IN our last sacred:space (Sat 31st March), we had a visit from Frederica from CMS who spoke about 'Community Art in Dangerous Places'. She described short term placements, through CMS, with the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, along the Wall that divides Israel-Palestine, in disputed Kashmir India; and in the slums of Islamabad Pakistan. The art is a product of her interaction with the Community, and reflects their interests, using locally available materials.
Some of Frederica's Art from her time in Pakistan
She is hoping to go to Kabul, Afghanistan in May to help with a Women's Peace Garden (visa permitting) - anyone interested in supporting her in this let me know, and I will point you in the right direction.
It was a fascinating evening and she even got us as a group to paint individual traingles which were all put together to form a patterned cross.
picture of the cross we created, which was then used as a centre piece for out Good Friday Meditation.