JAI Programs Ex-Participants

Sponsor's reflection

Category: JAI Programs Ex-Participants
Created: 31 July 2014

Diana wsBy: Diana Khalidan - Denmark.

The beauty of the olive tree is the great difference it can make. I learned about the Olive Tree Campaign from a friend in Palestine, and for that I am thankful, because in all its simplicity an olive tree is a symbol of peace, life and hope – and being able to give this to others is reason enough to sponsor many of them!

I believe it is important to sponsor olive trees in support of Palestinian farmers and their struggle to cultivate their land, and I think it means a lot to them that people from all over the world show their solidarity for Palestine and help to keep life moving.
But there is more to it. It is a powerful way to take a stand. You plant a life for peace in a place where there is a lack of that exact thing. You pray for an olive tree to grow in the place where you plant it. You create a hope for peace, and this hope is also what planting olive trees is about for me! People coming together and planting peace on earth, literally.

 

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