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The Human Cost of War in Iraq

returned to Chicago Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 of September 2004

For more information on this moving exhibit, please visit American Friends Service Comm.

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship's Chicago chapter was present on Thursday to Bear Witness at the Federal Plaza, downtown Chicago

When the American Friends Service Committee unveiled their first exhibit of Eyes Wide Open in Chicago in January 2004 there were 504 pairs of boots symbolizing the lost lives of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The number of boots continues to grow as the exhibit travels around the country. (1022 when the exhibit reopened Thursday September 16th; 1029 later in the day.) Along side the boots stands a wall of remembrance with the names of more than 11,000 Iraqi civilians who have been killed.

The Chicago Chapter of BPF will host a silent bearing witness meditation when this exhibit re-opens in Chicago on Sept. 16th. We will meditate together on cushions, chairs and standing. We invite you to visit the exhibit and then join us for any amount of time you choose. Please bring your own cushion or chair.

Text of our statement handed out on Thursday.

Santikaro's reflections on making meaning & violence (audio 1 & part 2).

Chicago Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Tel: 708-445-1651 or 708-848-4816