All stories about peaceful change
Afghanistan: Better than meeting Springsteen November 11, 2010
Some people are thrilled to meet rock stars or celebrities. I, on the other hand, get really excited about meeting grape growers.
Tajikistan: In Central Asia's hidden treasure October 26, 2010
As a Desk Officer going on a field visit for the very first time, I could not have asked for a better place to visit than Tajikistan. I’ve come to think of it as a lost and/or hidden treasure in the middle of Central Asia.
Uganda: ‘An Ik is born with peace’ October 22, 2010
Under the shade of a sprawling acacia tree — encircled by a small crowd of elders and local leaders — the man stands, speaking passionately about his people and the situation they find themselves in these days.
Zimbabwe: Finding reason for optimism in Zimbabwe October 5, 2010
I am just back from a few days visiting Mercy Corps programs in Zimbabwe and it was fascinating.
World Vote Now! October 1, 2010
What could happen if every person in every country had the opportunity to vote on a global referendum? This is the question asked by Joel Marsden’s intriguing documentary World Vote Now.
Uganda: Bridging gaps from the inside out September 29, 2010
The people of Northern Uganda have been pummeled by the blows of conflict for so many years, they’re somewhat used to violence as a way of resolving disputes.
Haiti: Campaigning for a new Haiti September 28, 2010
Campaigning is starting to get underway in Haiti, two months before the Presidential election scheduled on November 28.
No substitute for peace September 27, 2010
What’s the big idea? In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to declare the 21st of September as the International Day of Peace.
Tajikistan: Through a Caring Lens September 24, 2010
DR Congo: A day of peace in Congo September 21, 2010
Around the world, people took a moment to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Mercy Corps team in Nyanzale, Democratic Republic of the Congo took time to celebrate the call for ceasefire and non-violence with the communities from displacement camps and Nyanzale town.