Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Butterfly Peace Garden

 "Within the cocoon of the Butterfly Peace Garden, children of war are given the tools of peace as they learn to practice and cultivate the arts together, friend with foe."

The Butterfly Peace Garden in  Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, was created by a monastic Jesuit priest  for St. Michael's College.

The "Spirit Garden" team consists of doctors, artists, community outreach agents, psychologists and environmentalists.

The garden's  intention is to serve diverse backgrounds through imaginative art Tamil, Muslim, Sinhala & Burgher with Hindu, Christian, Islamic and Budhist religions.

Animators & children work toward the emergence of peaceful community while promoting values of humility, patience, kindness, and good work ethics to ensure creative and non-violent problem solving.

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