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Taybeh's Peace Lamp Initiative

First of all, we would like to thank you warmly for your interest regarding this initiative. Every time we receive questions and information requests about it, it is a new encouragement for us to continue this project. Thanks to all of you, the "Peace Lamp" initiative now gives hope to Taybeh people and to the Christians in the Holy Land.

You will find all the useful information about the "Peace Lamps" just below.


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Launched in Taybeh in 2004, this initiative all started from the following analysis:

In the terrible conflict that harms the Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians have tried all possible means of action to put an end to it, using both violence and non-violence, but with little success.

As our last resort, we address a prayer for Peace in the Holy Land to our Lord with a simple and symbolic idea: unite over 100 000 churches, through our lamps, in a common prayer for peace in the Holy Land.

Thus, the lamp, together with the oil and the light, becomes a message of peace from our side and a sign of solidarity towards the Holy Land from the churches all around the world:

- Whilst uniting all Christians and people of faith around the world in a prayer for peace in the Holy Land, this initiative is also a major information tool on the living conditions the Christian communities face in the Holy Land, due to the conflict.

- This initiative also helps the Christian communities in the Holy Land to fight unemployment. These lamps are produced in Taybeh's new ceramic workshop, and provide jobs to 20 young men and women who now earn a decent salary and can live with their families in dignity on the land they cherish.

- Finally, this initiative provides a needed marketing opportunity for the olive oil produced in the Holy Land

The "Lamps for Peace in the Holy Land" initiative was officially launched on November 16th 2004, in a ceremony during which it received the blessing of the Cardinal of Florence, H.E Ennio Antonelli as well as the one of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, H.B. Michel Sabbah.

Our hope can be summed up like this: With 100 000 churches united in a prayer for Peace in the Holy Land, the Lord will hear his congregation. He won't have the choice!!

P. Raed Abusahlia
Parish priest of Taybeh

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To this date, we produce 3 different models:

-2 big size models: the Traditional Lamp and the Dove.

These two models started the "Peace Lamp" initiative and are specially designed to decorate churches. Our ambition is to spread them out in over a 100 000 parishes around the world, in order to unite Christians from everywhere in a prayer for Peace in the Holy Land.

  THE DOVE - Dimensions:24x12x14 cm THE TRADITIONAL LAMP - Dimensions:27x13x12 cm

These 2 models are sold in a kit including:
-1 Lamp (or dove)
-1 litre olive oil from the Holy Land
-1 glass
-1 box of wicks (for a whole year of use)
-Our prayer for Peace

PRICE of the kit = 20 EUR (+expedition)

-1 small model: The small Dove

This small lamp aims at deepening the "Peace Lamp" initiative. Its small size and its moderate price, enable this new model to be a nice, innovative and imaginative alternative to candles when comes the time of prayer. Thus, we hope our prayer for peace in the Holy Land will also be a reality in families and homes.

THE SMALL DOVE - Dimensions:15x6x8 cm

Model sold in a kit including:
-1 dove
-1/2 litre olive oil from the Holy Land
-1 glass
-1 box of wicks (for a whole year of use)
-Our prayer for Peace

PRICE of the kit = 10 EUR (+expedition)

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-To Europe: We send out the orders from Taybeh using the EMS international postal service. This system delivers the parcels directly at the buyer's home, within 5 days, and gives the possibility to locate the parcels at any time thanks to GPS.

Be aware though that our average delivery time is of around 3 weeks from the moment you place your order.

-To America: Orders are sent by our official partner from North Carolina.
For more information about shipment:

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-To Europe:
The price depends on the number of lamps ordered.

In order to minimize the expedition costs as much as possible, we group the lamps in 20 kg parcels. (See table bellow)


20kg-parcel capacity



Total unit-price


Traditional Lamps and Doves


20.00 EUR


20.00 EUR

200.00 EUR

Small Doves


10.00 EUR


10.00 EUR

240.00 EUR

We therefore encourage you to group your orders with others: friends, fellow-parishioners, members of your family, etc.

- Prices valid for Europe only.
- Prices do not include taxes applicable at customs.

-To America:
Please contact our official partner in the USA:

Raymond and Lisa CALDWELL
157 Deer Glade Lane
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-5961
(828) 734-8110

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To order "Peace Lamps" you can either order online from this website (see here)
or follow the process described below:

1- Fill in the order-form (available here ), with the number of lamps and/or doves and/or small doves you desire.

2- Once filled in, fax us the form to the following number : 00972 2 289 81 60

3- As soon as we receive your order, you will be informed it has been taken into account and we will confirm its price.

4- After delivery of the parcel at your home, pay the order:

- by money transfer to the following account in France:
NAME: Le Rameau d'Olivier (Olive Branch Foundation)
IBAN : FR76 1548 9047 6500 0611 5640 149
BIC (Bank identifier code) : CMCIFR2A
- online secure payment:
From the Taybeh.info homepage. Online secure payment with Paypal.

The French association Le Rameau d'Olivier (Olive Branch Foundation) collects the money due to the Olive Branch Foundation in Taybeh in order to reduce the money transfer costs for all Peace Lamp customers, especially those living in the European Union.

*Process described valid for Europe only. For orders from America, see with our partner in the USA.

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Raymond and Lisa CALDWELL
157 Deer Glade Lane
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-5961
(828) 734-8110


Marie and Vincent Kervyn
Rue du Piroy, 2
1367 Autre-Eglise
Tél: 081/87.84.20

If you wish to be added to this list, contact-us.

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As you light this lamp, join together with people around the world in praying for peace in the Holy Land.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)
Lord, help us to be peacemakers in the Holy Land.

"Now the Lord of Peace Himself give you peace always by all means," (II Thessalonians 3:16)
Lord, give the Holy Land peace by Your means.

"For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. (Ephesians 2:14)
Lord, be our peace and break down the walls of partition dividing the Holy Land.

"I am the light of the world." (John 8:12)
Lord, help us to be lights to the Holy Land.

"They will hammer their swords into ploughshares and the spears into sickles. Nation will not lift sword against nation, no longer will they learn how to make war." (Isaiah 2:4)
Lord, fulfill this promise now in the Holy Land.

"But Esau ran to meet him (Jacob), took him in his arms, threw himself on his neck and wept as he kissed him." (Genesis 33:4)
Lord, help the people of the Holy Land follow the example of Jacob and Esau and reconcile themselves to each other.

"Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105)
Lord, as we light this lamp, let your Spirit enter into the hearts of those in the Holy Land and be a lamp unto their feet and a light to their path.

"Peace I leave you with, My Peace I give to you: …" (John 14:27)
Lord, we thank you for your peace and we accept it in the Holy Land.


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