AEI’s long term vision is that Palestinians, through their sumud [steadfastness], will actively and publicly participate in a free, peaceful and democratic Palestine that restores the basic rights of Palestinians including those of refugees. The rule of law and civic rights will be fully respected, including women and youth rights, the rights of religious communities, cultural rights and environmental rights.
AEI has different sources of inspiration. They include the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ and its important concepts of ‘common home’ and “ecological conversion” which dates from 2015; the declaration “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” signed in 2019 in Abu Dhabi by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmad al-Tayyeb, as well as the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative initiated by Pax Christi in 2019.
- Activating youth and developing youth leadership skills
- Raising awareness about values, culture and identity
- Training in effectively communicating Palestinian reality
- Developing the capacity, sustainability and outreach of the organization