Multi-Culture Lesson at Fengshan Taiwan

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On 9th of December at Fengshan South Gate Church where belong to Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, my peace companion Pastor Chen works held special Multi-Culture lesson for students in order to deepen the multi-culture and diversity.

This time multi-culture lesson topics was “Syria” – telling the situation of Syria and tasting Syrian spice called “Za’atar” which I sent my peace companion Pastor Chen.

Through the lesson Fengshan South Gate Church kids learned the Situation of Syria feeling closer through tasting my special gift from Syrian “Za’atar”, and understand the importance of Peace with co-exist.

Nowadays there are many ways to get an information from different country immediately, but actually through the improvement of technology people and young generation have been forgetting to learn reality of world situation, and forget the respect those multi-culture and diversity, however through this time lesson like young generation having an opportunity to see, or to feel, or, to smell, or to taste those different country situations directly through cultural lesson, they can understand more about the situation of the world, importance of peace and possibility of peace – through learning those multi-culture & diversity.

At end of Lesson Kids felt so much about hardness of Syria, and pray for Syria and Syrian people’s happiness and peace.

It was great lesson organized by Pastor Chen – and I do appreciate for her great endeavor telling those Syrian situations in order to deepen the multi-culture & diversity through my special gift from Syria.

Here is the article which my peace companion wrote at her facebook page.

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12/9 用味蕾旅行~為敘利亞祈禱
We all pray for Syria
昨天收到我的地球和平夥伴 Yuji Earthman 從保加利亞寄來的香料Zaatar。

2011年,Yuji 為地球和平徒步進入敘利亞時,剛好敘利亞進入内戰。當時徒步敘利亞期間支持他的和平行動的許多朋友,後來都遭受到戰亂的傷害。有些成為難民,有些不得不與家人分隔兩地,離鄉背井。為了感謝敘利亞朋友們在他徒步期間給予支持,因此2012年,Yuji來台灣,我們到各學校與教會,舉辦了17場[ We all pray for Syria ]的和平環台演講,為敘利亞戰後重建學校募款。(相片中的大字報就是我們那一年演講的大字報。)

前一陣子,Yuji到杜拜關心敘利亞難民情況,並與當初在敘利亞認識而今被迫離鄉背井,與家人失聯的英文老師H. 見面,並到杜拜許多學校演講,分享和平理念,期望大家一起關注難民問題,並祈禱地球和平。

Yuji知道我喜歡天然植物的傳統香料,就與好友H. 前往杜拜專賣敘料亞傳統香料的市場買了道地的Zaatar 寄來給我當聖誕禮物。讓我非常感動。

今天,我把Zaatar拌烏龍茶籽油,淋在生菜上,並抹在吳寶春的核桃麵包上,味道超絕。特殊的香氣在味蕾上竄動時,讓我懷念起在中東一帶的旅行記憶。尤其懷念在土耳其的Bolu 和Duzie 的和平種樹行動(2011年底,我獨自從土耳其安卡拉進入Bolu,短期參與朋友的和平行動。土耳其首都安卡拉距離敘利亞並不遠 。)敘利亞香料Zaatar的特殊香氣,也讓我想到聖經許多與敘利亞相關的故事。(包括保羅前往敘利亞首都大馬士革的歸主歷程。)

但是,從2011年初,直到2015年底的今日,敘利亞仍面臨内戰,許多人成為戰亂中無辜的犧牲者,人們無家可歸,淪為國際難民。尤其在恐怖主義四處篡起的今日,那些天性和平的穆斯林被視為恐怖人物被棄絕,更使他們的生活雪上加霜。

品味敘利亞香料Zaatra時,我想到應該讓台灣幸福的小朋友們聽聽敘利亞的故事,也讓他們品嚐敘利亞傳統香料的味道。透過味蕾,讓孩子們記憶自己的幸福;也透過味蕾,讓孩子們記住世界各地有許多需要關懷的苦難者。然後,我們一起為敘利亞祈禱和平,祝福敘利亞早日結束戰爭,讓流離失所的人們,儘快重回家園,享受平和的日子。

感謝主,孩子們很喜歡Zaatar的味道,也歡喜為敘利亞祝福禱告。孩子也從力克胡哲的故事,和體驗獨臂穿衣及色鏡塗色中了解自己的幸福,學習感恩並關注生活中許多弱勢的朋友。

祝願敘利亞和平,地球和平,世人在地得平安,如同在天享安寧。

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