Søren Lerche was raised as a pacifist in Denmark, but radicalized by political violence when he was 20 years old. He spent the next 8 years as a militant left-wing extremist, leading violent gangs of communists and anarchists against neo-nazi groups in Europe, and becoming immersed in a brutal drug-trade.
A prison stint evoked an introspection that revealed the futility of fighting hate and violence with more of the same. After 10 years of soul-searching, Søren realized that empathy and understanding for all human beings had the capacity to build a peaceful existence from the inside-out.
Today Søren is an Educator and Project Manager who mentors at-risk youth and brings international peace agents together, empowering human beings to care for each other worldwide.
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Because a white supremacist murdered 6 people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5th, 2012, children of all ethnicities, from the inner city to the suburbs, are coming together to cherish each other as human beings and to assume the identity of peacemakers in their schools and communities. This is how we respond to the worst race-based hate crime in the United States since 4 little girls were murdered in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
We know you value this important work, and we count on you to help us move into year two of this amazing program. In peace, we Thank You.