Cries of Joy

When we win victories, we have to celebrate - as on the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security.
"Let's dream out loud how to support peace"

Rallying Cry

"If you want peace, work for justice" (Pope John Paul II). Writing a message for peace on the Israeli security wall.
Ugandan youth shares his testimony

Crying Tears

When you hear a testimony like this youth's from Uganda, sometimes all you can do is cry.

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It was the most fun and fulfilling thing I accomplished in the Congo – producing my first song for peace. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a French-speaking country where I worked for six months, the most common phrase was "nous sommes ensemble" – "we are together." And we are. We share... (more)
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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song, peace
I am excited to be celebrating the International Day of Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was a very special day and week - I produced my first song, Nous Sommes Ensemble, I acted in my first play with the spectacular Lumiere Du Monde drama troupe from Rwanda, and I enjoyed the... (more)
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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generosity, love
A hero of peace flew away – one who saw treasure beneath imperfection to reveal God’s reincarnation in each conception.   A hero of peace flew away, but not quickly. Not before planting two blossoms on The Farm, which multiplied into a bouquet of thousands. They’ve perfumed France, indeed the... (more)
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Europe
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jean vanier, L'arche, poetry
Since I heard of him, Jean Vanier has been one of my beloved living saints. When I read “The Broken Body,” I felt like I was reading the next book in the Bible, the gospel in human frailty and poetry. When I heard his lectures on “Becoming Human,” his exhortation to individual freedom and global... (more)
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jean vanier
It’s Good Friday, the day when Christians follow Jesus down the Via Dolorosa, the way of suffering. Pilgrims in Jerusalem physically retrace Jesus’ steps from the place of his judgement to his crucifixion, and believers around the world retrace Jesus’ last steps through the Stations of the Cross.... (more)
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Easter
It's 25 years since the beginning of the 100 day massacre that left one million Rwandans dead. At the time, I watched helpless and horrified from my home in distant Canada. Today, I am writing this overlooking Rwanda's beautiful hills from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ... (more)
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Rwanda
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genocide, Rwanda