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PALESTINIAN CHILDREN HELPED BY CHILDREN OF PEACE GRANT

DAME JUDI DENCH SUPPORTS SHANI CHOIR VISIT

RABBI INVITED TO COLEBOURNE PRIMARY SCHOOL, BIRMINGHAM (UK)

FRENCH ACTRESS ELSA ZYLBERSTEIN JOINS US

THREE NEW GROUPS JOIN OUR COALITION OF PEACE

DORON LEVINSON IS NEW GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW

NEW FRIENDS

FIVE ISRAELI & PALESTINIAN GROUPS RECEIVE OUR GRANTS

FOUR NEW GROUPS JOIN OUR COALITION OF PEACE

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW: MOHAMMED AMIN

 MEET THE TRUSTEES

SHANI CHOIR - LATEST NEWS

ARAB-JEWISH YOUTH ORCHESTRA JOINS US

SHANI CHOIR ON COURSE TO JOIN FESTIVAL

BIKE RIDE FOR PEACE

SUCCESSFUL PEACE FAIR IN KINGSTON, SURREY

JULIE CIGMAN & MARTIN SIMON JOIN US AS FRIENDS

RACING 4 PEACE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

BOOKS FOR PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN LEBANON

WE LAUNCH PeaceBlog

THE 2011 10K RUN BEATS PREVIOUS RECORDS!

SHANI CHOIR INVITED TO PRESTIGIOUS THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

THREE NEW TRUSTEES JOIN OUR BOARD

CHAIRMAN MEETS 16 PALESTINIAN TEACHERS

KARL JENKINS CBE & DAVID BADDIEL JOIN US AS FRIENDS

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW II: AFTAB AHMED, DIRECTOR, ROYAL ISLAMIC STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTRE IN JORDAN

OLIVE BRANCH

SUPPORT OUR 2011 10K LONDON RUN

MOHAMMED LEHIA, GAZA DOCTOR TALKS TO CHILDREN OF PEACE

THE 2010-11 ABIR ARAMIN GIRLS BURSARY AWARD UPDATE

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW WITH HADAR SELA: AN ISRAELI MOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE

CHAIRMAN VISITS COLEBOURNE SCHOOL'S "PEACE WEEK" IN BIRMINGHAM, WRITES SAJIDA ASIF

DAUGHTERS FOR LIFE AFFILIATES TO CHILDREN OF PEACE

AMIN KHALAF JOINS AS FRIEND

REVIEW: ROAD TO JERICHO - LARA MEPHAM

ANTONIA LESLIE & JESSICA WOOLLEY  - OUR NEW MEMBERSHIP SECRETARIES

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER SUPPORTS CHILDREN OF PEACE

CHILDREN OF PEACE WORKS WITH SHIRAA TO BRING HOPE TO WEST BANK CHILDREN

ISRAELI STAR LIEL KOLET PRESENTS OUR 2010-11 ABIR ARAMIN GIRLS BURSARY AWARD

WE APPOINT KIDWELLS AS OUR LEGAL ADVISERS

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW - LABOUR FRIENDS OF ISRAEL

SHIREEN ANABTAWI & DANIELA NORRIS BECOME GOODWILL AMBASSADORS

THE PLIGHT OF THE BEDOUINS IN ISRAEL

JOIN OUR TWITTER & FACEBOOK GROUPS

NICK CLEGG - BRITISH DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER SUPPORTS US

WE DONATE TO THE BETHLEHEM STAR CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION

MIFALOT, ISRAEL JOINS US AS AN AFFILIATE

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW: PEACE ACTIVIST BASSAM ARAMIN

BRITISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT SUPPORT CHILDREN OF PEACE

CROSSING QALANDIYA WRITERS VISIT STEINER ACADEMY

KATHRYN PLAYA BECOMES A FRIEND

CHILDREN OF PEACE DONATES TO ISRAELI & PALESTINIAN AFFILIATES

TWO GIRLS TO RECEIVE OUR ABIR ARAMIN BURSARY

TWO LEADING PEACE GROUPS JOIN US AS AFFILIATES

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW: PROFESSOR RAPHAEL WALDEN

PEACE CHILD ISRAEL BECOMES AN AFFILIATE

THE CHILDREN OF PEACE INTERVIEW: SAJIDA ASIF

NEW FRIENDS JOIN CHILDREN OF PEACE

JOIN OUR TWITTER & FACEBOOK GROUPS

DAME JUDI DENCH JOINS CHILDREN OF PEACE AS A PATRON

SAJIDA ASIF HOLDS EXHIBITION IN SUPPORT OF OUR CHARITY

10K LONDON RUN TAKES THE ROAD TO PEACE

STAND UP FOR PEACE REPEATS 2009 SUCCESS

PEACE PRE SCHOOL RECEIVES CHILDREN OF PEACE GRANT

CROSSING QALANDIYA WRITERS JOIN US AS FRIENDS

STAND UP FOR PEACE 2

PEACE PRE SCHOOL RECEIVES CHILDREN OF PEACE GRANT

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: AGM  JUNE 26th 2010

TWO NEW GROUPS JOIN US - THE STEERING CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY (BETHLEHEM) & BETHELEHEM STAR CHARITABLE SOCIETY

EVENTS COMMITTEE NEWS

CROSSING QALANDIYA LAUNCH IS GREAT SUCCESS

ABRAHAM FUND, NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE CHILD AND WESAL RECEIVE OUR LATEST GRANTS

YASMIN LEVY - GOODWILL AMBASSADOR HOLDS INSPIRATIONAL WORKSHOP

WE APPOINT A FUNDRAISER

STEINER SCHOOLS JOIN US

CROSSING QALANDIYA - WRITERS DONATE TO US

OUR WINTER APPEAL 2009-10 SCHOOLS AID  GIVING CHILDREN A CHANCE

SCHOOL BAGS FOR GAZA

ZOE HELLER & YOTAM SOLOMAN: NEW FRIENDS OF CHILDREN OF PEACE

JOIN OUR GROWING FACEBOOK GROUP

SIR DEREK JACOBI BECOMES PATRON OF CHILDREN OF PEACE

SHIRAA ORGANISATION JOINS CHILDREN OF PEACE

AFFILIATE FOCUS: THE JEZREEL VALLEY MUSIC CENTER

CORK STREET CONTEMPORARY ART OPEN PRIVATE VIEW IS GREAT SUCCESS

TRUSTEES AGREE MAJOR CHANGE FOR CHILDREN

LOOK OUT FOR OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

MUSICIANS FOR PEACE TEAM UP WITH US

CORK STREET OPEN EXHIBITION - ARTISTS SHOW UP FOR
CHILDREN OF PEACE

THREE GROUPS RECEIVE OUR SMALL INTERNATIONAL GRANT

ISLA BLAIR, SIMON CALLOW, JULIAN GLOVER AND JANINE MARTIN
JOIN AS FRIENDS

NEW AFFILIATE -
MAOF SCHOOL, ISRAEL

OUR 10K LONDON RUNNERS
EXCEED PERSONAL BEST

67 WEST BANK CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM THE 2008 WINTER APPEAL

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE -
A GREAT SUCCESS

UNIVERSITIES AND STUDENT GROUPS SUPPORT CHILDREN OF PEACE

EXHIBITION AT LUDLOW

PALESTINIAN AMBASSADOR GIVES US
FULL SUPPORT AND JOINS AS FRIEND

 

MATT LUCAS, PHILIP GLENISTER & AMELIA QUINLAN - NEW FRIENDS

 

SAHAR SHALALLDA AND DEJITSU WASSI - RECEIVE THE ABIR ARAMIN GIRLS' EDUCATIONAL BURSARY

 

STAND UP FOR PEACE - A BRILLIANT EVENING - A FUNDRAISING TRIUMPH!

 

NEW AFFILIATE - THE PEACE PRE-SCHOOL AT THE YMCA, JERUSALEM

 

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE - JUNE 2009 - IS A SELL-OUT SUCCESS

 

10K LONDON RUN - SUPPORT OUR TEAM

 

CORK STREET - CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW TO RAISE FUNDS THIS AUGUST

 

THE AMERICAN FUND FOR CHARITIES CHOOSES US FOR NEW WEBSITE

 

COUNTESS OF CHICHESTER, SHEIKH MANASRAH, MANAL TIMRAZ JOIN US

 

STAND UP FOR PEACE: A NIGHT OF COMEDY ON 23RD MAY

 

OUR 2009 ABIR ARAMIN GIRLS' BURSARY FOR ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN GIRLS

 

WESAL - GAZA SCHOOLS JOIN CHILDREN OF PEACE AS NEW AFFILIATE

 

AFFILIATE FOCUS: HAND IN HAND FOR ARAB-JEWISH EDUCATION

 

CORK STREET - CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW TO RAISE FUNDS THIS AUGUST

 

CHILDREN OF PEACE WINS FULL

SUPPORT FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE

 

BRITISH ACTRESS SAMANTHA MORTON JOINS CHILDREN OF PEACE AS A FRIEND

 

"ANGEL OF MOSTAR" SALLY BECKER BECOMES GOODWILL AMBASSADOR TO CHILDREN OF PEACE

 

KING’S ACADEMY, JORDAN TO BE KEY PARTNER OF CHILDREN OF PEACE

 

ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN RACING DRIVERS RACE FOR PEACE

 

HELPING THE CHILDREN - SAINT JOHN

OF JERUSALEM EYE HOSPITAL GROUP

 

AFFILIATE FOCUS – HANNAH WEITZER LOOKS AT THE WORK OF WINDOWS

CORINNE BAILEY RAE GIVES STRONG SUPPORT TO CHILDREN OF PEACE

JEWISH SIXTH FORMERS CHOOSE CHILDREN OF PEACE AS THEIR 2009 CHARITY

BORIS JOHNSON - THE MAYOR OF LONDON GIVES HIS SUPPORT FOR OUR WORK

CHILDREN OF PEACE SETS UP NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

AMERICAN DONORS CAN NOW GET TAX BREAKS IF YOU GIVE TO CHILDREN OF PEACE

2009 - THE UNITED NATIONS YEAR OF THE CHILD

GORDON BROWN SENDS PERSONAL MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

HELENA BONHAM CARTER
TIM BURTON
AND SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR
JOIN AS FRIENDS
 

GOODWILL AMBASSADORS MANSOOR & VALERIE IJAZ ON
WHY THEY ENDORSE OUR WORK
 

LATEST LONDON EVENT A SUCCESS

VICE-PRESIDENT
JOE BIDEN SUPPORTS
CHILDREN OF PEACE

DONATIONS TO FIVE REGIONAL PARTNERS

BURLESQUE DINNER GALA

INTERNATIONAL STAR YASMIN LEVY BECOMES GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

 HADASSAH UK JOINS US

THREE LEADING ACADEMICS
JOIN AS FRIENDS

TEAM CHILDREN OF PEACE TRIUMPH

GAZA AID SHIPMENT REACHES THE CHILDREN

AMERICAN SENATOR JOSEPH BIDEN SUPPORTS US

HOUSE OF GRACE JOINS CHILDREN OF PEACE

HEREFORD CREAM TEA DELIGHTS

10K TEAM RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN OF PEACE

ETI CASTRO AND SAMACH ZAHOUT

JEFF GOLDBLUM MEETS SIR DEREK JACOBI IN LONDON

FOUR NEW PREFERRED PARTNERS

CHILD BEGGARS IN ISRAEL

BASSAM ARAMIN BECOMES CHILDREN OF PEACE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

DOMINIC MARTIN BECOMES SPORTS COORDINATOR - MADELEINE McGIVERN OUR VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR

JULIA SAWALHA JOINS CHILDREN OF PEACE AS A FRIEND

MESSAGE FROM TONY BLAIR
March 2008

EMMA THOMPSON, GREG WISE, IMELDA STAUNTON AND JIM CARTER BECOME FRIENDS OF THE CHARITY March 2008

BRITISH ARTIST HOLDS CHARITY NIGHT March 2008

ABIR ARAMIN 2008 SCHOLARSHIP

GAZA EMERGENCY APPEAL SENDS AID December 2007

HEREFORD FOOTBALL CLUB SUPPORT December 2007

SOCCER SCHOOLS UPDATE

STARS OF STAGE AND SCREEN ATTEND THE FIRST LONDON EVENT November 2007

OUR GAZA FRIENDS CALL ON CHILDREN OF PEACE TO HELP October 2007

CHILDREN OF PEACE SUPPORTS ONEVOICE DAY OF PEACE
October 2007

MIDDLE EAST DELEGATION REPORTS TO DISTINGUISHED GUESTS April 2007

CHILDREN OF PEACE SOCCER TEAM WIN WORLD CUP! March 2007

CHILDREN OF PEACE DELELGATION MEETS 13 ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN GROUPS March 2007

CHILDREN OF PEACE REMEMBERS ABIR ARAMIN January 2007

BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARDS FIRST INTERNATIONAL GRANT TO CHILDREN OF PEACE December 2006

CHILDREN OF PEACE ENJOYS A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH Nov. 2006

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DAME JUDI DENCH
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AUGUST 2010...

 

DAME JUDI DENCH BECOMES
CHILDREN OF PEACE PATRON

(picture: Carolyn Djangoly)

The distinguished and much admired British actress, Dame Judi Dench has become a Patron of Children of Peace. She joins our other Patrons - Madonna and our Royal Patron, HH The Begum Aga Khan.

Giving her reasons for acting as a Patron to the charity, Dame Judi says:

"Children of Peace is engaged in a noble cause - to protect all children in Israel and Palestine, regardless of culture, faith, gender or heritage. It is a cause for peace and reconciliation that I support with all my heart. I applaud them in their work and I am honoured to become a Patron."

Dame Judi is rightly regarded as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In television, she achieved success in the series A Fine Romance from 1981 until 1984 and in 1992 began a continuing role in the television romantic comedy series As Time Goes By.

Her film appearances include M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she has played in each James Bond film since. She received several notable film awards for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown (1997), and has since been acclaimed for her work in such films as Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and Notes on a Scandal (2006), and the television production The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2001).

Regarded by critics as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, and frequently named as the leading British actress in polls, Dame Judi has received many award nominations for her acting in theatre, film and television; her awards include ten BAFTAs, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

Chairman & Founder Richard Martin says:

" We are all delighted that Dame Judi has become a Patron of Children of Peace. She is a generous and kind supporter of our work and we look forward to receiving her support in years to come."

 

 

THE ROAD TO PEACE - ARTIST SAJIDA ASIF SUPPORTS CHILDREN OF PEACE

Between 7th - 28th August 2010, Birmingham based artist Sajida Asif will be exhibiting her remarkable paintings at the Gallery Space/Community Room at the Ward End Library, Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham B8 2HF.

Sajida's work attempts to explore issues of war and peace in the contemporary world through her perspective as an artist and as a British Muslim. Sajida is donating the proceeds of all sales to four charities of her choice: War Child, the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association, Amnesty International and Children of Peace.

Sajida says:

"When I first learned about the work of Children of Peace, I was very much inspired by their ideology. Their aims are to support Israeli and Palestinian children and their communities, to build a more positive and trusting future and community for the children. The significance of this work, this aim, must not be underestimated. As my own art practice promotes peace between all nations and people, this charity has become very important to me. Therefore, I will continue to support their good work even after this fundraising exhibition, recognising the importance of children being able to live in a peaceful and loving society."

The charity is honoured to receive Sajida's support and representatives of the charity, including the Chairman will attend the Private View on 6th August. Supporters of Children of Peace are welcome to visit the exhibition which runs from 7th August. Gallery  opening times:  Mon Noon - 7pm,   Tue, Thu, Fri  & Sat 9am - 5pm,   Wed & Sun - closed.

Chairman Richard Martin says:

" Sajida's work is both beautiful and compelling. It is a powerful message of hope, of peace and of understanding. I am proud that she is one of our supporters."

 

 

10K LONDON RUN TAKES THE ROAD TO PEACE TOO


Left to right. Standing back: Graeme Renfrew, Emma Cohen, Antonia Leslie, Jeremy Austin,  Clare Bolt, Olivia Taylor, Dominic Martin, Alex Johnson, Tori Monkman.
Front: Catherine Usher, Nicky Cohen

On Sunday 11th July 2010, ten members of the Children of Peace running team ran 10K through the centre of London in searing heat to raise funds for Children of Peace.

This is the third year runners have entered the 10K London Run in support of the charity and despite very high temperatures, many of the entrants beat their previous year's running time. 25,000 runners entered this year's race which takes in famous London sights including Pall Mall, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Big Ben.

The ten runners - Dominic Martin, Emma Cohen, Jeremy Austin, Tori Monkman, Clare Bolt, Catherine Usher, Olivia Taylor, Antonia Leslie, Graeme Renfrew and Nicky Cohen - have raised over £3000 to date (including Gift Aid) - surpassing even 2009's excellent achievement.

The team were greeted by Chairman Richard Martin, his wife Janine, Events Committee Deputy Chair Alex Johnson, Events Committee Member Noa Ward and supporter Hilary Turner-Samuels.

 

 

STAND UP FOR PEACE 2 REPEATS 2009 SUCCESS

(photos: Nathan Forrest)

Paul Foot

 

Stand Up for Peace - the Children of Peace annual comedy fest - took place at the Cockpit Theatre in London on Thursday 15th July 2010. With an audience of well over 100 supporters, an evening of hilarity and fun showcased some of the most edgy, exciting and talented stand up comedians around.

Months of hard work, planning and scheduling by the Events Committee, were amply rewarded by over two hours of sheer entertainment from ten acts, including headline acts Simon Munnery and Paul Foot, together with leading performers The Apidistras, The Unexpected Items, Clare Ward & Jen Brister, Diane Morgan, Eirlys Bellin and Rachel Stubbings.

Richard Morris

 

Richard Morris - currently warm up for Ricky Gervais - provided the links. An outstanding compère, his much admired humour and style is always popular with our audiences. Richard Martin, Chairman & Founder, spoke briefly about Children of Peace following the intermission and numerous guests signed up for more information about the charity. Many leading supporters attended the event, including leading singer Sophie Ellis Bextor, a Friend of Children of Peace.

Clare Ward & Jen Brister

Stand Up for Peace is now an annual event and very much part of the London Summer scene. The Times announced that Stand Up for Peace was one of the 5 best things to do in London that week. The event acts as an important awareness raiser - particularly amongst young people - bringing the Children of Peace message to a whole new group of supporters.

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PEACE PRESCHOOL CHILDREN OF PEACE GRANTS

Following our 2009-10 Schools Aid Appeal, the Trustees of Children of Peace have awarded the Jerusalem YMCA Peace Preschool a grant to assist them in their work in educating 120 Christian, Jewish & Muslim children together in a safe, secure and caring environment. This unique pre-school encourages coexistence between Arabs and Jews on a daily and ongoing basis, as a normal part of life for the children and parents. It also aims to enable the development of tolerance and understanding, while preserving the distinct characteristics of each child and his/ her religious and cultural identity.

 

Adena Levine, Director of the Pre-School tells us:

"During these difficult days of uncertainty, division and violence, the Peace Preschool at the Jerusalem International YMCA continues to bring together 120 children and their families - Christians, Jews and Muslims, religious and secular, in an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence.

The goal of the JIY's Preschool is to provide our children with an environment in which they feel welcome and safe. The multi- disciplinary staff is made up of professionals from all three faiths, who are unified in their commitment to strengthening and empowering each child.

The respect they share for the customs and traditions of each other is mirrored in a curriculum that is rich with activities designed to teach, at an early age, the value and intrinsic worth of each child.

Parents, siblings and grandparents are all integral to the success of the Peace Preschool and share in the celebration of festivals and holidays. With so many religions represented, it is rare to have a week go by without a special activity and the sounds of laughter.

Our hope is that the healthy relationships that are being developed now will grow into strong bonds of mutual respect in the future."

The grant will help in the purchase of resources, including games and play-learning equipment, much needed by this wonderful school.

 

 

 

CROSSING QALANDIYA

BOTH WRITERS BECOME FRIENDS OF
CHILDREN OF PEACE

One of the year’s outstanding books – Crossing Qalandiya – is the story of a remarkable friendship between two women across the divide – Israeli Daniela Norris and Palestinian Shireen Anabtawi.

It is the story of how they met by chance and how – despite the conflict – they begin to write letters, exchanging ideas, thoughts, recipes, anecdotes – bringing to each and every one of us – the human consequences of the conflict through a series of profound and personal viewpoints and experiences.

This moving and illuminating book has been captivating all of us and we see it as a beacon of hope in the wilderness of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Both writers are donating 5% of sales to Children of Peace, a charity they both strongly support.

In acknowledgement of their work for peace, reconciliation and understanding Shireen Anabtawi and Daniela Norris have both become Friends of Children of peace, joining other distinguished supporters.

We highly recommend this book to all of our worldwide supporters.

You can purchase this excellent book at Amazon or through Reportage Press at www.reportagepress.com (ISBN:978-1-906702-21-2) at £8.99 UK.

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