Oh dear friends, family and loved ones of Elunud,
This is so shocking and sad, akin to losing our beloved Maria Agnese last year at this time. I know we all join in expressing our deepest sorrow and condolences to the family, and to mourning the loss of a great peace leader for our struggling planet.
Thanks so much for your stirring words, Andrius...if you ever doubt the impact of Minciu Sodas and of yourself personally, hopefully this tribute from her daughter, Sarah, will put those feelings to rest.
With great sadness and lovingkindness, but also great joy at having such a marvelous spirit among us for a time, whose legacy will live forever! Janet
From: John Rogers
Sent: Mar 9, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: [fightingpeacefully] Eluned Hurn passed away
It is with great sadness I announce to you that the founder of this group, Eluned Hurn, passed away on a visit to Sri Lanka in January. She was cremated in Sri Lanka and a memorial service held at her home village in Wales.
The following words appear at the end of the eulogy by her daughter Sarah, a fitting tribute:
I will end with a quote from Andrius Kulikauskas of a peace group she supported called ‘fighting peacefully’. These words from a stranger to me which appropriately enough I found on the internet sum up what she meant to people and the impact that she had.
Eluned, Thank you for your leadership and your deepest value of
"fighting peacefully" which you have pursued all of your life. I was
so delighted to learn your deepest value, I thought, Now we will have an
army! and a Warrior Queen! And your heart has given us a chamber to
nurture our love for our enemy. As I understand you, we have many
reasons to fight, but we must do it peacefully.