“I can think of no better way to foster a more peaceful world than creating opportunities for people to meet each other, work together and interact on a human level.” ~ Dr. William Ury, Boulderite and co-author of Getting to Yes.
Dear Mayor Jones and Boulder City Council Members,
I am writing to convey my strong support for the Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project. I very much hope that you will vote in favor of Nablus becoming a sister city to Boulder.
Over the past three decades of working for a just peace in the Middle East, I can think of few better ways to foster a more peaceful world than creating opportunities for people to meet each other, work together and interact on a human level. There is nothing more useful and necessary than breaking down the psychological barriers that separate us.
I have had the pleasure several times of visiting Nablus, one of the most ancient cities in the world with a university and a rich cultural heritage, and believe it would be an appropriate partner for Boulder.
I applaud the work that the Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project has done to foster these friendships that can open hearts and minds. These times call for courage in reaching out across differences of all kinds.
Many thanks for your consideration!