Empathy and Compassion, recognizing that true humanity accepts the equal rights and existence of others. We are called to listen and understand the needs of all individuals and communities, and to honor, support, and protect everyone equally and treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.

Nonviolence, recognizing that violence and oppression have no place in human life. Lasting peace cannot be achieved through active or passive aggression or violence. We strongly denounce all acts of violence, and hold that the practice of nonviolence is the most powerful force to expose all acts of injustice, occupation and oppression. Nonviolence is the means to achieve peace, justice, and equality in the Holy Land.

Community and Individuality, recognizing the unique expression of each human life and its fulfillment in what we share and achieve together. Strong communities recognize, value and support individuals; they nurture indigenous traditions and provide a supportive environment for development and change. Individuals make up communities and sustain them. We are called to celebrate and uphold distinct and different ways of living that fulfill human potential.

Equality and Justice, recognizing that all human beings and communities are equal, and must be granted equal opportunity to prosper regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnic, or national affiliation. We call for all to be granted equal rights to live and prosper in the Holy Land, in an environment that upholds and defends such rights.

Trust and Respect, recognizing that the possibility for real peace can only be achieved when mutual relations of trust and respect are created in the midst of diversity within and across communities. Trust is the cornerstone of human relationships; trust leads to respect, and respect leads to love, unity, and commitment to building better futures. Trust arises from personal integrity and transparency. We are called to engender trust and actively respect the legitimate rights and individual nature of others.

Spirituality, recognizing the sanctity of the human spirit and the Holy Land. We hold that lasting peace is founded on a deep connection with and love for the Creator, which leads to deep connection with and love for others. This leads to oneness in human relationships. We value spirituality as an essential basis for human living and development.
 

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