Through a commitment to the principles of nonviolence, Holy Land Trust aspires to strengthen and empower the peoples of the Holy Land to engage in spiritual, pragmatic and strategic paths that will end all forms of oppression. We create the space for the healing of the historic wounds in order to transform communities and build a future that makes the Holy Land a global model for understanding, respect, justice, equality and peace.
While Holy Land Trust is not a religious organization, we aspire to learn from the spiritual teachings of all faiths that bring unity to the human family and closeness to the Creator of all things. We seek to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ, a man who brought a message of peace, goodwill and hope to the land where we live. We believe that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, Jesus Christ in his teachings, compassion and interactions “was an extremist for love, truth and goodness”. We seek this extremism in our work and mission.
Why "Holy Land Trust"?
The conflict gives rise to a wide range of perspectives and opinions. Whether individuals represents a particular political identity, nation or ideology; be they Muslim, Christian, or Jew, one thing we all agree on is that this is the "Holy Land."
The verb “to trust” is the foundation of any relationship that seeks to move things forward, especially during challenging times; without trust there is no future. The word trust is also taken from “trustee," meaning to hold on to something, guard it and care for it.
Combining these two concepts, our name projects our belief that the Holy Land belongs to no particular group of people but to the Creator of all. It is sacred to all humanity and as trustees of this land, we are its caretakers. We carry a responsibility to maintain it, nurture it, and see it prosper.