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Lullabies of Longing & Loss: A Global Perspective of Mothers’ Voices

Please join us for a special International Women’s Day event where we will welcome musician, storyteller and peacemaker Hanna Yaffe for an evening of storytelling and song. Hanna will share with us
– Anecdotes from her life as a religious woman taking small steps towards peace in Israel/Palestine,
– Stories from Hasidic sources as well as stories from other cultures with a similar message,
– Lullabies in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German drawing in particular on those about living peacefully with people from another religion/culture, and
– Tales from her research into multicultural lullabies, focusing on Kenyan, Arabic and Vietnamese.
You can find out more about Hanna’s use of lullabies to emphasise our shared humanity on her website. www.lullabies-of-loss.org

About Hanna:
Living the life of a would-be ardent peacemaker, Hanna Yaffe uses music and stories to create healing, love and blessing. “Lullabies from Jerusalem” and “Birth in a Time of Bloodshed” are Hanna’s award winning CD’s. She has attempted to be a humanist and spiritual peace activist since her teens.
Born in London, she practices an observant Jewish lifestyle, regularly leading prayers at her Synagogue, and teaching traditional Jewish chants. She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality, The World Parliament of Religions, St Ethelburga’s and numerous other venues in the UK and abroad. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband, and near seven wonderful grandchildren.

For more details, please contact the Reconciliation Ministry Team at reconciliation@coventrycathedral.org.uk or 02476521284.

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