Dear friends, supporters & colleagues,
As we come to the end of 2014, it’s fair to say that we would have wished to see a much more peaceful and equitable year than the one we have just witnessed.
But as long as more and more people actively engage with a variety of (inter-connected) issues – realizing that if we are to make our society better, we need to come together – there is hope for change. Inequality has been successfully challenged in the past and can be again; the war machine can (and must) be resisted; our shared environment must be protected.
So (if you’re not doing it already!) why not support campaigns challenging TTIP; or one of the anti-fracking groups; find out about the incredible Veterans for Peace UK and the BACK NHS CAMPAIGN.
Change takes time. This – in part – is the message of Open Bethlehem and its campaign. It is also at the heart of We Are Many and the story of the anti-Iraq war global peace movement. But change for the social good does, eventually, come.
It always seems impossible until it is done.
Next year, we look forward to sharing more of our campaign work with you (developed under theTipping Point North South banner). This includes an exciting event linked to the fracking issue and Josh Fox’s powerful and disturbing Gasland 2; our follow up event to Bethlehem Unwrapped, linked to the 10th anniversary of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign; and our new campaign on the pink-washing of breast cancer.
All this, as well as ongoing plans for more screenings of Open Bethlehem (trailer) and the UK release ofWe Are Many (trailer).
Finally, as we come to the end of another year, we want to extend a very big thank you to all our film and campaign funders – grant-makers and individual donors alike. We could not do what we do without your commitment. Thank you.
Wishing you all peaceful holiday and happy New Year.
Deborah, Kevin, Justin, Ho-Chih & all at Tipping Point.