Photo By Kima Douglas
Ridgeway High School Quilt, Memphis, Tennessee
-----Original Message-----From: Mohamed Yahya To: Sent: Mon, 15 Sep
2008 2:46 pm Subject: Fwd: Warning: Terriblely DISTURBING
Images: Massacred by GoS in Kalma IDP CampDear Friends, As my friend
Suliman Said, don't show these images to the kids. This photos shows
thoseRefugees been attacked by the Sudanese government troops in Kalma
refugee camp recently.It is horrible, terrible and unbelievable. Please
distribute them, specially for those have access to the United Nations
and the International Criminal Court. ICC. and US government
let's to work heart to stop this tragedy, and hold Al-bashir government
a countable, for all these crimes against humanity. Also don't be
sent strong message, to all pro Al- bashir regime..who are backing him
and his government by all means. Specially China government,Russia,
League, AU Leaders and others. It is a shame on them to support such
fascist and barbaric regime. Long live our solidarity. Thank
you. Mohamed Yahya.
More than Warmth is an educational
for students of all ages to learn about world cultures. It fosters
understanding, knowledge and compassion among cultures through
nonpolitical, and nonreligious means.
3909 Whitland #104
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Since 2001, 13,000 students have made quilts that have been sent to:
Israelis and Palestinians,
Mauritania, Guinea, Ghana, Kenya,
The Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo,
Chinese and Tibetans, Nepal,
USA-Katrina Victims in Louisiana, Mississippi,
And New Orleans
Venezuela, Ireland, North Korea
St.Thomas and the Virgin Islands
so hard to come back to all that I have knowing all they don't have. It
is hard to
look at acres of grave stones all HIV patients it is hard to know that
they are doing stupid things like not giving there patients ARVs
there Tcells are at 200 all to save money especially when they are the
biggest Gold and diamond fields... There is so much that is hard. I
work you guys do making all the quilts the joy you bring is immense.
Blessings to you and all the children who care so beautifully. Love and
Dear Kima, thank you for going to be with the children, for delivering
quilts, and for caring so much. You honor our humble efforts.
Just when I wonder if I
can keep up and going, you send me images of people with their
from some unearthly weapons in Sudan. I am reminded of the pain
and suffering people are going through. Thank you. I am so sorry for
people. For all of our people. The photos are inhuman. It is a
war that does not seem to count, added to the list of Afghanistan and
Open flesh . . . huge holes... bodies torn wide open. On September 11,
2008 I made quilts with 17 -4th graders in my school, Ms Lawless's
children live in the projects. They live near "Dodge City." They live
in violence. They live where most people do not choose to go near, from
They were the kindest, most well mannered students I have ever had. And
I have worked with thousands in the last 7 years. We talked about war,
and disease. We talked about the heart quilt made from Starr
Herganrather's summer camp project. We talked about how Judy took that
heart quilt to
Jamaica to help teach the power of love over violence."And when I said,
..."and that is what we need to do isn't it? ...teach the power of
love over violence. " they all nodded. Thank you Mohamed. For reminding me that we must continue on. We must have
hope. We must teach nonviolence and stop the senseless violence. I am so sorry.
Love, Judith Biondo Meeker
Lest you think that the More Than Warmth Quilts project is dead here in AZ, I want to up-date you.
We have now made more than 300 of the smaller "snuggle" quilts (45"x
56") and they have gone to a couple of African nations as well as
some of the Indian areas in AZ. They have also gone to some of
the domestic violence shelters around the Phoenix area as well as to
the barrio around Wesley Community Center in Phoenix.
Five quilts went to the "Give Ye Them to Eat" project in Central Mexico
in November of 07, three went with a medical mission group to Kenya in
January 08 and eight went with the "Mending the Souls" mission group in
July to the Congo. Everywhere they have gone, they have been very
As a note of interest, the quilts travelling to the Congo served the
members of the mission team before they were distributed. The
Team had to
be flown from place to place in small ariplanes and it was COLD so the
person carrying the quilts to Africa got them out and the team members
into them on those plane rides.
Right now I have 12 quilts which were returned to me without notes, so
we will have a Love Note writing session at our next Circle
don't want to distribute the quilts without the notes!
I enjoy getting the newsletters on e-mail.
Love to you and yours,
Thank you Judy, and to all who
have been helping lately and ever before. We have been working on these
for almost 7 years now. I know they
warmth, (three boxes just went off to Afghanistan) but they also bring
hope, and they give us hope. Hope that springs from the eyes and hearts
children making them. Thanks for joining us and helping as well. It
could not be done with out all your help.
Thank you all
More than Warmth volunteers.