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"The vibe, the feeling around the place is just so wonderful. Volunteers come from all over the world, as do refugees, creating a completely international vibe brought together by a common goal. This place acts as a safe haven for vulnerable refugees and volunteers alike. Healing and spiritual, I received far more than I could give. The stillness of the wooded area, the bustle of the kitchen, the gentle sound of the sea, the uniting love of humanity shared by resident and volunteer alike...."
 the Worldwide Tribe


Peace, said the Pope

Peace, World !

these are the millions of Remains ON THE LIFE-CROSS JOURNEY of Aegean
Each one a Human Life Saved/Lost

 Epifany
For Peace




 



white roses
from #Lesvos to the
seas of the world


the Lights on #Lesvos!

Angelina Jolie 


Susan Sarandon 

Oscar-winning US actress Susan Sarandon also lent some star power to the cause of refugees with a pre-Christmas visit to Lesbos.
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Ai WeiWei  

Ai Weiwei spent the days surrounding the New Year’s holiday with migrants and refugees on the island of Lesbos. The artist took to social media to raise awareness for the refugees’ plight. He chronicled his time on Instagram, where he shared a video of a rubber dinghy arriving on the Greek island from Turkey. A photo featured him holding a child’s life vest, “an object that has come to symbolize the human cost of the migrant flight.”

Ai Weiwei who announced that he is setting an art- studio in Lesvos to create a monument for the refugeescrisis, met with the mayor Spyros Galenos , and together they visited  various places where  this monument  can be erected,  The mayor suggested the district of Kratigos , on the shore, on the South of Mytilene city, on a plateau visible from various points of the island, and the airport, and of course from the sea, where often immigrants and refugees are landed ..

 Ai Weiwei  praised the municipality of Lesvos and the people of Lesvos for the admirable unstoppable expression of solidarity to the hundreds of thousands of  refugees,and emphasised that the refugee crisis s a humanitarian issue that concerns the whole world. .

"I warmly thank Mr. Ai Weiwei for the particularly significant initiative to build and donate to our Municipality a memorial for refugees. This offer of this  world-beloved artist, Ai Weiwei, has a special symbolism and transmits in the best way to the world  the message of supporting the human nextdoor, which is the  every day reality of Lesvos" said the  mayor and once again underlined that Lesvos is standing with all its forces next to these people."


Vanessa Redgrave 

Vanessa Redgrave: “The Greek People are Showing the World How to be Human, How to try to Help Fellow Human Beings” 

“The Greek people are showing the world how to be human… how to try to help fellow human beings,” Redgrave told reporters during a visit to the Elaionas camp, the main facility housing migrants in Athens.

“Now we’ve got to tell our governments ‘you’ve got to step in here. The Greeks can’t solve all the problems in the world and be left to do it on their own,” said the 78-year-old actress, a life-long advocate of human rights.

“I have a duty to do what I can to speak for the refugees, the asylum-seekers, the families of the world,” she said




Mandy Patikin

“I just don’t understand how so many people in so many countries can be afraid of these people who are suffering so much. They have so much need, they are in despair and all they want is freedom, justice.”
Mandy Patinkin responds to refugee "hate rhetoric."

"I know that if I took every governor, every congressman, every senator to that beach and if they helped these families get out of the boats, if they walked through the registration centers, if they took them on to the journey of their new life, they would feel very different and they wouldn't be afraid. They would feel like wonderful human beings. They'd feel like Americans. They'd feel the way we're supposed to be." Tonight on PBS, actor Mandy Patinkin, who aided refugees in Greece this summer, responds to the "hate rhetoric" he's found in the U.S. since his return.

Posted by Charlie Rose on Monday, December 21, 2015

from Lesvos responding to the hate rhetoric

 "I know that if I took every governor, every congressman, every senator to that beach and if they helped these families get out of the boats, if they walked through the registration centers, if they took them on to the journey of their new life, they would feel very different and they wouldn't be afraid. They would feel like wonderful human beings. They'd feel like Americans. They'd feel the way we're supposed to be." 

Mandy wrote in a commentary published by The Washington Post on Dec. 6. “I saw Grandpa Max, who left Poland to escape the Nazis, and Grandma Masha, who was forced from Russia during the pogroms. And now I could help this family reach the safety of Germany — a place my ancestors had fled — in search of welcoming arms.”

Mandy was moved by the mountains of lifejackets left behind by refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos: More than 440,000 refugees from conflict-ravaged countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq have crossed the Aegean Sea to the island, where the IRC is providing critical aid to thousands of people sheltering in refugee camps.

“This is all they had to keep them alive if they went in the water and, as we all know, many people didn’t make it. This is a graveyard of life preservers,” he says.

In the Kara Tepe refugee camp in Mytilene, Lesbos, Mandy met Khoder Al Assy and his wife Safae, who lost their money and passports to the waves. The Syrian family was hoping to reach Germany with their two little boys to reunite with relatives.

“I just don’t get it. I don’t get how people in different countries all over the world can be frightened of people who suffered so much, who are so in need, who are so desperately asking to have freedom, justice and dignity,” Mandy says in a video of his visit. “Just give them a welcome.




Simply Human


The picture that tells it all .....



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this is true #Empathy Christmas on #Lesvos shores

Posted by Greek to me , greek2m.org on Friday, December 25, 2015
 

 Greek2m  Pages is Especially dedicated to the #Lesvos Nomination to become the European Cutlure Capital  in 2021, under the cooperation of Empathy Community Based NGO with the Municipality of #Lesvos