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[23 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Darfur Women at the Frontlines: Raising Voices for Peace

Jose Tenga

“This is the very first time in my life when I have been asked to suggest ways and means for ending this war. And it has happened because you called this meeting. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to make my contribution to the search for peace in my country.” (Female delegate to the DDR Sensitization workshop in El Fasher, North Darfur, August, 2011)
Mention the name Darfur and the mind immediately conjures images of death, destruction, and desolation caused by more than a decade of relentless factional fighting …

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[19 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
A Childhood Cut Short

Nancy Apiyo
Editor’s Note: Below, Nancy Apiyo tells the story of her countrywoman Anne, who was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army as a child.  Nancy works with women who were once abducted  at Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Uganda.
I always think about Anne. I wonder how she was able to go through that gruesome experience and still remain calm. She is a very gentle woman.  When you look at her you can never tell what she has hidden within her. It is a story of her …

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[13 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
After a Childhood of War and Violence, Hope

Editor’s note: Sister Marilyn Lacey, Director of Mercy Beyond Borders, sent us this story of Rebecca, a Sudanese woman who is the recipient of a Mercy Beyond Borders scholarship.   More information on the organization can be found below.
I am Rebecca, a Sudanese woman. When I was small, my mother carried me to a refugee camp in Adjumani, Uganda.  We worked hard: from 6 am until 6 pm my mother dug in the fields and I worked alongside her in the early morning. Then I would wash my legs …

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[30 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
I Love My Country, and…….

- by Mary Liston Liepold
I’m a 60s person. I never burned a flag, but I washed one once, as a protest against yet another bout of flag-draped carnage. I consider myself a world citizen first and an American second.
Still, I remember the hand-over-heart, heart-swelling feeling of 4th of July parades in my mid-century Midwest childhood. Even as an adult I’ve experienced surges of patriotic pride, and I remember the occasions clearly: the naturalization ceremonies that made our two adopted children US citizens, jury duty instructions from Judge (now Attorney General) …