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November 9 has known both the force of cruelty and the power of liberation.

On November 9, 1938, known as the Crystal Night/Reichspogromnacht, synagogues were burned and more than 30,000 people were forced into concentration camps.

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On November 9, 1989, The Wall fell in Berlin.

Growing numbers of global activists will commemorate this November 9 where they are and use it as a day of opportunity to do something to help bring down all walls of cruelty and separation between humans and our Mother Earth.

This November 9, is Global GRACE Day, envisoned first by Sabine Lichtenfels, who in 2005, held a meditation in Israel/Palestine in front of the separation wall.

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In 2006 she gathered a group in Berlin, Germany in front of the Holocaust Memorial.

In 2007 she returned to Israel Palestine, and a night vigil took place in Bethlehem with over 120 international peace workers and over 70 global groups participated where they stood in solidarity with Grace.

 What is GRACE?

The following is excerpted from GRACE: Pilgrimage for a Future without War,
by Sabine Lichtenfels

The pilgrimage is to lead us to Israel/Palestine, to the so-called Holy Land, a region which has been dominated by war, conflict, struggle and division for a long time.

If this pilgrimage is to be a success in terms of inner and outer peace work, a spiritual source will be needed. This will make us, as pilgrims, act in both a correct and healing way despite any difficult situations. In search of a name for the pilgrimage we came across the term GRACE. Grace has many connotations, and in English means more than the word “Gnade” does in German.

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GRACE is mercy, favour, charm, sweetness, readiness, charity, consideration, congeniality, and also stands for the act of Grace itself.

GRACE reminds me of walking in the service of the higher mission, in the service of life and its inherent justice.

Those who are walking in the name of GRACE do not come to accuse. They do not come to impart a new ideology on a country or on a land and its people. They come in the service of openness, of perception and of support.

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of Staff Member of, A Feature Correspondent for Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
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