Liberian and American Lutheran women celebrate together ... check out the resolution on peace and justice adopted by our churchwide executive board ... and presented to government and church leaders in Liberia this week.
Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa (. 1840 – 17 October 1921) (pronounced /ˈjɑː ɑːsɑːn.teɪ.wə/) was appointed queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire—now part of modern-day Ghana—by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese, the Ejisuhene—or ruler of Ejisu. In 1900, she led the Ashanti rebellion known as the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa war, against British colonialism
Leymah Gbowee, one winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work." Gbowee, a Liberian, led a peace movement that ended the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.