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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
We Transform Leaders into Peace Resources

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi
I am a Muslim and a Peace-builder. The two things are in harmony in me, like being a professional and being a mother.
I grew up in Wajir, in a mixed neighborhood of Christians and Muslims. My role model was my mother’s mother, Makka. She was a strict trainer of character. She taught me to be ladylike. “Don’t talk and eat.” “Don’t drag your feet.” And so much more! I used to cut hair and fingernails and save the money to buy her a scarf or slippers. In 15 …

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[23 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
My Thanks to Each One Who Shows the Brave, Loving Path

Ines S. Bongard Deeters
Since some time ago, born as a woman, I decided to share the possibility we all have to work on positive ambitions in this world. Shared creativity brings happiness and more often other possibilities in viewing the world’s beauty. To live in the world’s beauty is the secret of living in the light.
Suddenly I understood, children, who have this view naturally, need inspiration and open-hearted support to discover their own joy in the world. But the world makes it so difficult for these little lights! I think …