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Identity: Report from Kenya, by David Zarembka

It seems that humans, in order to deal with the mass of humanity they encounter, need to organize the masses by reverting to labeling people through identity. I don’t know if this is genetic or a learned behavior (clearly the details are very much learned), but it is the root of much of the problems […]

Kenya & Region: Alternatives to Violence shows great heart; great work

If you want to support the work of peace and reconciliation and conflict resolution…if you’d like to make a difference in Africa…here is an important website to explore the African Great Lakes Initiative. There, look for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) which “encourages participants to recognize that they can best find their own answers […]

Violence in Kenya in Early 2008—Nine Interpretations by David Zarembka, Coordinator African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams

To understand the situation in Kenya as “ancient tribal hatreds” is to understand World War I and World War II as “ancient tribal hatreds” between the Germans on one side and the French, English, and Russians on the other.—David Zarembka David Zarembka and Gladys Kamonya of the African Great Lakes Initiative appeared in St. Louis […]

Kenyan Quaker Letter Sent to the Leaders of the Nation

When I received this full letter sent by Kenyan Friends (Quakers) to the two disputing leaders about the state of Kenya and the election and the contextualizing comments from David Zarembka, I felt moved to share it on Riehlife. As Dawn L. Rubbert from the St. Louis Quaker group says, “This is important history. It […]