Belgian Coalition for Israel
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ALLIANCE FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The Alliance for the Peace in the Middle East brings together diverse people and organisations of the Christian and Jewish world. Their aim is (1) to develop an inter-religious dialogue for co-existence, tolerance and freedom of expression as a response to the aggression and violence,
(2) to be a community voice for Israel and the Jewish community in Belgium, as the only hope for stability and equal rights for all in the Middle East, and (3) to stand on behalf and for the lives and rights of the persecuted Christians.
BELGIAN COALITION FOR ISRAEL
The Belgian Coalition for Israel is a Christian organization which aims to promote better relations between Israel and Belgium. It stands alongside the Jewish people and it tries to raise awareness among the Christian community in respect of the biblical truths about Israel and the current world events today. The BCI encourages peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs and aims to combat anti-Semitism in all its forms in Belgium, whether in the media or in political developments.
B'nai B'rith (Children of the Covenant) is the oldest Jewish service organization in the world. It is committed to the security and continuity of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, as well as working towards combating antisemitism. Its mission is to unite persons of the Jewish faith and to enhance Jewish identity, to provide broad-based services for the benefit of senior citizens, and to facilitate advocacy and action on behalf of Jews throughout the world.
Koinonia is a Christian interdenominational organization with four main objectives: humanitarian work, interdoninational unity, bringing the Good News and reconciliation. The organisation is based in Belgium and is the co-founder of the Shalom Festival and the Belgian Coalition for Israel. Koinonia believes that the friendship and support of the Jewish people is a biblical mandate for every Christian.
ORT is one of the world's oldest and largest NGOs dedicated to education and vocational training, having been founded in 1880 in St Petersburg. World ORT is a leader in the application and teaching of high technology at the secondary school and university level as well as in specific professional training programs. It has more than 250,000 students every year, Jewish and non-Jewish, who benefit from its programmes, training centres and schools in 100 countries worldwide.
A-Net is the largest Protestant denomination in Belgium and has more than 100 affiliated churches. The organisation is consisted of diverse languages all over Belgium and believes that all racial and cultural barriers were destroyed in Christ and that God is glorified by unity in diversity, rather than in uniformity.
The Council for a Beautiful Israel
The Council for a Beautiful Israel, CBI is an Israeli NGO. Since 1968, it has led the nation in environmental action, striving to fulfil its vision of a truly beautiful country. It is driven by the principle that each citizen needs to take responsibility and initiative in caring for the environment and strives to inspire organizations, cities, companies and citizens, to actively seek a greener & cleaner environment.
Christenen voor Israel
'Christenen voor Israel' (Christian Friends of Israel) aims to raise awareness in the Netherlands and worldwide about the significance of the Jewish people in the Bible. It provides reliable information about the country, the people and the State of Israel and stands in solidarity with Israel and rejects any form of anti-Semitism.
Chretiens Amis d'Israel - Belgium
'Chretiens Amis d'Israel' (Christian Friends of Israel) seeks to raise awareness within the Christian world regarding the responsibility of the Church towards the Jewish people. Its mission is to support the people of Israel and to stand in solidarity with them, providing information and practical assistance when needed.
Shalom Festival is a joint initiative of the Alliance for Peace in the Middle East, the Belgian Coalition for Israel, B'nai B'rith, Koinonia Ministries, ORT Belgium, A-net, Beautiful Israel, Christians for Israel, Chretiens Amis d'Israel and other Jewish and Christian organisations.
The partnership between the two communities is based on their common faith roots and mutual respect for each other's contribution and values.
The message of 'shalom-peace-paix-vrede-salaam' expresses hope for peace for all nations in the world, despite the painful experiences of their history. A real proof that peace can triumph against all odds and obstacles.
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