United for Global Change
Tamera sends greetings to all those who walk today on the streets to manifest a global system change.
Today the movement goes global: What started in Tunesia and Egypt, then moved on to Madrid, Chile, Tel Aviv and New York, has become a global uprising. Hundred thousands of people of all generations state loud and clear that they no longer want to be part of the system. Maybe a concrete utopia for a new society has never been as necessary as today.
For 30 years, Tamera has been working on the questions: What will come after the breakdown of the large systems? What vision is stronger then the systems of domination and violence? Let us come together and work together to make this revolution a success. We 99% will be successful when we find a common perspective.
We are planting the future: 1000 trees for the South Valley!
The "Big South Lake" of Tamera: the construction time has finished, now the tree planting season starts.
On September 30th 2011 the main work of the construction of the "Big South Lake", inspired by Permaculture expert Sepp Holzer, was finished. Those who now walk onto the earthen dam and let their view travel around the South Valley see – with a little bit of imagination – paradise approaching: banks and gardens, edible landscapes and fruit trees. A paradise that needs mainly seeds and trees from us for its completion. We are looking for donors for the trees.
26th of September
We greet the soul of Wangari Mathaai. Professor Wangari Mathaai from Kenya, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, admired and persecuted for her clear words to the establishment and her commitment in planting trees as a direct mean and a symbol for social justice, conservation of nature and biodiversity, a fighter for regional independence of farmers in a world of globalisation, a fighter for women´s rights in a male dominated society, died yesterday evening. We will always remember her as a courageous and committed woman, who knew how to fight peacefully, but also how to love and to laugh from a big and open woman´s heart. May many people - in particular women - take on her legacy and make her vision of a free Africa come true.
The community of Tamera is in deep grief.
On Friday, July 9th, one of the students of Tamera, Mr. Teet Kiipus from Estonia drowned while bathing in the big lake of Tamera. The exact circumstances of the accident are unknown. However he could not swim and on this day he nevertheless dared to go into the lake. As soon as his companions noticed his disappearance they began to search for him with the help of many members of the community.
The diving team from the fire brigades of the region - Odemira and Aljustrel - where called to the scene in the shortest possible time and they managed to find his body after some hours of search.
Our prayers accompany him at this moment. We pray especially for his family and friends. May his soul be enlightened!
The community of Tamera.
Global Campus Colombia 2010
Within the Global Campus education program a youth meeting will take place in February 2010 in the peace village San José de Apartadó, Colombia.
The idea for the youth meeting was born after the Pilgrimage in Colombia in 2008 led by Sabine Lichtenfels and Padre Javier Giraldo, Colombia, and is intended as training in aspects of community building relevant to young people.
Creating models of living peace are at the heart of the work of both Tamera and the peace community. The meeting will focus on what aspects are necessary to create such models in crisis areas, to empower young people from all over the world, to create truth, trust and global solidarity and to learn about sustainable energy technology. The meeting will be led by young people from Tamera, the peace community of San José de Apartadó and the Universidad de Resistencia.
Sabine Lichtenfels will accompany the youth meeting and hold meetings with the core carriers of the peace village San José.
If you are able to financially support this youth meeting please use the donation button with keyword 'Colombia'.
Theater tour in Portugal
From the 27th September to the 15th of October the "Place of the
Children" will be touring the theater play "A sombra Negra e o Enigma
da Princesa" through Portugal together with the GRACE Pilgrimage led
by Sabine Lichtenfels.
We will be performing at:
Centro de artes de Sines Auditório
08th October 2009
269 860 080
13th October 2009
Grace Pilgrimage in San José de Apartadó
October in Colombia
More than twenty co-workers and students from Tamera and nearly 150 people from Colombia and other countries took part in the Grace Pilgrimage near the peace village of San José de Apartadó from October 1st to the 6th, led by Sabine Lichtenfels, Benjamin von Mendelssohn, and Padre Javier Giraldo of Bogotá.
Global GRACE Day
November 9th 2008
Throughout the world, many groups and individuals took part in the Global Grace Day - here in Kathmandu. On the website you can find some more images and videos of the event. The Global GRACE Day has become a tradition which connects peace workers from all over the world in the name of GRACE. This day is about connecting to a greater power of peace which does not stop at any border.
GRACE Kids Pilgrimage 2007
168 peace workers walked by foot through the desert from Eilat to Jerusalem, people from Israel, Palestine and many countries, for four weeks. Among them were seven children.
They walked through Israel and the Westbank, slept in the sand, and were hosted in Kibbuzim, settlements, Bedouin villages, army camps, and Palestinian refugee camps. What they found were people, humans, children. Not enemies.
The only enemy they found was the ignorance of people behind walls, not knowing each other, being afraid of each other.
The last night they spent in front of the separation wall in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
They stayed awake the whole night, meditating and imagining: What will peace look like in this country? What will peace look like in Israel-Palestine?
The children had many moving encounters - in the community, and with children who live under the situation of violence.
Two of them, Maria and Maurice, sent us exerpts of their diaries.