Yes, I’ll Be Your Neighbor

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Can we, like Mr. Rogers, try to turn goodness into something attractive? Something so natural that we can’t think of any response other than kindness towards those who happen to be in our neighborhood – whether they are permanent residents or strangers passing through?

Broken

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We cannot undo our brokenness, but we can, perhaps, remake it into something beautiful

One Year On

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What happened during the year in this regard is significant: the students came to understand that anyone can be a peace hero, even (and especially) those within their immediate sphere of influence. They learned about famous people “out there,” but in the process they grasped the most important message embedded in these people’s stories – that “peace begins with me”

A Word From South Africa

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“South Africa is such a special country that still has a lot of pain and hurt to work through. Many of my students spoke about things that they had not discussed openly with their peers before. It was a beautiful process, watching them respect the opinions that differed from theirs”