Why the focus on the Palestine / Israeli Middle East Peace Conflict?
As this region of the world constitutes the birthplace of the three monotheistic religions, it may also represent the geo-spiritual and geo-political lynchpin for peace on our planet. Respectively, if we can bring peace here and to this conflict, it is likely that peace on earth can be established.
2 Unite All album (released Oct. 30, 2014)
Journalist Tom Rayner’s July 10th, 2014 report of suffering little girl in Gaza Hospital sparks the 2 Unite All benefit album and a global movement of healing for Palestine.
November 5th, 2014
2 Unite All album release party at Acabar , LA.
December 8th, 2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorsement
GAZA and Middle East healing and peace benefit album
Project Peace On Earth proudly releases the “2 Unite All” benefit compilation album featuring famed 26 famed Rock Stars and acclaimed Singer/Songwriters/Composers and Grammy winners to support healing and peace in Gaza and the Middle East. The album is released to raise funds for urgently required Surgical support, Medical supplies, PTSD therapies and Peace initiatives in Gaza/Palestine and the Middle East. Steve Robertson, the album’s Executive Producer and Ricky Kej, is a Producer.
Ricky just won the 2014 Grammy Award for best New Age album. His song “Mahatma,” featured on his Grammy winning album “Winds of Samsara,” is also featured on the 2 Unite All album. The song “Mahatma,” a dedication to the peace work of Mahatma Gandhi, was also written and performed by Wouter Kellermn, another PPOE Musical Ambassador, who also shared the Grammy win along with Ricky for their “Winds of Samsara” album.
Peter Gabriel boldly says of his decision to participate in the 2 Unite All album:
“Although I am sure both the Palestinian and Israeli people would benefit enormously from a just and fair two-state agreement based around the ’67 borders, we have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long, especially in Gaza. Meanwhile their long held land is repeatedly stolen by force for illegal settlements. I am not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic; I am anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation.
“There is clearly a growing movement around the world willing to speak out, including my own country’s Parliament. I am happy to be one of these voices now asking the Israeli government, ‘Where is that two state solution you have so long said you wanted?’ and more simply, saying, ‘Enough.’”
Serj Tankian said that “helping to rebuild the lives of Palestinians in Gaza is a necessary and noble worldwide humanitarian prerogative that we must not shy away from. It’s the least we can do for a people that have suffered under an occupation, embargo, and invasion.”
Stewart Copeland (co-Founder of The Police): “Our music may not be able to rebuild homes nor bring back victims of violence, but at least it can soften hearts.” He continues…“Hard hearts allow violence in the Holy Land and softening up allows persuasion. Even the most flinty realpolitik analysis shows that ‘Kumbaya’ is more credible than ‘They Must Go.’”
Rick Allen of Def Leppard says, “Our world is finally focusing on resolving this conflict. Too many lives have been lost and too many innocent children and families remain perilously injured.” Lauren Monroe, Allen’s wife and songwriting partner, adds, “The beautiful people of Palestine require the world’s immediate medical support. Contributing a song to help bring necessary healing and resources to Gaza was the least Rick and I could do.” Allen concludes, “I’m encouraging all Def Leppard fans to buy a copy of 2 Unite All and support this cause.”
Ricky Kej, 2 Unite All album producer (2014 Grammy Winner for best New Age Album: “Winds of Samsara”) “I just knew how important it was for me, and all people, to help bring awareness and an end to the suffering of the people of the Holy Land,” said 2 Unite All album producer, Ricky Kej
Steve Robertson, PPOE founder and Executive Producer of the album, has conducted several awareness-raising peace projects in Palestine. He says that 2 Unite All was inspired by a report he saw about a young Palestinian girl who was in a coma from the bombing. “The doctors weren’t sure if she would survive, but said if she did regain consciousness, she would learn that her mother, father and sister had all been killed,” says Robertson. “My tears wouldn’t stop and I said to myself, ‘That’s enough. I have to do something now and offer some sort of healing support to the people of Gaza and this Middle East crisis.’”
The 2 Unite All album features:
Peter Gabriel (Six-time Grammy® Winner)
Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Serj Tankian (System of a Down), with Omar Fadel
Rick Allen of Def Leppard, with songwriter Lauren Monroe
Pearl Thompson (The Cure), with Finbar O’Hanlon
Sasha Cooke (Grammy® Winner, Opera)
Gary Nicholson (Grammy® Winner, Country)
Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy® Winner, Native American) with Leah and Diane
Richard Gannaway, Jay Oliver & Miriam Stockley of AOMusic
David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks
Rickie Byars Beckwith
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Sussan Deyhim and Richard Horowitz
The GuruGanesha Band
Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman
Fox Lima of the Enigma MMX Social Media Song
Maetar with Itai and Hagai Disraeli
Gary Malkin with Thich Nhat Hanh and Phap Niem
Hani Naser Band
Elijah Ray and the Band of Light
Riddle the Sphinx with Christiane Cargill Kinney, Burgundy Morgan, Christo Pellani
Kenji Williams of Bella Gaia
The 2 Unite All album has been purchased in the following countries:
All “2 Unite All” album proceeds support Surgical teams, Medical supplies, PTSD Therapies and a permanent peace solution within Palestine and the Middle East region. The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (40%) and UNRWA USA (40%) are the primary beneficiaries of the album proceeds. Dr. Edward Tick, PTSD therapist, will lead a team into Gaza and the Middle East region on behalf of Project Peace On Earth, who will receive a small portion of album proceeds (20%) for this work and continued peace initiatives with the Middle East region.
Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) is deeply grateful to efforts of Nadia Saah and the entire team at the Institution for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) for their awareness and press related efforts on the 2 Unite All album.
CHRISTMAS OF 2013
CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEARS EVE 2013
WORLD FORGIVENESS CONCERT EVENT
The World Forgiveness Concert for Bethlehem, features numerous performances of sacred and inspirational music from famed Rock and conscious HipHop stars, the world of Country, Opera and Contemporary/World music along with Grammy Winners and Nominees including:
Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police;
Pearl Thompson of The Cure/Robert Plant and Jimmy Page Tour who now teams with legendary guitarist Finbar O’Hanlon;
Gary Nicholson, Country Music Grammy Winner;
Sasha Cooke, 2012 Opera Grammy winner;
Joanne Shenandoah, Native American Grammy Winner;
David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks, Grammy nominees;
Beth Nielsen Chapman, Country Music Grammy nominee;
Fox Lima, of the MMX Enigma Social Media Song and video;
Miriam Stockley and Richard Gannaway of AO Music;
The group 2002: Randy, Pamela and Sarah Copus
Kenji Williams of the Bella Gaia/NASA world tour;
Itai Disraeli and Hagia Izraeli of the group Maetar;
SEAY, award winning singer;
Fritz Heede and Nijole Sparkis of Ritual Path;
Kellee Maize, conscious HipHop/Rapper;
Hani Naser, world-famed Oud player;
Elijah Ray, of the group Band of Light.With video messages from National Best Selling Authors:Gary Zukav (Seat pf the Soul)Caroline Myss PhD (Anatomy of the Spirit)Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements)Jerry Jampolsky MD and Diane Cirincione PhD
PALESTINIAN Government and Private Sector MESSAGES OF SUPPORT
Minister Rula Ma’ay’a of Palestine Tourism - World Forgiveness Message
George Bassous General Mgr. of the Bethlehem Convention Palace PPOE 2013
SUMMER OF 2013
Launch our SELF EMPOWERMENT page which is filled with empowering tools to support personal growth and development.
Global Broadcast of Peace Film “Admissions”
Global Broadcast of writer John Viscount’s (PPOE Advisory Board member) Award Winning film “Admissions” is telecast out to 80 million homes 2 times daily over the course of 30 days in the languages of English, Farsi, Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish through MelliTV.
“Admissions”, written and produced by John Viscount (PPOE Advisory Board) stars Academy Award nominee James Cromwell and tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in war-torn places like the Middle East. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian, this modern parable is set in the Admissions Room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals. The message of the film is based on the Course In Miracles teachings.
The film was originally produced in English. Then through the coordinating and production efforts of Steve Robertson of PPOE and the generous support of Shan Hashemizadeh (owner of MelliTV), it was overdubbed in Farsi and then subtitled into Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish.
“Admissions” was then broadcast out in these varying languages over the MelliTV/MTC network two times daily to 80 million homes over the course of 30 days. MelliTV/MTC is a multi-cultural music video and entertainment news channel that runs 24 hours a day and seven days a week to an estimated 80 million homes worldwide in the languages of Farsi, English, Turkish, Arabic, Armenian and Spanish.
AERIAL ART IMAGES OF PEACE
(November 2011 / Jericho; Christmas December 2012 / Bethlehem; New Years Eve 2012 / Bethlehem)PPOE Picasso Peace Dove / LOVE ALL1 of 49 most iconic images of the UNPPOE November 25, 2011 Peace InitiativePPOE “LOVE ALL” 2012 Manger Square BethlehemPPOE December 24, 2102 Peace InitiativePPOE “FREE ALL” sage-ing the Bethlehem dividing wallPPOE Dec. 31, 2012 Peace InitiativePPOE “VISIONS OF PEACE” Palestinian Medical Mission (09/2010)Eyesight (free cataract surgeries) returned to 40 Elderly people
DECEMBER OF 2012
2nd ANNUAL PROJECT PEACE ON EARTH GLOBAL CONCERT FROM BETHLEHEM
CHRISTMAS EVE (12.24.12)
On December 24th Christmas Eve 2012, as part of Project Peace On Earth’s second annual global musical prayer for peace concert from Bethlehem, world famed musicians beamed in their musical prayers for peace to Bethlehem and then sent them out to the world.
The PPOE streaming concert link of 12.24.12 transmission to and from Bethlehem to the world features performances by:
Jon Anderson (lead singer of YES), Serj Tankian (lead singer of System of a Down), Gary Nicholson (Grammy winning Texas Hall of Fame singer/song writer – introduces the performance of the song “Divine Mother” he wrote with Ana Egge. It is performed by Beth Nielsen Chapman, Carmella Ramsey, Joan Moser and Chevonne Kennedy); Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American singer/song writer), Sussan Deyhim (world famed Sufi Singer featured by U2 and the 2012 Academy nominated film “Argo”), Fox Lima (MMX Enigma Social MMX Song singer/song writer), Richard Horowitz (famed film score composer of “The Sheltering Sky” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci), Itai Desraeli and Hagai (Maetar), Ernest Chapman (lead singer of Team Illuminati based in Nashville), Seay (award winning New Age/ World Music singer/song writer from Nashville), Peter Joseph - edutainment video shorts (“Emergence” and “Spirituality” content contributions from Steve Robertson)
Project Peace On Earth(PPOE) Bethlehem peace initiatives: On Christmas Eve 12.24.12 in Manger Square Bethlehem, Boy and Girl scout troops lead additional Palestinian youth to participate in forming a human “Peace Symbol and spelling the words “Love All” to send an aerial image message of Christmas love, peace and joy to the world.
December 24th, 2012: Steve Robertson, PPOE founder, made Bethlehem’s Mayor Vera Baboun and George Bassous, General Mgr of the Bethlehem Convention Palace (BCP) aware of the December 14th Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. He then suggested to honor the children and adults who tragically perished by place 26 Angels on the original Manger Square Christmas tree. The Mayor and George overwhelming agreed to support the idea and Robertson when out to secure and have them made. When Steve approached Lama Brothers Souvenir Store in Bethlehem about the project, Michael Lama, immediately offered to have his craftsman make the angels for free. George of the BCP donated funds to decorate the angels to give further meaning and honor to children and adults. A larger twenty-seventh angel was added to group of angels to represent and honor all of the children and people in Gaza who died during the recent bombing there, just one month prior.
December 31st, 2012: As part of a Project Peace On Earth “Free All” peace initiative, hundreds of boy and girl scouts join in solidarity at the Dividing Wall in front of the Israeli guard tower, just next to the famed Entry Gate of the Patriarch in Bethlehem (the historical original road into Bethlehem). Here, the scouts formed the message “Free All” and express a continuous image of permanent handprints that send a prayerful plea to all world leaders and the brotherhood of all scouts to bring the Israeli Dividing Wall down and to establish a lasting freedom, justice and peace for all. President Abbas delivers a speech to the boy and girl scouts on the importance and historic significance of their participation in the PPOE “Free All” aerial art initiative. (“Free All” making of video montage and President Abbas speech soon to be released)
Morning of December 31st, 2012: Steve Robertson is seen here cleaning and clearing the space for the “Free All” peace initiative.
DECEMBER 2011 (Christmas Day, Bethlehem/Palestine)
FIRST ANNUAL PROJECT PEACE ON EARTH GLOBAL CONCERT FROM BETHLEHEM PALESTINE CHRISTMAS DAY (12.25.11) Edited
(Edited excerpt from original Broadcast and Live Stream)
The PPOE Concert Christmas Day (12.25.11) concert from Bethlehem was Sponsored by: The Palestinian Government, United Nations (UNDP), The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, The Bethlehem Convention Palace/Consolidated Contractors Company/Palestine Investment Fund, VisitPalestine, Netours, The Ambassador Hotel (Jerusalem), Melli TV and Project Peace on Earth. The Executive Producer of the concert was Steve Robertson. The Production team consisted of Steve Robertson and the production super heros: Brian Thomas, Marc Scarpa, Fritz Froehlich (UNRWA Coordinator), Sami Khoury (ABS Marketing/VisitPalestine), Sami Abu Dayyeh (The Ambassador Hotel/Netours), George Bassous (Gen. Mgr. Bethlehem Convention Palace). Special thanks to: Jonathan Elias (famed composer of the Prayer Cycle albums), David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks for assisting as Musical Directors; Rutger Hauer (famed BladeRunner actor - his opening PPOE video spot) and Shaun Monson for directing the piece; Peter Joseph (Zeitgeist Films/Movement) for the video broadcast pieces (Emergence and Spirituality), Enigma (use of their MMX Social Song video), John Quigley’s (PPOE,UNRWA Picasso Peace Dove PPOE concert promotional efforts – Jonathan Elias and Jon Anderson for the use of their music from the Path to Zero album), Burgandy Morgan esq (her amazing legal support), Greg Spelanka (artist/graphic designer extraordinaire PPOE iconic Peace Goddess image), Mike Houle (artist/graphic designer of PPOE broadcast logo). Special thanks to Kenny Fields and Todd Brown of West Post Digital for generously in donating office space, multimedia editing support and always willingness to support; Randy Copus of the musical group 2002, who has so graciously dedicated his time and talents to remixing and editing the concert broadcast audio and video (soon to be released); and Tyler Norris and Nell Derick Debevoise whose loving guidance and support literally established, launched and opened the doors for our peace initiative efforts in the Middle East.
(The Bethlehem Convention Palace)
On December 25th, 2011 almost 80 million homes were reached by our globally telecast musical prayer for peace on Christmas Day from Bethlehem Palestine. Our first worldwide concert accomplished what many said was impossible, a globally telecast concert of Grammy Winning Musicians sending out a sacred musical message of peace to an audience of over 80 million people. Please watch the PPOE live broadcast on our home page.
NOVEMBER OF 2011
On November 25th, 2011 we brought 1000 Palestinian Refugee Children to the base of the Mount of Temptation in Jericho. They were then guided to form the image of the Picasso Peace Dove and spell out the words “Love All”. The image of the Dove and words “Love All”, which was filmed and shot aerially, sent out a message of love and hope for other children and adults worldwide. In September 2012 the UN selected this image, out of 800,000 pictures, as one of the 49 most iconic images since the organization’s inception.
SEPTEMBER OF 2010
On September 28-29th, 2010 our Medical Mission helped to restore the eye-sight of 40 elderly people. PPOE brought a famed eye surgical team to Saint John’s Eye Hospital in Hebron Palestine. During this mission we delivered almost $400,000 in Free cataract surgeries to 40 deserving elderly people.
Inner Peace Creates World Peace
Sacred Music Concerts Inspire Love and Peace
“We are all interconnected. The science is clear. The task before us now is to become aware and intentional — to embrace an integrated humanity which cherishes the earth and each other. It is time for songs of love and compassion inspiring us to be one. Project Peace On Earth (PPOE) is gathering the musicians and composing the score.” Dr. Roger Nelson, The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) originally founded out of Princeton University. The GCP maintains a world-spanning, continuously running network of RNGs as an instrument monitoring the effects of globally shared emotions and states of consciousness driven by historically great events, both tragedies and celebrations. The formal experiment shows a 7-sigma departure from expectation over a 15 year database, which representsa trillion to one odds of being just chance fluctuation, and mundane alternative explanations have been excluded.
(This video was written and produced by Steve Robertson and Richard Gannaway of AO Music. The Music is generously provided by AO Music. The voiceover by musician Miriam Stockley of AO Music and the famed song Adiemus. Special thanks to Kenny Fields at West Post Digital for editing support.)
A Global Shift:
The Physics of How Music Transforms Consciousness
“When we learn to interconnect consciously, we will achieve a previously unimagined control of our planetary destiny. This how the new PPOE Global Campaign can positively impact humanity and our planet.”Dr. Roger Nelson, The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) originally founded out of Princeton University.
All Are One, Lovingly Connected
World Peace Begins With Inner Peace
“The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.” -Hazrat Inayat Khan
SUMMER OF 2008
PEACE HAS BEGUN bus campaign
Summer of 2008 – PPOE launched the Peace Has Begun campaign designed to reposition the word “Peace” from a noun into a tactical verb the transforms the meaning of peace into actionable activities that address key social issues that impact children, teens, adults, families, schools, cities, communities, and states. Two broadcast journalists traveled on the bus interviewing people on the streets, civic leaders, national best selling authors, university leaders and famed celebrities to discover their personal pathway to peace and how they apply this daily to make the world a better place and place of peace.
I STAND FOR PEACE, Peace Has Begun campaign
“PEACE” as a “VERB”, Peace Has Begun campaign
ORIGINAL (1994) PPOE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
We are already in planning for our next 2014 December concert and organizing various empowerment projects for children.
Your financial support will enable Project Peace On Earth (PPOE) to fulfill our mission of inspiring a world that more lovingly works for all. Our primary mission is promoting the message of love and peace through a series of global broadcast concerts of spiritually inspirational music, promoting programs that empower young people to fulfill their dreams and that of delivering humanitarian/medical services to those in need.
Your donations are very important in helping Project-Peace on Earth (PPOE) to create and produce a worldwide musical prayer for peace.
Over the coming weeks we will be creating a donor legacy wall to commemorate your generous donation, whatever it might be. We also welcome you to play and/or download music from our music gift page as our way of saying thanks you for your interest, support and/or donation. No donation is required to download or enjoy the listening to the music we have posted. We are deeply grateful to each an every PPOE Musical Ambassador for gifting us with their music to share with you.
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Promoting Peace on Earth
Imagine a space in your busy life where the only intention is to celebrate and experience Peace. Imagine this peace as more than the absence of war, and more that the absence of noise, worry and even fear. Of course this feeling of peace is available to us all the time, however, most of us find this hard to remember much less choose to experience this simple reality. So now, imagine creating this space, a personal alter of peace for yourself, on a specific day for 6 hours. Now imagine yourself and everyone you know all on the same day at the same time, at the same alter…Your neighbors, your family and friends, all the people you have ever met and new friends with whom you will soon connect… all having the hippest, most mind-blowingly cool, heart-opening, inspiring, authentic, collaboratively created peace experience ever had. This annual celebration of Peace is called “Project Peace on Earth”.
Ricky Kej Internationally acclaimed Composer of Kamasutra Lounge 1&2 (USA), Fiery Drums (Virgin EMI), Mesmerizing Flute (Virgin EMI) and Featured in over 100 compilations across the globe. He has scored and composed for 5 Indian feature movies and over 3000 advertising jingles for Nike, Levi’s, IBM, Fosters, Toyota, Air India, Arrow, etc.
Ricky won a ‘One Show’ award for Advertising Excellence and a finalist for the Cannes Advertising Award for his Nike Jingle. Hailed as a ‘World Famous Star in Fusion Music’ by Virgin-EMI and as a ‘National Youth Icon’ in India by the Rotary Club. Composed the score for 2011 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony. This was the highest rated sporting opening ceremony event in world. Ricky also owns and controls a music library for sync- www.bestsyncmusic.com. Over 200 musical clips from this library have been placed with commercials and brands.
A SPIRITUAL HipHop song: My Religion (Sweet Love)
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “My Religion (Sweet Love” from the album Prism lyrics by Atoaji Radellant. Melody by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Atoaji Radellant
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This song is inspired by the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness known as Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono)
“Hoʻoponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as “mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.” Literally, hoʻo is a particle used to make an actualizing verb from the following noun, as would “to” before a noun in English. Here, it creates a verb from the noun pono, which is defined as
“goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.”
Ponopono is defined as “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.”
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David Arkenstone -Embrace Everything
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Memory of the Sky
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Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of spirit. – Beethoven