Sue Youngsoon Kinsler with children
Here are pictures of your
quilts being delivered to the Hwanghae Provincial orphanage in Sariwon,
Korea by my wife Sue Youngsoon Kinsler in February. Thank you for
sending the Peace Quilts and we pray God's blessings on those that made
in Korea it is very cold again and we feel for those who are cold and
hungary in North Korea.Thanksfully it looks as though more government
be going there in the near future.
Arthur W. Kinsler
Teacher Starr Herganrather and Analy High School drama class, in Sebastopol, California, have made quilts
numerous times,as well as raise funds for MTW.
~Thank You all.
Casta Herrin delivers quilt
Abintra Montessori in
Nashville, Tennessee sent a quilt with Plenty International representatives Casta and Chuck Herrin to Nicaragua
to teach soy technolgogy, and high protein nutrition.
I just got back last night from Nicaragua. This past
Saturday we donated
two of the More Than Warmth quilts to a home for very
children in San Jorge Nicaragua. Casta's Sister, Arline, will
be returning there to meet more with there staff and take more pictures. I
will get the name of the organization and numbers of children they work with
paz y amor, chuck
Salma shook in my arms as she hugged and thanked us for her quilt. Later, Jessica Reitz from
Free the Slaves told me Salma
touched every picture in the quilt, and then took it to her son,
the last child to
freed from slavery. The last child of a family enslaved for
generations. Salma's quilt was given to me that same day from Connie
California, made by her family and finished with friends from church.
Like her mother and grandmother before her, Salma Mint Saloum was a slave in
This week the students at Highland Elementary School in
Columbia , Tennessee saw their quilt square in the picture from One H.E. A. R. T.
in the quilt from Tibet. This was their fourth year participating in the MTW project. We
students that they are all part of the of the More than Warmth project.
We also do not ask for anything in return. The quilts are a gift.
However, we are occasionally blessed with a photo. The Highland
students were more than surprised to see their photos in Tibet,
Swaziland, and Louisianna with Katrina victims.
More than Warmth More Than Warmth is an
educational project for
students of all ages to learn about world cultures. It fosters understanding,
knowledge, and compassion between cultures through nonviolent, nonpolitical,
and nonreligious means. http://www.morethanwarmth.org/
"Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby
the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after their own
the sacred impress, not of Cesar, but of God. " ~ Julia Ward Howe
As Julia proposed the enactment of a
Mother's Day as a day dedicated to the study of nonviolence I
posting the book list for James
Lawson's classes on nonviolence at Vanderbilt University might be of
interest in continuing our education in this matter. If you would like
list, please email me.
A Force More Powerful by Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started
It by Jo Ann Robinson
The Children by David Halberstam
The Politics of Nonviolence Action part one, two and three
by Gene Sharp
Freedom's Daughters by Lynn Olson
The Beloved Community by Charles Marsh
http://www.afghans4tomorrow.com/ A non-political,
humanitarian organization dedicated to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan
http://www.damanga.org/ Promotes the human rights of the
people of Darfur, Sudan and elsewhere in the world
Free the Slaves is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
ending slavery around the world.
We seek to
create a peaceful, just and sustainable world for future generations by
emphasizing our common humanity, promoting non-violence, and working to remove
the root causes of war.
government organization...In all fairness there is more than enough to go
Ina May has been teaching nonviolence
with birthing techniques for decades.
More than Warmth-by Kathryn Hutchens (February
Each one lays down her square. Each one lays down her heart. Every stitch is a prayer. Love makes one
out of the parts.
More than Warmth
We need to let you know we
More than Warmth -That we are working for peace
More than Warmth -Sending blankets, not
More than Warmth
-May our love keep you more than warm.
We put our hearts in our hands.
We speak of love and not war. One small way to take a stand, though we know we must find
You are not the enemy. And though you live in far off
We are all one family. We see our children in your
Each one lays down her square,
knowing the work is not done. There is so much love to share, when every child is your
Thank you Kathryn. May your love keep us more than warm. May26, 1949-April 8, 2006
My mother, Susan Milliner, recently passed away after
for several months. She was very much involved in your
More Than Warmth
Project, working with local children through her public
schools, girl scout troops etc. In going through her
mountains of quilting
supplies and beautiful fabrics I came across a
completed quilt that she intended
to be sent to you as well as several
unfinished quilts (quilt blocks) and supplies. I intend to send these items
to you; however, she was in the
practice of completing the quilts herself so
that the children that
made the blocks could see their work on display
before she sent the quilt to
you. Do you know of anyone else in or near
Cedar Park, Texas (Austin area) that
is involved in your project that
might be willing to finish these quilts?
If not, I will go ahead and mail
you the blocks and the one completed
Also, the family intends
to encourage those wanting to send flowers to
donate to your organization
instead. Is the More than Warmth address and
website the best information to
provide in her obituary?
are deeply saddened by the news of Susan Milliner. Susan emailed us
in 2004 and wanted to
make quilts for More than Warmth, and encourage others to do so. Our
love goes out to Susan's family, and her many loved ones. Susan
herself to hurricane Katrina victims and encouraged More than Warmth to
do so, by emailing me my own mission, and also contributed quilts to
Pogue with NO More Victims, for a little Iraqi child to have some
comfort with a quilt, while getting surgery.
Susan will be greatly missed,
though her love and work will continue in all of