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Friends leaving Lumakanda Friends Church after the morning church service. Photo courtesy of David Zarembka.

Life at Lumakanda Friends Church

An American Friend looks at the strong community at his Kenyan church.

David Zarembka is a Quaker peace activist in Eastern Africa. Since 2007, he has lived in Lumakanda, a small town in western Kenya, with his Kenyan wife, Gladys Kamonya. David writes a weekly blog, Reports from Kenya, on current happenings in East Africa. To sign up, contact him at [email protected]

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Friends Peacemaking in Burundi

It would be hard for people to kill each other when they have been laughing and crying together in such [鈥

David Zarembka is coordinator of African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams. A member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, he is sojourning at St. Louis (Mo.) Meeting.

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Watu Wa Amani Conference

I was invited to attend the Watu Wa Amani (People of Peace) conference in Limuru, Kenya, at the Brakenhurst Baptist [鈥

David Zarembka is coordinator of African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams. A member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, he is sojourning at St. Louis (Mo.) Meeting.

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Book Reviews: April 2012

Bob Dockhorn on Carol Faulkner鈥檚 Lucretia Mott鈥檚 Heresy, Tom Hamm on Elizabeth Taylor Stirredge鈥檚 Strength in Weakness Manifest, and more [鈥

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Dialoguing with Terrorists

Long鈥恡erm Quaker peacemaking in the war zones of East Africa.

David Zarembka started the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams (USA) in 1998 to partner with African peacemakers. He lives in western Kenya with his wife, Gladys Kamonya. They are members of both Lumakanda Friends Church in Kenya and Bethesda (Md.) Meeting in the United States.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Features
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Small Steps toward a More Peaceable Community

Friends have many opportunities each day to witness to our belief that there is that of God in everyone. The [鈥

David Zarembka is the coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams. He and his Kenyan wife, Gladys Kamonya, are members of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, sojourning at Lumakanda Friends Church in western Kenya.

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Quaker Baptism

A few years ago I was sitting on the sofa in George and Theresa Walumoli鈥檚 living room listening to a [鈥

David Zarembka is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, sojourning at Lumakanda Friends Church in western Kenya.

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Sitting Allowances

It may surprise you that international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are not viewed favorably here in East and Central Africa. This [鈥

For the last 11 years, David Zarembka has been actively involved in peacemaking in Africa.

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Friends鈥 Fortitude in Response to the Violence in Kenya

On January 6, my wife, Gladys Kamonya, aand I attended Lumakanda Friends Church. It was exactly one week after hearing [鈥

David Zarembka is the coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams. He and his Kenyan wife, Gladys Kamonya, are members of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, sojourning at Lumakanda Friends Church in western Kenya.

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