#359 — Opening Up Windows of Hope through Trauma Healing — October 30, 2015

__________________________________________________________ Opening Up Windows of Hope through Trauma Healing: Introducing Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities in the Kakuma Refugee Camp http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=671 Report from Kenya #359 – October 30, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams __________________________________________________________   By Peter Serete, Program Manager Friends Church Peace Teams (Kenya)   I was trained and lured into the militia group. I READ MORE

#358 –Three Reports– October 23, 2015

__________________________________________________________ Three Reports http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=664 Report from Kenya #358 – October 23, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams __________________________________________________________ This is my story, this is my song, praising my savior all the day long. Welcome to your home, baby Esther. Mummy and daddy love you. Getry Agizah post on Facebook.   Caring for Orphaned Children   When I READ MORE

#357 David Okwemba, 1922 – 2015 – October 16, 2015

__________________________________________________________ David Okwemba, 1922 – 2015 http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=657 Report from Kenya #357 – October 16, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams __________________________________________________________ David Okwemba (right) with Gladys (center) and my Mom, Helen Jane, (left),  on visit to St. Louis’ Jewel Box in Forest Park in the spring of 2000. Okwemba was 78 years old at that time and READ MORE

#356 A Day in Lumakanda – October 9, 2015

__________________________________________________________ A Day in Lumakanda http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=650 Report from Kenya #356 – October 9, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams __________________________________________________________   Trina and Brian helping Mudavadi bring the sheep home.   Note: I will be speaking at Tempe Meeting in Arizona on Sunday, November 1, and Flagstaff Meeting on Sunday, November 8. More interesting, I will be READ MORE

#355 — Lynching Stories — October 2, 2015.

__________________________________________________________ Lynching Stories http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=647 Report from Kenya #355 – October 2, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams __________________________________________________________ Note: Theoneste Bizimana, one of the original founders of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) in 2003, is now living in New York City. He is available to make presentations on the HROC program in Rwanda, give one-day “teaser” READ MORE

#354 –“BE MY BROTHERS’ KEEPER”– September 25, 2015

__________________________________________________________ “BE MY BROTHERS’ KEEPER” http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=639 Report from Kenya #354 – September 25, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams   __________________________________________________________   Note: The Fall 2015 issue of PeaceWays-AGLI is now available at http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=636. The title is “New Endeavors” which discusses the new activities with victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Orientale Province (Congo), the Central READ MORE

#353 War is Costly, Peace is Priceless” – September 18, 2015

__________________________________________________________ “War is Costly, Peace is Priceless”: Comments for Peace Day, September 21, 2015 http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=625 Report from Kenya #353 – September 18, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams   __________________________________________________________     Thumbs Together for Peace   “War is Costly, Peace is Priceless”: Comments for Peace Day, September 21, 2015   In 2003, the African Great Lakes READ MORE

#352 – AVP Workshops among Warring Pastoral Tribes–September 11, 2015

__________________________________________________________ AVP Workshops among Warring Pastoral Tribes http://aglifpt.orgr/fk/?p=615 Report from Kenya #352 – September 11, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams   __________________________________________________________   During the exercise on building a new society, one participant said, “This exercise has opened my eyes. I now realize that we, Turkana, Samburu and Pokot, should cooperate and share our resources. We READ MORE

#351 — A Pacifist in Israel/Palestine — Part V — Abraham’s Peace

__________________________________________________________ A Pacifist in Israel/Palestine — Part V — Abraham’s Peace http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=612 Report from Kenya #351 – September 4, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams _________________________________________________________           _ Dave at Abraham’s Well 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek’s servants had seized. 26 But Abimelek said, “I don’t know who has done this. You READ MORE

#350 – September 1, 2015 — Palestine

__________________________________________________________ A Pacifist in Israel/Palestine — Part IV — Palestine http://aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=604 Report from Kenya #350 – September 1, 2015 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams   __________________________________________________________ Jewish settlement on top of a hill in the West Bank whose sewage sometimes overflows onto Palestinian olive groves – the light green trees in the picture. Click on the picture READ MORE