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I had the honor of meeting Alter Weiner when he came to Vancouver to speak. He is an international treasure, his book "From a Name to a Number" a must read. There are no words to express the tremendous courage it takes to tell these stories of horror, over and over so that we do not forget.
I had the opportunity to live in Sweden amongst refugees from many different war-torn countries---Iran, Chile, El Salvador, Beirut, Eritrea, to name a few. These friends were traumatized by torture, missing loved ones, every kind of violence. My years spent with them, working for Amnesty International, and seeing atrocities repeated decade after decade led me to create Peace Planet Project to connect and support the many diverse and vital peace building efforts going on all around the world today.
May the courage of Marie Abijuru, and Alter Weiner be a catalyst for us all to engage in co-creating the world we want, seeing every potential conflict as an opportunity to practice peace.
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