THE ZEN PEACEMAKERS JOURNAL


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Aug 2019
Reverence When the Shine Goes Dark: Caretaking of the Stolpersteine Holocaust Victims Street Monuments

WÜRZBURG, GERMANY. (Translated from the German by the author.) They exist in many German cities.  Sometimes they shine golden, other times they have turned dark. Some people notice them, others do not. However, most pass them at some point.  You can’t trip over them, but you can pause in front. I’m speaking about the Stolpersteine by the artist Gunter Demnig. Stolpersteine (translated from the German language as stumbling stones) are cubes bearing a brass plate in the size of a cobblestone, which has been set into the floor of the sidewalks. The......

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The Aim of Meditation, to Listen Everywhere: Palestinian and Israeli Peacebuilders Reflect on the Wisdom of Holocaust writer Etty Hillesum, Captured in Cards.
June 18, 2019

The Aim of Meditation, to Listen Everywhere: Palestinian and Israeli Peacebuilders Reflect on the Wisdom of Holocaust writer Etty Hillesum, Captured in Cards.

An interview with Palestinian Dina Awwad-Srour and Israeli Emma Sham-ba Ayalon, two friends inspired by Etty Hillesum, an author and victim of the Jewish Holocaust. After Dina attended the Zen Peacemakers Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness...