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What Kind of Times Are These?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.…” So begins Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two […]

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Nairobi: Impressions of a Newcomer

Only hours after my arrival in Nairobi for the first time, in 2005, I was taken to Mathari slum, its […]

David Morse is a member of Storrs (Conn.) Meeting. He recently traveled to South Sudan with support from his monthly meeting and from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Nation Institute for Investigative Journalism. His website http://www.david-morse.com offers resources on Darfur.

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The Friendly Folk Dancers Tour Rwanda: Land of a Thousand Hills

Between February 13 and March 4, 2008, a troupe of Friendly FolkDancers toured the central African country of Rwanda, well […]

Rosemary Coffey, a member of Pittsburgh

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Beggars to God

I scarcely see beggars near my home in the United States, but they can be found almost everywhere in Rwanda. […]

Mark Judkins Helpsmeet, a member of Eau Claire (Wis.) Meeting, was among the founders of Friendly FolkDancers in 1986. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, 1977-79. He has been creating Quaker-supported radio programs since 2005; see http://www.NorthernSpiritRadio,org.

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Rwanda: Escaping the Victim‐Abuser‐Rescuer Triangle

There is that of God in each of us. This is a fundamental tenet of Quaker faith. But perhaps there […]

Laura Shipler Chico is an independent consultant specializing in post-conflict reconstruction, trauma recovery, and interethnic conflict resolution. She lived in Rwanda for two years working through the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) with survivors and perpetrators of the genocide. Her upcoming publication, Assisting Survivors of Human Trafficking: Multicultural Case Studies, will appear in early 2009. She currently lives in London and attends Westminster Friends Meeting.

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Goat Story

When I was a child we had goats at home. While we were at school, we tied them to a […]

Adrien Niyongabo, a member of Kamenge Monthly Meeting, Burundi Yearly Meeting, is co-creator of the HROC program and heads programming in Burundi.

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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 […]

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

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Forgiveness: Giving Up All Hope for a Better Past

“There can be no peace without reconciliation, no reconciliation without forgiveness, and no forgiveness without giving up all hope for […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Phildelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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‘Returning’ and ‘Receiving’ Communities in Kenya

Friends, I must share with you something so exciting and wonderful. As a volunteer with the Africa Ministries Office here […]

Lisa Stewart, Palm Beach Meeting in Lake Worth, Fla. Kisumu, Kenya

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Building Peace at Crossroads Springs

Rhubarb, garlic, and parsnips for peace! What do these have to do with the Friends Peace Testimony? At Orchard Park […]

Alison Hyde, a member of the Orchard Park (N.Y.) Meeting, is an educator who has taught in the United States as well as in Zambia. She is assistant clerk for the Crossroads Springs project. For information on this project, see http://www.crossroadssprings.org.

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