Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Sherri Maurin leaving this morning for Kabul by way of Chicago, Netherlands and Istanbul
Many of you have heard me talk warmly about the Afghan Peace Volunteers (youthpeacevolunteers.org) who I have been in conversation with for almost four years, during the monthly Global Days of Listening (globaldaysoflistening.org). They are a grassroots group of ordinary, multi-ethnic Afghan youth seeking a life of Nonviolence, who seek non-military solutions for Afghanistan, and are committed to live lives that includes:
- Nonviolence towards the earth and environment
- Nonviolent economy
- Nonviolent conflict resolution, abolishing weapons and war
- Nonviolent education
- Nonviolent self, community and humanity
They have established two houses in Kabul, one for young men, and another for young women. I am joining Kathy Kelly in Kabul and living in the women’s house, sharing their efforts to build a community based on the principles of Gandhi. They work with street kids, have established several cooperative projects, go to school, and work in other areas that I will be reporting on throughout August.
In September I will continue on to So. Korea to visit several sites I have been interested in for quite some time. Look for more information on that towards the end of August.
Meanwhile, I hope you will hold us, as the Quakers say, “in the light,” and share the news of the Afghan Peace Volunteers with your extended communities. Some of you may want to join in on the Global Days of Listening call with us on Thursday, August 21st. Please see the link above to register or listen to the livestream. I will be on Skype that day.
در صلح عمیق، و با شادی بزرگ
In deep peace, with great joy