Today is a historic day. We are announcing the results of our 21-month study of the systemic barriers that prevent children in Israel from accessing trauma-informed education. In our press release below, learn more about our research and platform for peace through trauma-informed education.
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When war breaks out, children are the least responsible- but suffer the greatest consequences.
Mukhtar, a former Afghani interpreter to the U.S. State Department
On April 23rd, I received a text message from an old friend, Mukhtar*, my interpreter in Afghanistan. I had stayed in contact with Mukhtar when I left the country in 2014 after five years with the State Department. During my time in Afghanistan, Mukhtar saved not only my life but many other American lives.
In his text, Mukhtar told me that the worst-case scenario had happened. The Taliban knew who he was and were trying to get him. My friend Mukhtar had two small children, his wife was seven months pregnant, and they needed to leave fast.
According to the esteemed peace mediator John Paul Lederach, moral imagination is “the capacity to imagine something rooted in the challenges of the real world yet capable of giving birth to something that does not exist.”
Below is a two-minute video titled “Before the Ceasefire” that captures rare footage from peace rallies organized by two Hebrew/Arabic peace education schools in Israel with whom reGeneration Education partners. They are a testament to the power of people with moral imagination. They can lead the way for us all, even while bombs and missiles are being exchanged, as was the case in the latest round of violence between Hamas and Israel.
From our beginning in 2006, reGeneration Education has worked for children – regardless of race, religion, and nationality – to have a safe and wholesome childhood. Children deserve to grow up without fear of violence, knowing that they can wholeheartedly walk out into the world to manifest their dreams.
Last summer, reGeneration proudly announced the launch of its Abrahamic Faith Student Leadership Team, which brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim students together from three Los Angeles area Abrahamic faith schools.
Learn more about how the program nurtures emerging student peace leaders in Los Angeles here.
Since our original announcement, the Abrahamic Faith Student Leadership Team experienced incredible momentum as they unite in altruistic acts of service.
Dear Friends of reGeneration,
Caring parents, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or economic-level, love their children and yearn to see them flourish.
Parents living in regions of conflict or poverty want their children to be well-educated and protected from the traumatic stresses in their environment.