Lighting the Future of Tomorrow
Dear Friends,

Everywhere in the Middle East today, we see people and nations gripped by fear. Instead of accepting others, we see leaders who promote hatred and violence, closure and isolation.

We keep waiting for change and we question our own hearts. Where can we find the Peace, Love and Freedom that this holiday season celebrates in the flame of a small lamp and the birth of a child?

Rather than curse the darkness of today, Jerusalem Peacebuilders is lighting candles of new leadership for tomorrow. In Jerusalem, New Haven, Houston and Brattleboro, our programs promote peace instead of violence, love not hate, freedom over closure, and leadership in the midst fear.
Our Jewish, Christian and Muslim participants come highly recommended by local partners and are selected from large applicant pools. Our programs' English language programming includes service-learning, dialogue, leadership development, interfaith education, social justice issues, art, music and sports.

Outcomes are fourfold: 1) Spiritual resiliency and interfaith understanding; 2) Life-long friendships and a peer-family; 3) Confidence to lead local peace-building initiatives; and 4) Acceptance of human equality and difference. 

Will you help us to light candles of leadership for tomorrow? Yes, promising young peacemakers are already being selected, the summer programs crafted and qualified counselors recruited, but further funding is required for our programs to operate. Our expenses are modest. It costs $2,750 to transport, house, feed and nurture each of the 90 participants expected from America, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank in 2017.

Please make your donation cheques payable to "Jerusalem Peacebuilders" and sent to 3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 301, Houston, TX 77056, USA.  On-line giving is also possible at Jerusalem Peacebuilders, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible (EIN 45-2233148).

Share the Light of Peace this holiday season by investing in the work of Jerusalem Peacebuilders. Be the Love, spread the Freedom, offer the Leadership that dispels the darkness of fear, and you will change lives.

God bless you,

(The Rev. Canon) Nicholas Porter and Stuart Kensinger
Jerusalem Peacebuilders
Because the future of Jerusalem is the future of the world
Now accepting submissions for all summer programs
JPB is now accepting applications for its summer youth leadership institutes in the USA this summer! Please click on the link below and submit your application today for priority consideration. The priority application deadline is  January 31.

If you or someone close to you knows of an interested applicant who would like to apply to participate in one of our unique peacebuilding and leadership development programs, please encourage them to apply. JPB programs change lives and transform individuals into effective peacemakers and leaders for a better, brighter future beyond the current status quo.
Because the future of Jerusalem is the future of the world
IN THE NEWS covers Jerusalem MUN Conference
Check out this recent article about JPB's new collaboration with the MUN program Debate for Peace  and the Interfaith Encounter Association held last month at the American Center, Jerusalem !


JPB leaders inspire hope for
peace  in a divided world.

Please help us in raising the  next  generation 
of peace-builders.
"This year, I feel like all I ever read is news of violence. I choose to donate to JPB because I have witnessed them enact and embody - not simply discuss - peace. I cannot imagine a better investment."
~Recent donor

Donation checks should be payable to  "Jerusalem Peacebuilders" and sent to:

Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB)
3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 301
Houston, TX 77056 USA 

Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) is a tax-exempt organization per section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is further classified as a public charity. Donations may be made directly to JPB and deducted under Section 170 of the Code. JPB's federal tax identification number (EIN) is 45-2233148

Thank you for supporting the pioneering work of peace
Because the future of Jerusalem is the future of the world