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[26 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | ]
God and the Girl

Dima Saleh
Ramallah, Palestine
“When she awoke from her dreams in the morning she struggled with her fear of punishment by God, for breaking the rules and imagining him.”
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She has known him since first grade. On the first day of school, she asked two of her classmates if she could play with them. To her surprise they asked her, “Are you Muslim or Christian?”
The question was as difficult for her as comprehending political jargon would be to a non- politician. She wondered to herself, “Muslim or Christian? Christian or Muslim? What do …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[13 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Diary Of A Peacekeeper In South Sudan

Lea Krivchenia
South Sudan 
“Part of the job of a peacekeeper is managing that fear. There is a balance – too much and you can’t help to support communities. Too little, and you may take risks that endanger you and your clients.”
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I sit on a sack of something – probably sorghum – in a trailor attached to a tractor, bracing myself against the bumps, a constant exercise on any road in South Sudan. The moon is bright above us, providing the only light in between the cattle camps, where you can see …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[24 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: No, this is really happening

Most of the articles that struck me this week were along the lines of “this horrible thing is actually happening.”  People try to silence or reframe horrible truths for myriad reasons, including expediency and convenience.  The authors below work against that impulse in stories from Afghanistan, the internet, and the two Sudans.

Wronging Rights nearly always hits it out of the park, but this post on the slavery of young girls in Afghanistan is especially compelling.  Una Moore reveals the horrors of the traditional practice of Baad, while also calling the …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[27 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Who Am I? Who Should I Be?

A nice mix this week, if I do say so myself.  And not ALL depressing! Why does everyone talk about conflict minerals when they talk about the DRC?  And CAN Europe integrate its Muslim citizens and residents? (Does it really want to?)

I’ve been fascinated by this Washington Post look at the opinions, desires, triumphs, and fears of African American women today .
I was pleased to hear the Kojo Namdi show (which usually focuses on local DC issues), talking about conflict minerals (and the overemphasis on them).  With Texas in Africa …