Episcopal News Service Tuesday, September 12, 2006
From Sudan to Chile, women bring message of peace and reconciliation
Phoebe Griswold moderates forum at Manhattan church September 11
By Alex Dyer
[ENS] Bereaved women turned activists from five conflict areas around the world joined a 9/11 victim's family member at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Manhattan September 11 to discuss how they are working to avert violence and promote peace in their various contexts.
"Sudan to Chile: Women Waging Peace" was arranged by Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11, 2001, to advocate nonviolent actions in pursuit of justice.
Moderated by Phoebe Griswold, founding member Anglican Women's Empowerment (AWE) and wife Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, the forum included six women who shared their stories and insights on working for reconciliation and peace: Marcia Scantlebury from Chile; Asma Guenifi from Algeria; Jo Berry from England; Afifa Azim from Afghanistan; Julia Duany from Sudan; and Terry Rockefeller from Boston.
Despite representing a diversity of religions and cultures and bringing varying perspectives, all women shared a unified message of peace, hope, reconciliation, and nonviolence.
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