In Time for Advent
3 New Releases: Calendar. Movie. Study Guide.

Help me make hummus, not walls--here and in the Middle East!

Make a $100 donation to peacemaking by year's end and receive as my special thank-you a 2019 photo calendar while supplies last. Many are already saying this is my best calendar yet. Learn more about this year's tribute to my father below on the left. THANKS for joining this journey of peace!
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1. 2019 Calendar: A Tribute to my Dad


1:00 AM here on Mount Everest
“Hey Andy, woke up dreaming about you and your Dad and Sister. Your Dad was truly amazing on those trips on Mount Olympus with his homemade grill. I feel pretty insignificant sometimes and a component of this modern technology climbing these days. I admire the rawness of the outdoor area of my youth with you and Jeff and those days. Come sell some photos in my shop this season. I will be back from Everest next month. God bless you and your family!”

This is one of many tributes to my Dad on his passing this last year. This one stuck out to me because it was from a friend that Dad influenced to start climbing mountains. Craig Van Hoy went on to great heights. Now with his own mountain climbing guide service, has climbed Mt. Everest several times. Additionally, Craig has summited Mt. Rainier over 400 times and even held the speed record for climbing Rainier of 5 hrs and 25 minutes, roundtrip from Paradise to the summit, for many years.

Dad started me on climbing mountains in the 70’s with a climb up Mt. St. Helens before it blew its top, and also a trek up Mt. Olympus. I did not take it as far as Craig, but being introduced to the mountains paralleled being introduced to photography when again my Dad gave me a gift that’s still with me 45 years later. Handing me his camera on one of those normal hikes below 5 thousand feet, he showed me a few things about shutter speed and lighting.

And now, even after Dad is gone, whenever I feel a little lost or just in need of finding solid ground under my feet, I often grab my camera and head for the hills. What a gift my father gave me, and many many others. Besides the gift of his humble strength and steadiness, he gave me tools to survive and thrive. Enjoy the visual journey. Thank you Dad!

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ~ John Muir

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2. “Make Hummus not Walls”

(a 25 minute emotional, but factually driven documentary movie of personal stories in the midst of conflict).

Following our previous movie, this story takes viewers into a contentious week in Jerusalem and the broader Palestinian-Israeli conflict in May, 2018 when we were on location for about 12 weeks. Our activities included lots of conversations with people on the street, over coffee in Israeli West Jerusalem, birthday celebrations in Hebron of the West Bank, night time debriefs on the roof of Bethlehem Bible College, under a setting sun and stench of tear gas hanging in the air from frequent protests nearby. We even had a few close encounters with rubber bullets and angry anti-protesters, but mostly found courageous people on all sides longing for peace. This movie tells the stories of 3 women--a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim, who meet their “other” in the craziest of times and find their humanity in loving each other.  This story will spark hope in the possibility of peace based on genuine friendships across normal barriers at a time when we need it most.

3. “From Peacetalkers to Peacemakers: Let’s Make a Difference.” Our new 6 part video study guide accompanies the release of our sequel movie, and arises out of the many questions audiences had when viewing the first movie (“Blessed Are The Peacemakers”). The study guide tracks my learning over 10 years, with multiple trips to the region, extended stays of up to 3 months in Israel and Palestine, important interviews for our movies, several tours with church groups to the land, teaching a seminary class on peacemaking, and our on-going work to educate and advocate for true peacemaking. The video study guide looks at:
  • Changing from peacetalking to peacemaking.
  • Why is there a conflict?
  • The day I became a “real peacemaker” 
  • Digging deeper into frequently asked questions 
  • Now what & so what? 

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