Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Will One of These Organizations Change the World?

Will One of These Organizations Change the World?
(or at least 11289 square miles of it)

I often think about the quote attributed to Margaret Mead

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Do you ever consider the possibility that there is such a group right now which might, with support, effect a just peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis?

Would you like to do a little research to try to discover it?

If you find what you believe to be that group, you might want to make a year-end financial contribution to, or you might want to devote some time working with, the organization. Who knows, you could, by what you do, change that small sliver of the world.

Here are some organizations to consider. I support and know much about some, know a little about some others and know almost nothing about the rest. In this post, I am not making any recommendations. I am leaving any decision up to you based on your knowledge or your research.

The Abraham Fund
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish World Service
Americans for Peace Now
Amnesty International
B’tselem:The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

Code Pink
Doctors Without Borders
Facing History and Ourselves
Friends of Sabeel - North America
Gush Shalom
Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership
Human Rights Watch

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
International Solidarity Movement
Interns for Peace
IPCRI Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
Jewish Peace Fellowship
New Israel Fund
Jewish Voice for Peace

American Friends of Neve Shalom/ Wahat al-Salam
One Voice
Parents Circle of Bereaved Parents
Partners for Peace – Jerusalem Women Speak
Rabbis for Human Rights
Seeds of Peace

The Shalom Center
Tikkun: Institute for Labor and Mental Health
United for Peace and Justice
U. S. Campaign to End the Occupation
Women in Black

1 comment:

Brett said...

The New Israel Fund is currently conducting a campaign to help the thousands of African (including Darfur)refugees that are currently in Israel. Please go to www.nif.org/africa for more information.