In ancient Greek, the word “telos” describes a unique purpose or goal that is rooted in a fundamental principle, towards which all intentions and energies are singularly focused. Our telos is the freedom, security, and dignity of every human being in the Holy Land.
While massive conflicts ravage the broader Middle East, they believe that resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains an essential moral and security imperative for the world.
They believe that a viable two-state solution remains the solution to the conflict. Yet they also believe that any policy or outcome—whether one-state, two-states, multiple-states, or some other solution—must be measured by how well it maximizes security, dignity and freedom for both Israelis and Palestinians in equal measure. And they welcome anyone into our fold who shares our values, including our commitment to support non-violent means to end the conflict, regardless of politics.
Ultimately, Palestinians and Israelis bear responsibility for waging and sustaining peace. Yet resolution of this conflict is an urgent American interest. And peace will remain elusive without strong, bipartisan encouragement and assistance from Americans.
Unfortunately, while Americans – and especially Americans of faith – are among the most influential stakeholders in the region, most have never met either an Israeli or a Palestinian or seriously encountered both Palestinian and Israeli perspectives. On the contrary, important segments of American society, and often its Christian faith communities, persistently advocate for one-sided postures towards the conflict. Such advocacy educates the next generation in near complete isolation from the peoples and present realities of the region.
Telos reverses that reality by taking influential Americans from across the political and theological spectra on high-touch, multi-narrative pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and by bringing Israeli and Palestinian leaders and activists to the United States on speaking tours. As Americans come to care deeply about people on both sides of the Green Line, we inspire and equip them to build transformative pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, pro-peace movements in their own communities, aimed at radically improving the way the United States relates to that part of the world.
By resourcing leaders at the nexus of culture, faith and enterprise, they equip Americans to build a transformative pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, pro-peace movement.
Their vision is a world in which leaders and their communities claim the requisite drive, expertise and relationships to effectively and relentlessly wage peace.
In the Holy Land, they envisage a time beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when diverse communities of American peacemakers will stand with both Palestinians and Israelis to sustain security, dignity and freedom for all.
They imagine, too, that their unique model of conflict transformation will be replicated elsewhere—helping bring stability, healing and reconciliation to communities around the world, including here in America.
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