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Doumia-Sakinah: The Pluralistic Spiritual Center

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"Doumia-Sakinah", or The Pluralistic Spiritual Centre, provides a framework for spiritual reflection on issues at the core of the middle east conflict and the search for its resolution.


Introduction

The Pluralistic Spiritual Community Centre is dedicated to the memory and heritage of Bruno Hussar, the founder of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom.

In his spiritual testament, Bruno said that "Faith in the final victory of love over enmity is the truest and most profound goal of Neve Shalom - Wahat al-Salam".

The House of Silence and the Spiritual Centre were established at the initiative of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom founders Anne Le Meignen and Bruno Hussar.

"Doumia" is derived from Psalms 65,2:
"To thou Lord, silence (doumia) shall be as praise."

"Sakinah" is derived from the Qur’an 48,4:
"He sends tranquility (sakinah) into the hearts of the believers, that they may add faith to their faith."

The Pluralistic Spiritual Community Centre constitutes a framework for encounter activities, study and reflection, based on values of equality, justice and reconciliation. Its activities draw inspiration from the resources and spiritual traditions of the Middle East and the world at large.

Programs focus on open, inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue, and the advancement of peace. The Centre is set apart on a pleasant corner of the hilltop and comprises the House of Silence (Bet Doumia / Bet as-Sakinah) for reflection and meditation, opened in the 1980s; and the Meeting, Prayer and Study House, opened in 2006.

The Pluralistic Spiritual Community Centre conducts activities for the general public.

For information, please contact:

Dafna Karta Schwartz,
Doumia - Sakinah,
Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom
Doar Na Shimshon 99761

Email:
pscc - at - nswas.info
Tel. +972 (0)2 999-6306

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  • Museum

    The Village is developing, in the framework of the Pluralistic Spiritual Community Center, a Museum, including gallery, archives and sculpture garden.

  • Programs and reports

    This section describes the framework of current activities and documents those already conducted.


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  • PSCC slideshow

    Sunday 15 May 2016
    Slideshow made in honor of Dafna Karta Schwartz’s period of management of the PSCC
  • Celebrating Spring Renewal at the PSCC

    Thursday 21 April 2016
    The PSCC organized and hosted a Spring Renewal celebration with the participation of other organizations.
  • Another successful "Journey” program

    Thursday 17 March 2016
    A group of 30 Jewish, Muslim & Christian teenagers took part in a 4-day ’Massa – Massar’ ("Journey") activity.
  • Forest of the Righteous - Planning Meeting

    Thursday 10 March 2016
    On January 15 the Museum conducted the first extended planning meeting for the Forest of the Righteous project.
  • December Holidays Event

    Thursday 17 December 2015
    The PSCC invited everyone to celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and al Mawlid al-Nabawi. We took the opportunity to thank the abbot and monks of Latrun Abbey for the original gift of the lands to (...)
  • An Evening of Recognition and Healing

    Wednesday 9 December 2015
    In November the Museum/PSCC held a special evening remembering Palestinians who in 1929 acted heroically to save their Jewish neighbors.
  • The Shoah, The Rebirth and the Nakba - Panel Discussion

    Monday 30 November 2015
    On November 25th, a panel discussion took place at the launch of the Arabic edition of Prof. Yair Auron’s book, The Shoah, the Rebirth and the Nakba.
  • Honoring the Righteous: second event

    Monday 9 November 2015
    The Peace Museum hosted members of the Armenian community in Israel and guests for abroad for a second event in its “Honoring the Righteous” series, the first of which took place last (...)

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