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Wednesday, June 01th, 2016

War & Citizenship: Experiential Learning Without Violence

“Take students to Vietnam? Isn’t that a war zone?”   It was 9/11 that radicalized my teaching. Hearing my students embrace war in Afghanistan and Iraq as an answer to our national grief inspired my entrepreneurial spirit. How can we use our grief from violence to inspire peace? How can we teach kids to generate shared wealth as a means… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Memorial Day: an Opportunity to Teach Peace

Veterans tell us "war is hell." Those who mourn the loss of a soldier this Memorial Day get it. However, the percentage of the U.S. population serving in the military is less than one-half of 1% - the lowest levels since World War II. To those of us in the civilian population Memorial Day is little more than a 3-day… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

Funding Boost for Cambodia’s Hero Mine-Detecting Rats NGO

BY SIMON HENDERSON | MARCH 17, 2014 The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin testing highly skilled African Giant Pouched Rats—nicknamed… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

A Reason to Smile

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide.   Joy Watson travelled with Network for Africa founder Rebecca Tinsley and others to Rwanda in March. Today, on the 21st anniversary of the start of the genocide, we share her impressions of Rwanda. “The land of a thousand hills and a million smiles” declares the large billboard… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Cleaning a land riddled with bombs

International New York Times Sat, 28 Mar 2015 BY THOMAS FULLER One woman has led a single-minded effort to clean up the fallout of a nine-year American air campaign that made Laos one of the most heavily bombed places on earth. Thao Kae and his friends were foraging for their dinner, collecting the bamboo shoots that grow in the jungle… [Read Full Article]
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