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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.


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 Quaran 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

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

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  • Programs and reports

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

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  • Spring Celebration at the PSCC

    Thursday 26 March 2015
    On March 21, to mark the first day of Spring, the PSCC organized a meeting for village members and people from nearby communities.
  • Presencing Collective Challenges Workshop in WASNS

    Sunday 15 March 2015
    On March 12 the PSCC held a day long seminar to explore the competencies that can grow out of conflict areas, and how we can cultivate them in order to create an excellence in crisis (...)
  • Despite it all: Sulha – Jews & Palestinians meet at the PSCC

    Wednesday 10 September 2014
    On August 21-22, despite the sounds of missiles and bombs that could be heard from the hills of Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom, 80 Jews and Arabs; young families with children, youth and older (...)
  • PSCC Activity Report September to June 2014

    Wednesday 9 July 2014
    With limited resources, the PSCC has managed to accomplish a wide range of activities.
  • Jitli at the PSCC

    Wednesday 30 April 2014 by C&D Office
    Our Pluralistic Spiritual Community Centre (PSCC) hosted members of the Jitli program last week. As a preparation for their summer camp trip around Israel, a select number of their young (...)
  • Eve of Holocaust Memorial Day: "In the Spirit of Etty Hillesum"

    Sunday 27 April 2014
    Some 100 persons attended the event themed "In the Spirit of Etty Hillesum" held on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Day.
  • Christmas at the PSCC

    Sunday 22 December 2013 by Christina Mittermaier, Dafna Karta Schwartz
    The PSCC celebrated the holiday season, with guest musicians, friends from the Latrun Monastery and sisters from the Beatitudes Community (Emmaus)
  • Sulha Peace Project

    Thursday 5 December 2013 by Christina Mittermaier
    The Pluralistic Spiritual Center in Neve Shalom - Wahat al Salam is hosting the Sulha Peace Project for a weekend of peace work

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