March Mission

St. Luke’s March Mission is American Friends of Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam (NSWAS) the “Oasis of Peace.” For more 40 years, NSWAS has been “dedicated to dialogue, cooperation and genuine and durable peace between Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis.” It is a community of 70 families, half Jewish and half Palestinian, with bi-national nursery and primary schools (K-6) offering classes in Hebrew and Arabic, while recognizing issues of national identities, for about 250 students over 90% of which are from surrounding villages. In addition, NSWAS sponsors a School for Peace, which conducts outreach educational encounters between Arabs and Jews for teenagers, university students and adults, and a Pluralistic Spiritual Center with programs focused on open inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue about spiritual and ethical values. American Friends of NSWAS encourages, supports and publicizes these pioneers of peace as they raise a generation of peacemakers. Your generous support will help Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam “make the headlines that keep hope alive.”