Tag Archives: Peacemaking

Mandela and me

I didn’t expect Nelson Mandela’s death to be so emotional for me. We never met face to face. He was sentenced to life in prison when I was two. This means that for my entire childhood, he was in jail. … Continue reading

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Like a princess

I wish I could say something profound after my two weeks in South Africa and Madagascar. Maybe it was the density of our time there – or the mixture of poverty and joy that I am once again finding to … Continue reading

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Anti-violence march

This is what I did yesterday. What did you do? I am holding the sign behind two of my kids. This is just a beginning

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Barriers to peace: a Conversation with UN Ambassador Chowdhury

Well THAT was a great way to start a Monday! This is what my FB post was this morning after an inspiring conference call this morning with UN Ambassador Chowdhury, the primary mover behind the United Nation’s effort to create … Continue reading

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Prophetic and poetic: International Day of Peace

There’s plenty of snark to go around. Not today. Today is International Day of Peace http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ and I am celebrating those of you who create some space for your inner prophet to be developed, inspired, and shared. I think this is a … Continue reading

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Dive In

I just spent a week in one of the most fascinating and austere landscapes in the U.S.: northern New Mexico. The land there rises in layers of rusty dirt and sandy yellow soil, with canyons and arroyos, and crumbling ancient … Continue reading

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Redemptive violence in Seattle?

I knew it was time to jump back into blogging yesterday morning. Perhaps anger and grief is an impetus for writing. Six people died yesterday from one person firing one gun in Seattle. Two of the victims were local musicians … Continue reading

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