"The blessing of the morning- two hours with Shaul and Ali Abu Awad and Jerusalem leaders at Ali's emerging center for non-violence. Ali visited us at Mishkan Shalom in Philly last October for a visionary and inspiring evening. Their organization Roots is growing and attracting more interest of pro-solution in the path of non-violent human commitment and activism. They hope to return to the USA again this winter/spring. It is through their vision and the passion and support of others that I feel a real movement for change that ends the cycle of violence and actually organizes and transforms people's lives on the ground will grow. Bless you brothers for the commitment you have made with your lives!"
~ Shawn Zevit, group member, Facebook post