Friday, January 01, 2010

From peace advocates in Afghanistan

A message for the end of 2009, from the peace advocates in Afghanistan:

Dear friends of freedom,

At about 1pm Afghanistan time (10.30 am Gaza time - when the planned Gaza Freedom March was supposed to begin) on the 31st of December 2009, the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers had a tele-conference with these friends (the conversation with Baseem and Yaniv was short but priceless).

Palestine: Baseem

Israel: Yaniv

Iraq: Skala

USA: Douglas, Jody, Cindy Corrie, Josh Steiber, Margo, Andrea Le Blanc, Al

In the telephone conversation, we encountered the human souls in each other through our voices and we encouraged each other towards peace and those beautiful and important things in the hearts of all humanity. Thanks to all!

Eleven Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers then flew kites at Bamiyan Peace Park, to let our Palestinian friends in Gaza and peacemakers of Gaza Freedom March now standing in Cairo Egypt know that Love is how the kites in Gaza, Afghanistan and the world will fly! (Photo above.)

The freedom which we youth, the future of the world, urgently desire is a freedom from those built-up grievances heaped upon us or within ourselves, grievances that separate us constantly, a freedom from hate and un-kindness. Love is how the kites in Gaza, Afghanistan and the world will fly. Love is how we’ll ask for peace. We will follow up with a video in the New Year.

Please go to our website for 2 initial pictures!

Happy 2010 to all!

Hakim in Afghanistan

On behalf of the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers


Here is a recent video they put out:

Befriending a potential Afghan insurgent

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