Women Waging Peace in the Holy Land and beyond

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The two men behind the Jerusalem Prayer Project, a multimedia platform for musicians, filmmakers, artists and activists, recently embarked on a ten-day trip to the Israel/Palestine, where they had the opportunity to meet and interview many extraordinary individuals working on a grass roots, person to person level, to achieve reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis.

What became crystal clear to them, was the role women have been playing in building a new movement to end the conflict in the midst of a highly patriarchal society.

They say: “Women are standing up with courage, dignity and strength, acting from their hearts, speaking truth to power, walking their talk, exemplifying the spirit of Warriors of the Heart across the holy land.  Huda Abuarquob, a Palestinian peace activist, is Regional Director of the Alliance For Middle East Peace and a leader of the Woman's March for Hope, which brought tens of thousands of women together from Northern Israel to Jerusalem over the course of 14 days and 150 miles last October, 2016. The march culminated in a massive demonstration in front of the Prime Minister’s residence, calling for a restart of Palestinian/Israeli peace negotiations.

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Melissa Myers is a trained journalist, working in London and New York. She worked for all of the national newspapers in the U.K. as a celebrity journalist and was News Director of In Touch magazine in the U.S. In 2017, she decided to focus on making a difference in the world and launched her website kindnessandhope.org. When she is not publishing real-life stories that seek to inspire those facing adversity, she is feeding 100 homeless people weekly on the West Side of L.A. and helps find rescue animals a home. Melissa also builds websites for a variety of clientele and runs social media campaigns for non-profits. When she isn't surfing, she spends time with her own little rescue pup, Peanut