#314 — Enclosure — January 9, 2015

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #314 – January 9, 2015 Enclosure __________________________________________________________ Below my report is a scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth illustrating moral injury. Note: Kathy Railsback and Ron Lubungo have written an excellent report on how they introduced HROC to South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, last year. The report READ MORE

#313 — Four “Machines” from Our House and Farm — January 2, 2015

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #313 – January 2, 2015 Four “Machines” from Our House and Farm __________________________________________________________ When Gladys and I moved to Kenya in March 2007, I had a cultural problem. When I went into the kitchen to turn on the gas stove to re-heat my tea, all the females READ MORE

#312 — Moral Injury and Other Notes — December 26, 2014

ups.com __________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #312 – December 26, 2014 Moral Injury and Other Notes __________________________________________________________ During my last speaking tour in the US, I ended up at Earlham School of Religion where I learned of a new concept, “moral injury,” that fits well into the work AGLI does in east READ MORE

#312 — Moral Injury and Other Notes — December 26, 2014

__________________________________________________________   African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #312 – December 26, 2014 Moral Injury and Other Notes   __________________________________________________________             During my last speaking tour in the US, I ended up at Earlham School of Religion where I learned of a new concept, “moral injury,” that fits well into the work AGLI READ MORE

#311 — Great News for HROC! –December 19, 2014

__________________________________________________________   African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #311 – December 19, 2014 Great News for HROC! __________________________________________________________   My postings last Friday was Florence Ntakarutimana’s report on the work she has done in introducing HROC to the Central African Republic. You can read her report (with pictures) on this initiative at aglifpt.org/rfk/?p=406.   READ MORE

#310 — Trauma Healing Program in the Central African Republic — Dec 12, 20

@googlegroups.com __________________________________________________________   African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #310 – December 12, 2014 Community Based Trauma Healing Program in the Central African Republic   __________________________________________________________ Finally there should be no reason for not standing together for healing and reconciliation. Neither religions nor ethnicities should not be reasons to kill one another. Chrisostome led READ MORE

#309 — What Have You Learned from AGLI? — December 5, 2014

African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #309 – December 5, 2014 What Have You Learned from AGLI?   __________________________________________________________   Note: On November 15, I was at the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee’s (NWTRCC) bi-annual meeting at Earlham School of Religion. I gave a workshop titled “The Militarization of US Foreign Policy and READ MORE

#308 — Failing and Failed Nations — November 28, 2014

African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #308 – November 28, 2014 Failing and Failed Nations   __________________________________________________________   The last 400 years of nation-states ruling the world has gone very badly, with war, genocide, rivalry, and very little social justice as a consequence. Benjamin Barber, political scientist             Actually, Professor Barber exaggerates as READ MORE

#307 — Family — November 21, 2014

African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #307 – November 21, 2014 Family   __________________________________________________________   Note: To view the latest issue of Friends Peace Teams’s PeaceWays magazine, go to friendspeaceteams.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/PeaceWays-2014-2-final-web.pdf. Below is a copy of my editorial:             During and after WWI and WWII, Quakers, as a religious group, pioneered humanitarian relief work READ MORE

#306 — Kenyan Choir Competition — November 14, 2014

__________________________________________________________   African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #306 – November 14, 2014 Kenyan Choir Competition   __________________________________________________________             Here in Kenya, the Superbowl gets about one short paragraph in the newspaper. Kenyans, though, follow rugby and have an excellent team. The World Series of Baseball doesn’t even get a paragraph, but Kenyans READ MORE