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Inspired by the Abrahamic traditions, NILI represents
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders united for the Peace of Jerusalem


NILI leaders with Secretary of State Clinton, October 2010
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders of NILI meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

ACTION ALERT — Contact the White House, Secretary of State, and members of Congress

  • With President Obama meeting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on March 3 and Secretary of State Kerry planning to announce a framework for peace in April, on February 28 NILI sent a letter endorsed by 33 Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious leaders, supporting Kerry's initiative and affirming that public support from religious communities will be essential to achieving a negotiated two--state peace agreement, the only realistic resolution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • The letter referenced NILI leaders' united support since NILI's founding in 2003 for benchmark principles and practical ideas from previous official and informal Israeli-Palestinian talks that provide possible elements for compromises on final status issues that could be acceptable to majorities on both sides.
  • Send NILI’s February 28 Letter to Secretary Kerry, with the list of endorsers to the President and to your members of Congress.

What is NILI?

  • The unique contribution of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (NILI) is its ability to unite high level national religious leaders, representing a broad range of Jewish, Christian and Muslim national organizations, in support of a common, substantive message for peace.
  • NILI’s focus is on building support for strong U.S. leadership for a two-state solution to the conflict that brings security and recognition to Israel and establishes a viable and independent state for the Palestinians—two states living side by side in peace and security—with peace agreements between Israel and all her Arab neighbors.

What We Are Doing

  • Based upon founding principles of cooperation established in 2003, NILI consistently works to build consensus among Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders and works in a bipartisan manner with policy makers and members of Congress to build public support for peace.
  • NILI’s work complements that of other peace organizations that tend to work within one tradition or community and strengthens their efforts by persistently uniting the voices of religious leaders at the highest levels across interreligious lines.
  • See what Peter Steinfels had to say about us in The New York Times.

What You Can Do

  • Send NILI statement with list of endorsers to the President, Secretary of State, and members of Congress.
  • Share NILI’s website and Facebook page with others in your community.
  • Write a "letter to the editor" of your newspaper utilizing NILI's message.

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From The National Interreligious Initiative For Peace In The Middle East
For more information, please contact Ron Young.