An interview with Bonnie Castañeda de Garcia of Honduras on the transformative role of arts & culture in violent environments.
How many times had I been him? Just wanting to get through to the next stage to achieve those ever-elusive results? Demonstrating my own ignorance and intolerance? Wreaking havoc and unleashing anger as a result?
On Invisible Children’s latest Kony2012 campaign: What does “the founder’s inability to just ‘stay’ with Jacob in that dark, low moment” [when he talks about how much he misses his slain brother] say about the organization’s approach?
Too many TED talks. Too little time. Here’s some I’ve come across over the last few months to share with how-matters.org readers.
How-matters.org’s Friday feature! Sharing “A Ritual To Read To Each Other” by William Stafford
How-matters.org’s Friday feature! Sharing “The Place Where We Are Right,” a poem by Yehuda Amichai
Ruiari Nolan of Peace Direct offers the following guest post, sharing their experience of trying to determine what is important in relationships with grassroots organisations, and how they’re trying to measure performance in this area.
How-matters.org’s Friday feature! Sharing “Give Us Our Peace,” a poem by Langston Hughes, and featuring the poet, Daniel Carlton, who will be performing at Solar Sister’s Illuminate Event in NYC on September 18th.
How-matters.org Friday feature! Sharing a poem by D.H. Lawrence.
How-matters.org new Friday feature! Sharing a poem by Ted Loder.
Richard Moore, founder of Children in Crossfire in Derry, Ireland, discusses the figurative blind spots for many people as they become involved in aid work. Richard, who was literally blinded by a British soldier at the age of 10, also discusses the value of community and the power of vulnerability.
Highlights from my conversations with the great people I was able to connect with in Ireland – Alessandra Pigni, Richard Moore, Hans Zomer and Clare Mulvany – and thoughts on the opening of the Derry Peace Bridge.
The new Peace Bridge in Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland will be dedicated on June 25th. And amazing to me still, I, the poet, will be there.
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