The Ribbon Minnesota was resurrected in August 2019 at Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community in Minneapolis where a group of members decided that it was once again time to create a Ribbon of Peace and Hope.
We are inspired by an event that took place in August 1985–the 40th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of people gathered in Washington DC to wrap a symbol of Peace (The Ribbon) around a symbol of war (the Pentagon). At that event, 440 Ribbon panels–made in Minnesota–were lovingly carried to Washington DC to be linked with 27,000 panels to create a “Ribbon” that stretched for 15 miles. Justine Merritt, the woman who conceived the idea of The Ribbon, described each segment as a sign of Tangible Hope.
We have joined with other organizations and faith communities in Minnesota to protest the ever increasing threat our world is experiencing caused by climate change and expanding nuclear proliferation.
Grandmothers for Peace
Pax Christi USA The Peace Ribbon 2020
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom/Minnesota Metro Branch