I Wage Peace.Org inspires Peacemakers through education, film, creative advertising and exciting public events. We believe in doing things that advance peace liberty and justice for the people of Israel and Palestine. So when you come to our events, you become a peacemaker. We do not need to agree on everything to work for peace and justice.
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About the Founder: Bruce A. Barrett is an active peacemaker. He was born in 1962 in New Haven CT, attended Foran High School in Milford, and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1985 with a B.S. in Applied History and Industrial Management. After graduation, Bruce spent one year teaching English and running a youth group at Saint James Episcopal Church in Punta Arenas Chile. With his missionary tour completed, he returned home to join and help build Barrett Outdoor Communications Inc, the family billboard business.
In 2006 Bruce created IWagePeace.Org and began branding active peacemaking as a patriotic act of faith. That same year he received the Living Waters Award from the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ for working with youth and promoting peace and diversity. In 2009, Bruce directed, edited, and co-produced his first film, The Billboard from Bethlehem, chronicling the peace work of the Israeli/Palestinian non-violent group The Combatants For Peace. Shot on location in Israel and Palestine, the film won four documentary film awards, including the Mondavi Award for Peace and Cultural Understanding at the Napa Sonoma Film Festival.
In 2010 Bruce created the IWagePeace Walk, where members of area mosques, synagogues, and churches walk and support one another as Middle East peacemakers under the banner "We do not need to agree on everything to work together for Justice and Peace." In 2011, Bruce sponsored the Combatants For Peace speaking tour of ten area Rotary Clubs. In 2012, in preparation for the 3rd annual IWagePeace Walk, Bruce returned to Israel and the West Bank to further document the work of the Combatants For Peace, preparing the way for their 2012 partnership with the interfaith international peace group Kids4Peace. Bruce is treasurer and musical director at his local church, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Religious Campaign against Torture in Washington DC.
Bruce wages peace in Connecticut, where he lives joyfully with his wife, two children and small dog. His email is BruceBarrett@IWagePeace.Org