Bank, Palestine Territory, State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: April 2007
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Volunteering for Peace Cooperation Circle (CC) is a Palestinian non-governmental organization that participates in establishing a bridge between the different faith groups in Palestine. CC members are active in the field of non-violence and peace building. They organize different workshops, training programs and exchanges in topics related to interfaith, non-violence, peace building, conflict resolution, intercultural learning and other topics. They host "The Volunteering for Peace"-Exchange Program Sharing Perspective II in Hebron, Palestine which is an exchange for 20 Dutch students and 20 Palestinian students to share ideas about culture and faith. Volunteering for peace CC hopes to build a bridge between the Palestinian different faith groups and establish contacts with international organizations. They dream at ending up religiously motivated violence.
 
 
 
WASATIA CC
 
Spreading the values of peace and justice
 
“Our purpose is to spread the word of moderation, centrism, justice, and balance.”
 
Action Areas. Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
Traditions. Christianity, Islam
Sub-Traditions. Catholic, Orthodox, Greek, Sunni
Number of Members. 300
Location. Old City, Jerusalem
Joined URI Network. October 2007
Wasatia Cooperation Circle calls for regenerating the seed of love, peace, tolerance, that lies encoded in the spirit.
 
 
 
WE ARE PALESTINE CC
 
Fostering a diversified interfaith community full of peace
 
“Our purpose is to create an interfaith culture between the Palestinian youth.”
 
Action Areas: Youth
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Sub-Traditions: Orthodox, Sunni, Catholic
Number of Members: 10
Location: Hebron, State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: May 2011
 
Palestine Cooperation Circle (CC) is a group of university students and graduates who meet together for one objective: to create change in their community by organizing joint activities for youth. One of the main activities they organize is a visit to the SOS Children Village in Bethlehem. Additionally, they organize fun days for the children there with games and various activities. CC members participate in International Day of Peace 2010 on the 21st of September in collaboration with volunteering for Peace CC in Bethlehem.
 
 
 
WOMEN FOR PEACE SOCIETY CC
 
Palestinian Women for Peace Society CC 
Living together in justice, peace and mutual respect as humans
 
"Our purpose is to build mutal understandung and trust among women of the religions in our area"
 
Action Areas: Environment, Women
Traditions: Indigenous, Islam, Christianity
Sub-Traditions: Palestinian Beduins, Sunni
Number of Members: more than 90
Location: Hebron, West Bank, State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: May 2010
 
Palestinian Women for Peace Society runs activities to empower Palestinian women politically, economically, socially and medically in cooperation with other women from adjacent countries and abroad. This Cooperation Circle (CC) teaches members that humanity is the most precious thing, and that one must struggle for it—despite race, religion or identity. Their most memorable activity was their first meeting with Jews from Israel. All the participants were speechlessness and skeptical initially, but were able to engage with each other once the facilitator broke the ice between the two groups. Participants spent three days together in a humble resort called "Peace Oasis" in Latroun-Middle Israel/Palestine, where they got to know each other. Their plans to pursue such activities helps actualize the dreams of CC members to live together in justice, peace and mutual respect.
 
 
 
YOUTH FOR PEACE CC
 
Palestinian Youth for Peace CC
Changing the world through peaceful activities
 
"Our purpose is to sprout the ideology of religious tolerance in the Middle East region and especially in Palestine."
 
Action Areas: Youth
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Number of Members: 51
Location: West Bank-Palestinian Authority, State of Palestine
Joined URI Network: June 2008