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Spring 2014:
Peace Is a Group Effort:
The People Who Do AGLI's Peacemaking

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Fall 2013:

AGLI Creativity:
Poems, pictures, stories and more

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Summer 2013:

A Foundation that Will Never
Be Eroded on This Mountain:
Assessment of Peace Programs on Mt Elgon, Kenya

By Ezra Kigondu, Benter Obonyo, Joe Ossmann, and Kathy Ossmann

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Spring 2013
Calming the Crowd:
Preventing Violence during the 2013 Kenyan Election

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Background to the 2013 Kenyan Election
By David Zarembka

Hate Speech
By Laura Shipler Chico

Civic Education
By David Zarembka

Citizen Reporter/Call-in Center
By David Zaremkba

Voter Education Program
By Kathy Ossmann

Preventing Violence
By Kathy Ossmann

Election Observation in Lumakanda
By Joe Ossmann

International Connections
By David Zarembka

Comments from Evaluation Session
Notes by Kathy Ossmann

God Has Visited Us
By Florence Ntakarutimana

Establishing the Truth
By Edith Kaze

Goma: When the City Became a Nightmare
By Zawadi Nikuzi

A Listening Session Can Change Someone’s Life
By Zawadi Nikuzi

The Children’s Peace Libraries of Rwanda
By Kirsten Mandala and Henry Hays-Wehle

By Kirsten Mandala


Fall 2012
Quieting the Roaring Lions:
Preventing Violence before It Happens

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Reacting to Communal Violence, Florence Ntakarutimana

They Were Like Roaring Lions, Florence Ntakarutimana

Peacemaking Can Be Tangible, Dorcas Nyambura

Seeing Hatred in Their Eyes, Florence Ntakarutimana

Inter-religious Reconciliation, Nadine Hoover

The Spear in the Corner, Peter Serete

Steps of Reconciliation Have Now Gone Into Water,
Zawadi Nikuse

Mediation: Deliberate Attempts to Prevent Violence,
David Bucura

Preventing Domestic Violence, Ancille Nzigiyimana

Preventing Child Abuse, Val Liveoak

Can Silence Bring Social Change? Benard L. Agona

Overcoming the Violence of Poverty, Ellie Yusuf-Ali

Community Organizing to Prevent Violence,
Andrew Peterson

There Are Still Angels, Judith Ngoya

What One Person Can Do, David Zarembka

Love Has Replaced Hatred: A Visit to Gitega Prison,
Adrien Niyongabo


Spring 2012
Healing Wounded Hearts:
AGLI’s Programs in Central and East Africa

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Awareness, by David Zarembka

Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities – Burundi
by Elin Henrysson

Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities – Rwanda
by Theoneste Bizimana

Healing and Rebuilding Our Community - North Kivu
by Zawadi Nikuze

AGLI Supported Quaker Peacemaking - Kenya
by David Zarembka

Transformative Mediation in Central Africa
by George Brose

Turning the Tide
by David Zarembka

Volunteering with AGLI
by Dawn Rubbert

The Friends Women’s Association and the Kamenge Clinic
by Leah Hazard

Bududa Learning Center, by Sheila Havard

Reading Peace: Rwanda Peace Library, by Annie Loewen

Children of Peace and Rwandan Scholarship Program




Fall 2011
Let Us All Together Be Happy Under One Roof:
The Power of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities

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The Development of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC), by David Zarembka

First International HROC Training of Facilitators, August 2011, by David Zarembka

Report on the First HROC Workshops, April to July 2003,
by Adrien Niyongabo

HROC Participant Testimonies

Book Review: A Peace of Africa, reviewed by Lisa Stewart


Spring 2011
Assessing the Immeasurable:
Attitude Changes that Promote Peace

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A small thing you own is more satisfying than a big thing you borrow
By Florence Ntakarutimana

Cultivating Confidence and Wisdom among the Twa in Rwanda
By Elin Henrysson and Nyiramana Solange

Can Peacemaking Prevent Violence?
By David Zarembka,

Working Together for Clean Water
By Elin Henrysson

Crossing Thresholds, Deepening Relationships
By Elin Henrysson and Andrew Peterson

The Immeasurable Is What Is Important
By David Zarembka


Fall 2010
Promoting Democracy and Peace
in an African Election:

Report on the Burundi Election Violence Prevention Program

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Quaker Peace Network-Africa (QPN-Africa)

Burundi Election Violence Prevention Program
by Adrien Niyongabo

African Elections: Democracy or Dictatorship?
By David Zarembka

Twa Growing Together Project

AGLI’s Partners


Spring 2010
On The Long Road:
Journeys of Peace in Burundi and DRC

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On the Long Road: Burundi
By Alexandra Douglas and Dr. Alexia Nibona

War and Health
Health and Peace
A Community Peace and Health Model
FWA’s Philosophy

On the Long Road: DRC
By Alexandra Douglas and Zawadi Nikuze

The Story You Need to Hear
Learning From Within
The Worst Place to Be a Woman


Fall 2009
Love Thy Neighbor:
Understanding and Reconciliation

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Editorial Comment

Why We Should “Love Thy Neighbor”
By Angela Forcier

Why I Do What I Do: Life in Bududa, Uganda
By Barbara Wybar

HROC and the Batwa Ethnic Group in Rwanda
By Theoneste Bizimana

Living Abundantly
By Deborah Dakin

A Bumpy Road to Mediation By George Brose

Applying These Teachings: Testimonies from Congo
By Zawadi Nikuze

By David Zarembka

Reaching a Common Reconciliation
By Adrien Niyongabo

Welcome Back
By Dorcas Nyambura


Spring 2009
To Love My Country Without Fear:
Evaluation of Alternatives to Violence Project Workshops
in Rwandan Settlement Camps

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Executive Summary



AVP/Implementing Organization

Evaluation Methodolgy


Recommendations for the Futute




Fall 2008

Putting Down a Heavy Load:
Recovery from Civil War in Burundi

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Editorial Comment
By David Zarembka

Not Development, Transformation
By Andrew Peterson

Recovery in Mutaho, Burundi
By Adrien Niyongabo

Introduction to Mutaho, Burundi

Aftermath of the Visit to the Gitega Prison

HROC Testimonies from Mutaho

Goodness Is Not a Debt

Rema (Have Courage)--The Mutaho Widows Group

Heading for the Kamenge Clinic
By Dr. Alexia Nibona, Director

A Day in the Life of a Workcamper
By Sara Gmitter





Spring 2008
Confronting the Conflict in Kenya:
Analysis and Response

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The Blind Men and the Kenyan Elephant:
Nine Interpretations of the Violence in Kenya in Early 2008
By David Zarembka, Coordinator

Peace Dialogues in Kenya From a report by Jared Nyagwoka

Empowering Youth to Find Alternatives to Violence
By Julia O’Connor

AGLI Releases Malesi Kinaro for Peace Building in Kenya

AGLI Updates



Winter 2007
I am the Change I Want to See in the World

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AVP has been holding workshops in Kenya since 2003. Many participants have spoken glowingly about its impact in their personal lives and workplaces. The purpose of this evaluation is to find out if the project is achieving its goals, and how it might strengthen its impact throughout the country.





Winter 2007
The Shape of Burundi is Like a Human Heart

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This issue is a series of emails sent by first-time AGLI workcamper, Whitney Popp, to her friends and family. Whitney, who is from California, had never been to Washington DC before, much less Africa.

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Winter 2007
Changes of Hearts: The Slow Walk of Healing

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A Little Peace of Kenya By Aletia Dundas

Friends’ Prophetic Voice By Malesi Kinaro

The Returnees’ Plight By David Zarembka

Healing HIV-Positive Women By Florence Ntakarutimana

Imperceptible Change of Hearts By Bethany Mahler


Fall 2007
Now I am Human: Testimonies from the Healing and Companions Program in Rwanda and Burundi

Rwanda: By Bethany Mahler and Florence Ntakarutimana
Burundi: By Adrien Niyongabo

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Executive Summary




HROC Philosophy




Spring 2007
Christianity, Non-violence and the Challenge Before Us

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From Silence By Laura Shipler Chico

Love and Caring for Each Other:
AVP and Spirituality From a Kenyan Christian Perspective
By Malesi Kinaro

Planting the Tree of Peace among Enemies
By Anna Crumley-Effinger

HROC—What Are We Really Doing?
A Discussion between Peter Yeomans, Laura Shipler Chico, and Dave Zarembka

Can We Stop Genocide and Other Violent Conflict?
Thoughts by David Zarembka