The Peace Caravan's Presentation at the United Nations CSW 60
Peace Caravan Project’s Founder/Director Marla Mossman presents a multimedia show from her solo journeys and a screening of KAWOMERA: Plant,
Pray, Partner for Peace, her award winning short documentary film. Guest Speaker, Bob Baskin, President, The Peace Alliance, Washington, DC speech on
the organization's efforts in nonviolent communication, conflict resolving education and pushing legislation and policies to make meaningful changes in society.
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About The Peace Caravan Project
INTRODUCTION TO THE PEACE CARAVAN PROJECT from Marla Mossman.
Peace Caravan Film Productions
PEACE CARAVAN PROJECT: Xinjiang Province, China
This documentary follows Marla Mossman as she continues her solo journey along the ancient Silk Road in China's remote Xinjiang Province in East Turkestan. She travels from Turphan, one of the earth's lowest places, to Tashkargan in the Pamirs, some of earth's highest mountain ranges.
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Video Trailer: Peace Caravan: Journey Along the Silk Road in Xinjiang Province, China
Temple Baal Shamin Palmyra, Syria
On November 27, 2008 - I woke up early to walk alone amongst the ancient ruins of Palmyra. My mind's eye filled with a vision of Queen Zenobia as I approached the Temple of Baal Shamin whose columns blazed red with the rising sun.
Seven years later on August 19, 2015 Khaled al-Asaad, the 81-year-old antiquities scholar was beheaded by Islamic State militants. He had named his daughter after Zenobia, the queen that ruled from the city 1,700 years ago. Al Assad had sacrificed his life so as not to reveal the location of hidden treasures of Palmyra.
But that did not stop ISIS militants from bombing the Temple of Baal Shamin. On August 23 the world learned the news that large explosives were placed inside the temple destroying the interior structure collapsing the surrounding columns......
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THE WORLD MUST UNITE TO STOP ALL KILLING AND DESTRUCTION!
The Silk Road originated as a series of intersecting caravan trails in southwest China that traversed Central Asia, crossed the lowlands of Mesopotamia onward to Jerusalem and the Mediterranean, and ultimately arrived in Rome. Along these ancient paths, merchants laden with silk from China, spices from India and furs from the steppes of Kazakhstan, exchanged goods and materials.
The Silk Road’s significance to religion is eloquently stated by author Richard C. Foltz, “The Silk Road is more than just a conduit along which religions hitched rides . . . . It constituted a formative and transformative rite of passage. No religion emerges unchanged at the end of that arduous journey” (Religions of the Silk Road, St. Martin’s Griffin, NY 1999, page13).
Hebrew scholar Samuel Kurinsky in his essays on the “Jewish Traders of the Diaspora” writes of the discovery of rare Judaic glass beads found in several locations amongst the ruins of ancient synagogues suggesting the Silk Road was integral to the Diaspora of the first Jews to Central Asia in the Fifth Century BCE.
Today precarious political situations exist in many of the Silk Road nations— Afghanistan, the Middle East, Pakistan and India are all involved in local wars that are on the brink of escalation.
The Peace Caravan Project is funded by voluntary contributions. Donations are accepted in any amount by on-line crdit card or by check.
Your financial contribution will underwrite the creation and completion of the photography for exhibit, the development and production of the interactive website and the Educational CD for elementary school children. All gifts make
a difference, any amount donated with be appreciated.
The New York Foundation for the Arts is the Fiscal Sponsor of the Peace Caravan Project. All donations are tax deductable to the full extent of the law.
Peace Caravan Fine Art Prints
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All images are photographed by Marla Mossman and printed on the highest quality rag papers
© Marla Mossman 2016