#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

#305 — Refugee in a Refugee Camp — November 7, 2014

__________________________________________________________   African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #305 – November 7, 2014 Refugee from a Refugee Camp   __________________________________________________________   Afterword: Pastor Etienne Paul is a Quaker pastor from the Congo in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwest Kenya where he founded a Quaker church. We have worked with him in introducing Alternative READ MORE

#303 — Success on Mt Elgon — October 24, 2014

__________________________________________________________   African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #303 – October 24, 2014 Success on Mt Elgon   __________________________________________________________   MT ELGON’S SABAOT LAND DEFENCE FORCE TRAINING REPORT By Getry Agizah, Coordinator, Friends Church Peace Teams So far, as we ended this project, nine guns were surrendered  and we hope more will be handed READ MORE

#301 — Mechanized or Small-holder Agriculture? — October 9, 2014

__________________________________________________________   African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #301 – October 9, 2014 Mechanized or Small-holder Agriculture?   __________________________________________________________   Note: In our second Healing and Rebuilding Our Community (HROC) workshop with the former rebels on Mt Elgon, four guns were anonymously turned in at the workshop. The facilitators called the police to come READ MORE

#300 — Kenyans Become Richer — October 3, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #300 – October 3, 2014 Kenyans Become Richer! __________________________________________________________               Last Tuesday, Kenyans, like my wife, Gladys, became 25% richer. The size of the Kenyan economy was raised by the Kenya Bureau of National Statistics from $42.6 billion to $53.3 billion. This meant that the average READ MORE

#299 –Review of The Last Hunger Season — Sept. 27, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #299 – September 27, 2014 Review of The Last Hunger Season __________________________________________________________   Note: Bududa Learning Center in Bududa, Uganda is seeking applicants for assistant director to work alongside Barbara Wybar, the director and founder. Job entails leadership, oversight, communication with the North American Board, finding income READ MORE

#298 — World Population will not Reach 12 Billion — Sept 23, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #298 – September 23, 2014 World Population will not Reach 12 Billion in 2010. __________________________________________________________   In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. That is an average of a trifle over one mile and READ MORE

#297 — Murder in Kamenge — September 19, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #297 – September 19, 2014 Murder in Kamenge __________________________________________________________ Murder in Kamenge September 14, 2014 By Amy Marsico, AGLI Extended Service Volunteer    Note: The latest issue of PeaceWays-AGLI has just been mailed out. It is titled “AGLI’s Peacebuilding in Rwanda, 20 years After the Genocide.” This READ MORE