When the Golden Gate is opened the Messianic era will be inaugurated
and this will be a time of justice and peace for the region
and for the whole world

The proposal is simple – at present, the Eastern Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem is permanently closed – bricked up in fact. According to ancient legend this gate will only be reopened when the true Messiah comes to Jerusalem, and will usher in a time of peace and justice for all mankind. There will be celebrations and reconciliation and a time of universal happiness. The problem of course it that the three main monotheistic religions of the middle east, Judaism, Islam and Christianity all more or less disagree about the exact timing and implications of this messianic event. Judaism has teachings locked inside its mystical traditions that pertain to this event but the exact details of when and where remain unknown and perhaps unknowable. Some more secular Jews also disagree that the whole idea of a Messiah is any longer viable or useful. Christians believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah and that he entered Jerusalem through this gate on several occasions. They believe that Christ will indeed return to “judge the living and the dead” and usher in the era of the messianic kingdom. Muslims also believe that Jesus was indeed the Messiah, and agree that he will return to earth, and come once more to Jerusalem, and enter through this gate, but this time he will be accompanied by Muhammad, and they will both return through this gate to “judge the living and the dead.”

Many different groups of Christians, Jews and Muslims all interpret these events differently, and also disagree about when and how exactly they will take place. There is common consensus about only two things: 1) The Golden Gate will be opened when the Messianic era will be inaugurated 2) This will be a time of justice and peace for the region and for the whole world.The Golden Gate project can be summed up very simply: it is time for us as humanity as a whole to open this gate together, to clear away this blocked energy and to make a stand for holistic peace together, on behalf of all mankind, and for a group of representative religious and spiritual leaders from all mankind: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Sufi, Buddhist, Hindu, Bahai, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Pagan and Primal religions, American Indian, Hopi, Mayan, Shamans, Yoga practitioners, Shinto, Druid, Jain, Humanist, Scientific, New Age etc. to enter this gate symbolically on behalf of all mankind, and in so doing to give a pledge that we are ready to take a new step forward as planetary leaders and to work for lasting peace together until it is finally achieved.
      This proposal has originated out of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Middle East, an international NGO project, set up and administered by the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy. This is an academic body based in the UK, which specializes in both peace studies and comparative global philosophy. It has long pioneered work in interfaith peace building. Its website is www.educationaid.net/ IIPSGP is launching this project as a public proposal in April 2011, following a visit to the region by IIPSGP Director, and calling for associates and partners, groups and individuals, from NGO’s and spiritual and religious bodies throughout the Middle East and worldwide who support this project, to come forward and get involved.

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