#434 — Banning Plastic Bags — April 14, 2017

A dumping site in Nairobi choking with plastic shopping bags. PHOTO | FILE |  NATION MEDIA GROUP On March 15, Kenya’s Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary, Judi Wakhungu, announced that effective in September Kenya would ban plastic bags – again. The government tried to ban plastic bags in 2005, 2007 and 2011. Each time it failed because of lobbying READ MORE

#432 — The Fast Demographic Transition in Kenya — March 31, 2017

A Kenyan man with his two wives and fifteen children. AFP Photo / Alexander Joe. Note 1: You may now donate to TCSC through PayPal by clicking this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=L2D4FD44KQFR6 Note 2: Transforming Communities for Social Change partners with an organization called “Resilient Woman of Africa” in conducting Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities workshops in women’s prisons in Nairobi and READ MORE

#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