Project #1520

Training 80 Youth Encounter Leaders

by Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)
Dec 2, 2013

Non-Violent Communication and Yoga, June 29th-30th

On Friday we went to the Hebron area to explore the possibility of starting another joint group of Non-Violent Communication and Yoga.


We were hosted by Ismail who studies to be a certified coach of Non-Violent Communication. We met a few friends that were with us in the Non-Violent Communication seminar last winter in Ecome. We did not yet decide whether the the group will be of young adults or older adults but the enthusiasm for the idea of such a group is huge. We left with them 15 Yoga mattresses that we received as donation and agreed to meet again after Ramadan.

It is great happiness to start a new circle of dialogue and rapprochement with wonderful people!

Thanks God!


The next day we continued to our usual meeting place in the north of the West Bank. After a joint meal we held training for women followed by training for men.

In both groups we held a conversation about the sources of inner strength – what makes us powerful? We got many interesting answers: sharing feelings, faith in an idea or a cause, trust in companions, strong relationship with God, positive thinking, being comfortable with myself, freedom and independence.


The two trainings were just wonderful. We returned home late and tired but very satisfied.

In the encounters were present: three Jewish Israelis, one German Christian and 15 Muslim Palestinians.



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Organization Information

Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)

Location: Jerusalem, Israel - Israel
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Dr. Yehuda Stolov
Executive Director
Jerusalem, Israel

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