I don’t live in Israel-Palestine.
What can I do to advance local peacebuilding?
Who We Are
Embodying Peace is an international network of volunteers. Our immersive volunteer programs enable people around the world to support civil society peacebuilding organizations in Israel-Palestine. Embodying Peace is a Flagship program of Amal-Tikva.
Amal-Tikva brings together philanthropists, field experts, organizations and activists to support civil society peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians.
Why Embodying Peace?
Volunteers are the lifeblood of civil society. Embodying Peace creates volunteer programs to advance civil society peacebuilding in Israel-Palestine. We recruit volunteers around the world, expanding the circle of volunteers that build capacity for local civil society.
Civil society peacebuilding organizations are beset by numerous challenges to their basic functioning and growth. Embodying Peace focuses on two areas of deficit: staffing and professional development. We identify scarcities in the operations of civil society organizations and transform them into opportunities for impactful volunteer capacity.
We strengthen the infrastructure of civil society peacebuilding through impactful volunteer support.
To foster a global community that contributes skills, expertise, and networks to civil society peacebuilding efforts in Israel-Palestine.
To help pave the path to sustainable peace in Israel-Palestine by strengthening the infrastructure of nonviolent change.
Civil Society Peacebuilding
We define civil society peacebuilding as civilian-led efforts that mobilize individuals, communities, and governments in order to transform realities of violence into social and political infrastructure that promotes equality, human rights, and the right to self-determination. It is the process of overcoming the attitudes, behaviors, and systems that breed dehumanization through collective action. The diversity of our partner organizations—in terms of theories of social change and target constituencies—reflects our view that the field of peacebuilding must seek to address the permeation of violent conflict into all facets of society.
Constructive Solidarity describes our commitment to establish action-centered relationships with local activists. The opposite of constructive solidarity is ideological solidarity, what may often be considered solidarity merely in name. Embracing Constructive Solidarity is a challenge we have set for ourselves. It demands that we seek out ways to contribute effectively; that we know our partner organizations deeply; and that we ask ourselves continuously, “How are we striving to build peace?” Most importantly, it demands that we see our agency in making peace sustainable. And so: Peace is what people do. It is what we must do, what we must embody in deeds.