Our Purpose is to enhance communication and create mutual
understanding among all peoples in the Middle East so that they can resolve
the current Palestinian/Israeli conflict and attain peace.
Association for Peace and Understanding (APUME) is not a political group and
it does not have a political agenda.
APUME is not a religious group and does not have a religious agenda. However,
religion is important to the spiritual life of mankind, and APUME encourages
the exercise of religious tolerance and the respect of the religious beliefs
APUME is dedicated to the development of mutual understanding among the
peoples of the Middle East through the use of the booklet, The Way to
Happiness®. The Way to Happiness booklet
is a non-religious guide to better living
written by American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard. As the principles
outlined in the booklet can be agreed to by all parties in the
Palestinian/Israeli conflict, these principles can form the basis of
communication and mutual understanding and ultimately, peaceful resolution of
APUME applauds and gladly works with any individual or group that forwards
peace in the Middle East.