2011/12 MiniGrants

CRT’s minigrant program supports innovative interfaith peacebuilding projects. The goal is to provide small amounts of seed money to individuals and organizations that have a great idea or project but might be too small to qualify for larger grants. The priorities for 2011 are women’s empowerment, cross border projects, youth interfaith, and trauma healing. Please come back often to view program updates and reports.

Beyond Words – “Stories of Spiritual Women Promoting Peace”

Israel – This project will publish a book of stories about healing collected from women in an ongoing interfaith group. The book will be published in Arabic, Hebrew and English.
Project Director: Nitsan Gordon
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Jerusalem Peacemakers – “Yeshiva Interfaith Encounter”

Israel – This project will bring 50 Palestinians from the Jenin area to participate in an educational encounter with yeshiva students in Maale Gilboa.
Project Director: Eliyahu McLean

Mpanzi – “Combating Violence Against Women in Africa”

Kenya – This project will conduct forums in four Kenyan villages to educate communities about sexual and domestic violence against girls and women.
Project Director: Jackie Ogega
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Shin – “Young Women’s Parliament”

Israel – This project will bring together young women from the Jewish and Arab sectors in Israel to study the legislative process and the history of women’s rights, and to work for laws that will address their common needs.
Project Director: Esther Hertzog
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TRUST-Emun – “Garden of the Mothers”

Israel – This project will hold an interfaith opening ceremony for the Garden of the Mothers, a commemorative site honoring people who perished in the Carmel Forest fire last year.
Project Director: Elana Rozenman
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Wasatia – “Religious Pluralism in Palestine”

Palestinian Territories – This project will lead a 2-day workshop for 25 young leaders in Palestine. Topics will include religious tolerance, voluntarism, leadership, communications, gender equality, religious pluralism and interfaith dialogue.
Project Director: Mohammed Dajani Daoudi
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Women Reborn – “Healing Trauma”

Israel – This project will train social workers from the Arab Women’s Empowerment project, Women Reborn, project in identifying and responding to trauma.
Project Director: Olivia Bezalel
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