#291 — Eye Operation — August 8, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #291 – August 8, 2014 Eye Operation __________________________________________________________             On Tuesday, July 29, I had cataract surgery in my right eye at the Friends Church Sabatia Eye Hospital, founded only in 1996, and about two and a half hours from our home. For the last few READ MORE

#290 — HROC in New Hampshire — August 1, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #290 – August 1, 2014 HROC in New Hampshire __________________________________________________________ Note: Peacebuilding en las Americas (PLA) is a sister program to AGLI as part of the Friends Peace Teams. It does similar work in Central America and Colombia. Due to the controversy over the many unaccompanied minors READ MORE

#289 — Results from Survey — July 24, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #289 – July 24, 2014 Results from Survey __________________________________________________________ I am sure that I was more anxious than you were to see the results of the Reports from Kenya survey, but I think you might be interested in the feedback. In the last week, 75 people have READ MORE

#288 — Survey — July 17, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #288 – July 18, 2014 Report from Kenya Survey __________________________________________________________ Later Comment: As I developed the survey on the free part of SurveyMonkey and then began sending it out, I learned that I could only send it to 100 people on the list and I have 1044 READ MORE

#287 — Kenya at War — July 11, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #287 – July 11, 2014 Kenya at War __________________________________________________________ I was born during World War II, although I can’t remember anything about it. During my life, the United States has been almost perpetually at war and continually preparing for the next wars. In 1962-63 my uncle, who READ MORE

#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