Two years ago, when Christine Ahn proposed that a delegation of international women peacemakers walk across the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Korea in support of Korean women and men working for reconciliation and reunification for Korean families, I couldn’t resist the invitation. This is an important first step in establishing a peace process which includes women and civil community.
"In many countries around the world, women are walking and calling for an end to war and for a de-militarized world. Since the DMZ is the most highly militarized border in the world, women peacemakers believe it is only right, as part of their lifelong work for disarmament and demilitarization in their own countries, to walk in Korea, in solidarity with their Korean sisters. The women of Korea want an end to the 70 year old conflict. They want to reunify millions of Korean families."
Bravo! And thank your for your courageous effort. The anti-war (often women-based) WE speaks for me and millions. WE are fed up with the war paradigm and all the soldiering that's become far too pervasive.
The Course in Miracles explains that anywhere forgiveness and the at-one-ment replace what formerly had been conflict and division, the ground is made Holy. With all the wars going on, acts of peace and bridging gaps could not be more important.
Keep up the good work Mairead, Medea, Ann and the rest. Looking forward to being arrested with you again soon Ann....