BEARING WITNESS PROGRAMS




1996-PRESENT, AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

This groundbreaking annual event has continually brought together hundreds of participants across faiths and nations, to bear witness at the camp that has become a symbol of humanity’s shadow.






2015-PRESENT, NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMS

Since 2015, Zen Peacemakers has conducted annual programs in collaboration with the Lakota community in South Dakota. These programs evolve every year according to the needs of our hosts and our participants, from periods of hands-on service, impromptu plunges, and a major bearing witness retreat.






2014 RWANDA ZEN PEACEMAKERS BEARING WITNESS RETREAT

For the 20th Anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Zen Peacemakers conducted a weeklong event in Kigali. In its aftermath, several initiatives were set in place and carried on by Zen Peacemakers members and allies.






ONGOING BEARING WITNESS PROGRAMS BY ZPI MEMBERS & AFFILIATES

Many who have been motivated by the practice of Bearing Witness retreats and of the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers, have organized and performed self-led programs around the world. Covering themes from refugees, minorities, local civil wars and more, they widen this unique planetary net of awareness.





Rwanda 2014
Music by Morley
Photos by Peter Cunningham & Aleksandra Kwiatkowska
Edited by Aleksandra Kwiatkowska


Black Hills 2015
Music by Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Photos by Peter Cunningham
Edited by Aleksandra Kwiatkowska


Auschwitz 1996-2015
Music by Avia Gurman and Shir Yaakov
Photos by Peter Cunningham
Edited by Reeb Venners


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