Just before the end of this calendar year and the beginning of a new one, we are pleased to share with you some of the diverse activities undertaken by the IDE.
At this time, when democracy both as a concept and as a living culture is being challenged, in Israeli society as well as elsewhere in the world, we continue to operate in a variety of arenas to create a democratic life; one that connects and mediates between those who are different – individuals and communities; creating spaces in which to participate; building relationships and mutual responsibility between citizens and governance; encouraging initiative and social action that changes and creates a better world – through dialog, respect for the individual and the community, solidarity and responsibility for all of its members.
The challenge is considerable, and we find that the tools and principles by which we operate truly produce change in the different locations in which we function, and beyond.
In the spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, it is our belief that a lot of lights connected together can overcome the darkness . . . we perceive our work to be part of the possible emergence of a great light created by partnership between a large number of organizations and individuals – you, us, all of us together – and we will continue to act in this spirit.
To continued partnership and welcome activities,
Happy Holidays ,