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Archive for November, 2008

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Thanksgiving in Burundi

Like a number of people from the US, Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holidy, since it is focused around being together with family and giving thanks, with little material focus, except for on food of course.
And at least according to the mythology of Thanksgiving, it was from the start a multicultural event, so while [...]

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Friday, November 21st, 2008

Planting Seeds of Solidarity

Some of my passions that tend to fall by the wayside in my work are for environmentmental stewardship, addressing global warming, and organic food.  But over the past few months Adrien, Désiré and I have been putting together a program to incorporate these along with our peace work all in one project.
The idea is rooted [...]

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Friday, November 7th, 2008

For John McKendy

 
John McKendy, a regular reader of this blog and friend of mine, was killed on October 31, allegedly by his daughter’s estranged ex-husband.  John had come to Burundi the last two summers as a workcamper with the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI), and in particular helped to build the clinic for the Friends Women’s Association.  [...]

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