#286 — Letting Out the Hurt Within — July 4, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #286 – July 4, 2014 Letting Out the Hurt Within __________________________________________________________ Note: This is a report by Kirsten Mandala, AGLI extended service volunteer, on the recent HROC workshops in Northern Uganda for people who have been affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. The next step in this READ MORE

#285 — Kamenge Youth Project Report — June 27, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #285 – June 27, 2014 Kamenge Youth Project Report __________________________________________________________ Kamenge Youth Project Report, May 2014 By Edith Kaze, HROC-Burundi Quaker Peace and Social Witness Peacebuilder Acknowledgements Having completed the first set of activities in this project, HROC would like to take this opportunity to thank once READ MORE

#284 — The Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda — June 20, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #284 – June 20, 2014 The Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda __________________________________________________________ “Sadly, among the next group of 25 we hope to help who are in hiding, two have committed suicide. On the delivery of the body of one to his parents, the parents burned the body on READ MORE

#283 — HROC for Youth in Rwanda — June 13,2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #283 – June 13, 2014 HROC for Youth in Rwanda __________________________________________________________ PeaceQuest2014 Reminder: Next Friday and Saturday, June 20, and 21, the Friends Peace Teams will be celebrating their 20th anniversary at Stony Run meeting in Baltimore. See peacequest2014.org for details. I will be introducing the keynote READ MORE

#282 — Is Devolution Working in Kenya? — June 6, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #282 – June 6, 2014 Is Devolution Working in Kenya? __________________________________________________________ Note: Theoneste Bizimana, the coordinator of HROC-Rwanda, will be taking a peacebuilding course at Columbia University next fall. He will have his weekends open and is willing to do speaking engagements or HROC workshops from Friday READ MORE

#281 — HROC Report from Obo, Central African Republic — May 30, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #281 – May 30, 2014 HROC Report from Obo, Central African Republic __________________________________________________________ Last night I had a dream. I saw all the people who had been killed by the LRA [Lord’s Resistance Army] coming to me giving me flowers. They told me that the flowers are READ MORE

#280 — The Culture of Kenya versus Central Africa — May 23, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #280 – May 23, 2014 The Culture of Kenya versus Central Africa __________________________________________________________ Reminder: Don’t forget to sign up and join us on June 20 to 22 at PeaceQuest2014 in Baltimore, the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Friends Peace Teams. On Friday night I’ll be introducing the keynote READ MORE

#278 — Fifty Years in Africa — May 9, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #278 – May 9, 2014 Fifty Years in Africa – 1964 to 2014 __________________________________________________________ Note: I have attached the Second Month’s Report on the Humanitarian Relief project after the floods in Bujumbura, Burundi, which many of you have helped support. ***** Another birthday. It’s a good time READ MORE

#277 — I am Excited and Gratified — May 1, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #277 – May 1, 2014 I am Excited and Gratified __________________________________________________________ Note: Quaker Peace and Social Witness of Britain Yearly Meeting has just published a wonderful book, This Light that Pushes Me: Stories of African Peacebuilders. The book includes 25 Africans, of which I know 23 including READ MORE