Stepping out of the system of violence, creating models for peace
“Step out of the system of violence, create models for peace” is our common motto. This is valid for all of South America and could become a source of strength for a non-violent revolution.But exactly this community, which becomes ever more known internationally and has received many peace prices, is called a terrorist group within Colombia itself, and is depicted as a threat to peace. The community needs protection by international companions and by being known within the own country.For this reason we organise this Grace Pilgrimage: It will take place from 1 to 9 November. It is intended to be a planetary pilgrimage, where people from all over the earth who are threatened in a similar way, can join in. International peace iniatives will accompany and protect them. Sabine Lichtenfels and Padre Javier Giraldo will lead the pilgrimage.
Sabine Lichtenfels: „Our humanitarian goal is the unison of spiritual and political consciousness. We do not fight against a system, instead we draw attention to alternatives by artistic and spiritual means. We do not take part in the globalization of violence and we refuse the abuse of energy resources of Mother Earth. We work all over the world to build models for a self-sufficient life, where the human basic values become reality: Love, truth and trust, mutual support, co-operation with nature, and a new way of energy production. It is the same longing for life which is calling in all of us. We work to establish the Global Campus, where we can study and realise the building of such models together.”
Such a model is currently being developped in the middle of the Colombian rain forest: the village Mulatos, which belongs to the peace community San José de Apartadó. This place is to become a planetary center for Peace training.
We invite all engaged and courageous people: Help to make such models become known internationally and receive the protection they need. And through a financial contribution you can help to enable people from crisis zones, such as Tibet, Palestine and India, to take part in the pilgrimage 2010 in Bogotá. Give your support, in order that they are not exposed to false murder threats and slander. Together, let us turn „the miracle of Mulatos “ into a model for a new hope in South America, so that other communities can also receive the means and the knowledge, needed to step out of the cycle of murders and violence.