Voices from Jerusalem

Youth Rising for Peace 2012 > Community Peacebuilding > Spirituality & Religion
Broadcast on February 11, 2012
With Fadi Rabieh & Eliyahu McLean

Eliyahu McLean

Director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers

Eliyahu McLean is the director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers, a network of religious leaders and grassroots peacebuilders in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Jerusalem Peacemakers host events such as:
- the Abrahamic Reunion, a group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Druze religious leaders working together to re-claim religion as a voice for peace
- the annual 'Jerusalem Hug' event that brings together hundreds of Israelis, Palestinians and internationals to pray for peace around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem
- monthly cross-border events bringing Palestinians from Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah together with Israelis at events in Israel and the West Bank

Eliyahu was initiated as a 'Rodef Shalom', 'Peace Pursuer' by Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi. Eliyahu's work with Palestinian Sufis is written about in the book At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with the Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land by Yossi Klein Halevi.

Stories of Hope from the Holy Land

PeaceWeek 2010
Broadcast on September 16, 2010
With Jiries Mansour & Ibrahim Abuelhawa & Eliyahu McLean

Eliyahu McLean

Director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers

Eliyahu McLean is the director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers, a network of religious leaders and grassroots peacebuilders in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Jerusalem Peacemakers host events such as:
- the Abrahamic Reunion, a group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Druze religious leaders working together to re-claim religion as a voice for peace
- the annual 'Jerusalem Hug' event that brings together hundreds of Israelis, Palestinians and internationals to pray for peace around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem
- monthly cross-border events bringing Palestinians from Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah together with Israelis at events in Israel and the West Bank

Eliyahu was initiated as a 'Rodef Shalom', 'Peace Pursuer' by Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi. Eliyahu's work with Palestinian Sufis is written about in the book At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with the Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land by Yossi Klein Halevi.