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.
In 2006 she gathered a group in Berlin, Germany in front of the Holocaust Memorial.
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.
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.
GRACE pledges not to worsen a war but rather to end it wherever it happens to be. In the name of GRACE I am always on the lookout for a nonviolent solution, a solution which creates justice and healing amongst all concerned. Often clear judgement is necessary to do this, but never condemnation.
GRACE says that I am willing to end the war and to understand the means by which it can be ended, and I place myself in the service of a solution.