#431 — The Decline and Rebirth of Lumakanda Friends Church — March 24, 2017

Lumakanda Friends Church and Monthly Meeting. Gladys and I have lived in Lumakanda for the past ten years. We have regularly attended Lumakanda Friends Church which is only a short walk from our house. Since a church must be in walking distance for the parishioners, the structure is slightly different from the United States. Lumakanda Monthly Meeting, the decision-making body, READ MORE

#430 — Renaming the “Road of Death” — March 17, 2017

Renaming the Road of Death: The Story of a Unique Peacemaking Project By Elie Nahimana, Coordinator Innovations in Peacebuilding—Burundi, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities Will these plants thrive on the renamed “Road of Death”? Description of need for the activity In 1993, the mostly Tutsi residents of Nyakabiga zone of Bujumbura actively opposed the Hutu-dominated FRODEBU party that won the READ MORE

#426 — Political Intolerance in Mautuma — February 17, 2017

Political Intolerance in Mautuma  By Ezra Kigondu, FCPT Help Increase the Peace Coordinator and TCSC Program Coordinator An angry crowd with traditional weapons. Request: Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Friends United Meeting to fund the salary of Ezra Kigondu, the author of this Report from Kenya. See the end of the report for details. ***** Background: Politics in READ MORE

#424 — Responding to Kenya’s Contentious 2017 Election — February 3, 2017

Ezra Kigondu trains citizen reporters on indicators of election violence for the 2013 Kenyan election On August 8, 2017 Kenya will hold its next election. This is after major violence before, during, and after Kenyan elections in 1992, 1997, and 2007. While the 2013 election was considerably more peaceful, there was substantial amounts of hate speech, tribal cleansing, intimidation, and READ MORE

#422 — Corruption Can Be Destroyed: a Case Study — January 20, 2017

Chavakali Friends High School candidates sit for the 2016 KenyaCertificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination. The Lesson: Corruption can be destroyed if there is proper strategy and planning backed by sufficient political will. Its Inverse: If corruption continues it is due to the fact that there is insufficient strategy and planning with the political will to stamp it out. Kenya READ MORE