Make Hummus Not Walls

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

New Movie: 28 minutes

Released in 2016: 43 minutes

Make Hummus Not Walls is a 25 minute emotional, but factually driven documentary of personal stories in the midst of conflict.

Our sequel movie (following “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” ) tells the story of a contentious week in Jerusalem and the broader Palestinian-Israeli conflict in May, 2018 when on location for about 12 weeks. Our activities included lots of conversations with people on the street, over coffee in 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 from frequent protests nearby. We even had a few close encounters with rubber bullets, 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.

Peacemaker Andrew Larsen and Emmy award-winning producer John Yeager finished Blessed Are The Peacemakers” in 2016, a documentary tracing Larsen’s journey to the Holy Land (including Israel & the West Bank) to tell the story of people in this mysterious and often misunderstood part of the world.

Andrew has been to the region many times and lived as a human rights advocate in the city of Hebron for 3 months in 2011. What Andrew has learned serves as a lesson to us all; if you have enough love in your heart and you can visualize peace–it just might happen. John and Andy bring extensive experience in visual storytelling and peacemaking. John has won 17 Emmys for his work in broadcast television and news, while Andy’s photography has landed in many publications including the National Geographic.We believe there is hope for peace when people find their better selves, and their stories are told. Contact Andy Larsen at andrew.larsen@eccmail.com for more information or to request a screening!

From Peacetalkers to Peacemakers
A Study Guide for Going Deeper

Tips on leading a group and difficult questions.

Here are some important terms often used in conversation about Israel/Palestine and the modern conflict.

Here is a timeline of events in Palestine.

Religion is important in the Holy Land and has historical significance for Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Though the conflict is not primarily driven by religion it plays an important part. Here’s a brief resume of why and how religion, in some important ways, plays into the broader conflict in both positive and sometimes negative ways.

Here is a list of important organizations working for a fair and just peace in Palestine/Israel.

Many people travel to the Holy Land. Here are some ideas to consider and groups to see.

Here are our most frequently asked questions and some popular myths we hear when speaking with people.

Click here for helpful infographics and maps of the conflict: http://worldlyholiness.com/important-maps-infographics-tell-the-story-in-israel-palestine/Tab Content

Introduction: What to Expect

Leader's Guide to Group Study--Coming Soon

  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Structure of a group time
  • What to expect

Chapter 1: Changing Our Paradigm From
Peacetalkers to Peacemakers

Resources for Going Deeper

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  • Discussion Questions
  • Why are multi-narrative tours important?
  • Come and See and meet the peacemakers

Chapter 2: Why is There a Conflict? A Palestinian
Shares Her Story

Resources for Going Deeper

  • Discussion Questions
  • Organizations and websites to help understand
  • History of the modern conflict
  • Glossary of terms

Chapter 3: Daily Life & Obstacles to Peace in Hebron

Resources for Going Deeper. Click links.

  • Checkpoints for Palestinians.
  • Aspire to Peace Click this link for a pdf on Peace Quotes.
  • Map and story of Hebron 
  • Andy’s picture journal of his trips to the Holy Land
  • What are Israeli settlements?
  • Heroes or Villians: What happened in 1994 at the Ibrahimi mosque?
  • Discussion Questions

Chapter 4: The Day I Became a Real Peacemaker

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  • Doing a moral/ethical audit
  • How does faith or religion impact my decisions
  • Discussion Questions

Chapter 5: Digging Deeper. Frequently Asked Questions
& Popular Myths

Resources for Going Deeper

Chapter 6: Now What, So What

Resources for Going Deeper. Click links FMI

  • Andy’s Christmas wishlist after his time in Hebron in 2011 is still relevant.
  • Child Sponsorship thru World Vision supports work on the ground to empower vulnerable communities.
  • Joe shows us how to make a difference with letter writing in his Advocacy Packet.
  • Churches for Middle East Peace Advocacy work
  • Volunteering at Bethlehem Bible College
  • Organizations to support.
  • For further study.