#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

#276 — Canadian Oppression — April 24, 2014

__________________________________________________________ African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams Report from Kenya #276 – April 24, 2014 Canadian Oppression __________________________________________________________ Breaking News: Catholic Relief Services in the Central African Republic is contracting with AGLI to train fifteen Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) facilitators in three towns in the southeastern part of the country which have been terrorized by READ MORE

#275 – April 18, 2014 Electricity in Kenya

When I take my shower in the morning with our instantaneous electric hot water heater, I am not only clean, but feel smug and virtuous. Almost two-thirds of the electricity I use is from renewal sources. Almost half comes from hydropower, but more surprising about 15% of the rest comes from geothermal electric generation. Alas, the remaining amount comes from READ MORE

#272 – March 28, 2014 Jacobsen Named Most Valuable Peacemaker of 2014

Bill Jacobsen, Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University outside Philadelphia, has been named “Most Valuable Peacemaker of 2014” by the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators. He attended the first HROC International Training in Burundi in 2011 and helped lead the following two international trainings in Rwanda in 2012 and 2013. He has been the leader in READ MORE

#263 – January 24, 2014 Two AGLI Reports: “Shame Envelopes Me” and “It’s Only Peace That Unites Us.”

One of my objectives in these Reports from Kenya and in PeaceWays-AGLI is to give a voice to our African partners and the people they work with so that we can see their perspective, situation, and insight. Included here are two reports I have received recently from two of our programs. The first, Shame Envelopes Me, by Alexia Nibona, the READ MORE