Painting For Peace is an exciting hands on peace project created by IWagePeace.Org. where community members from diverse backgrounds hand paint their own giant 48 foot peace mural. The completed murals are then posted on various interstate billboards as a public demonstration of our commitment to peace, health, and justice .
A collection of our IWagePeace billboard campaigns and our hand painted Painting for Peace murals that have appeared for public viewing on Connecticut interstate highways.
The owner of an American billboard company engages Israeli soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters (the Combatants for Peace) to form the backbone of interviews, historical footage, and stories of personal transformation. Together, they create a giant peace mural in the West Bank of Palestine. Featuring powerful music, poignant interviews with Israeli and Palestinian fighters, a brief history of the conflict, children having fun, and a vision for peace in the Holy Land, the film climaxes when 100 Israeli and Palestinian children paint a giant billboard that visits a mosque, a synagogue, and a church, before being posted on a busy American highway.
For four years running we organized the IWagePeace Walk in New Haven County. With each walk attendance grew to over five hundred participants and more than thirty-five sponsors from churches, mosques, synagogues and peace communities. The sponsoring Houses of Worship and Peace Building organizations placed their names on the IWagePeace Walk T-Shirt under the phrase "We don't need to agree on everything to work together for justice and peace."
We believe it is our responsibility to consciously teach and encourage interfaith activity, dialogue, and understanding. This event not only brings a diversity of people together in fellowship and goodwill, but through the news media we will send to thousands of viewers the message that we are one people, that we have nothing to fear from our differences, and that in fact, our differences make us a strong, vibrant, and dynamic community. We do not need to agree on all things to work together. We can disagree on doctrine and theology, while respecting, learning, and enjoying one another. Interfaith Service Day gives your congregation a voice and opportunity to take a stand, send a message, grow and learn together.
Combatants for Peace, founded in 2006, is a non-profit, volunteer organization of ex-combatant Israelis and Palestinians, men and women, who have laid down their weapons and rejected all means of violence. From 2008 through 2016, IWagePeace sponsored numerous events and tours bringing C4P members to share their message here in the United States. We remain in touch with our good friends at C4P
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