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Friday, Sep 20, 2013

Planting Trees for Peace

September 21st is International Day of Peace. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to peace in all viable ways. A major principle surrounding this day is the idea of peacebuilding. “Peacebuilding is different from “peacemaking” and “peacekeeping”

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Sunday, Sep 01, 2013

As Conflict Escalates in Syria, Humanitarian Aid Continues

The content and photos in this story have been provided by staff from the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC) and the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, Middle East Partnership Officer for the Episcopal Church. As has been widely reported for many 

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Monday, Aug 19, 2013

Helping Hands for Syrian Refugees

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. With this in mind we invited Brother Andrew L. Carpentier, Director of The Holy Land 

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Saturday, Aug 17, 2013

‘Fantastical, Magical, Musical Extravaganza’ Entertains and Makes a Difference

Faithful readers (har har get it?), you may remember a story from last year about a remarkable high school student named Benjamin Wright.  Working with a group of friends and fellow actors, he put together seed money to fund a production of “Godspell” that ended up raising nearly

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Thursday, Aug 08, 2013

Holistic Approach, Wholehearted Yes (si!)

Today I received an email from Carlos Venturo, the Executive Director of ECLOF Peru, our ecumenical partner based in Lima. It is hard to believe a month has passed since my recent (and first) program visit. It reminded me of two things: our rich and long discussions around the program’s 

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Friday, Aug 02, 2013

The Importance of Role Models

At the gift shop at Cape Coast Castle, I picked up a copy of The Girl Who Can and Other Stories, by Ama Ata Aidoo.  Aidoo is from Cape Coast, and after discovering her passion for writing while attending Wesley Girls’ High School, she studied English at the University of Ghana in Legon

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