Loosing life for peace
In 1996, during the Algerian civil war, 7 Trappist monks were kidnapped and murdered from Tibhirine Abbey: they had chosen to remain in their abbey despite the threat of terror and hatred and to work for peace and interfaith reconciliation. “Tibhirine Meditations” is a string quartet dedicated to their memory. Four movements meditate on aspects of martyrdom: loving one’s enemy, firmness, vulnerability and freedom.
Poetry and blogs by Kris Oelbrandt