Tag: Africa

Following President Trump's Muslim Ban, My Commitment to Reaching Out Into the World is Stronger Than Ever

Following President Trump's Muslim Ban, My Commitment to Reaching Out Into the World is Stronger Than Ever
The America that President Trump is showing to the world is not my America. And so my commitment to this blog project just got stronger. And much harder. Today, our president announced his immigration ban on Muslims from seven countries. Those countries are:¬†Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. To date, I have only... Read more »

Uganda: The Pearl of Africa

Uganda: The Pearl of Africa
My limited knowledge of Uganda conjures up nightmarish news coverage of Idi Amin and the atrocities of his violent reign during the 1970s. Decades later, when I saw the film, The Last King of Scotland,” I was reminded of Amin’s cruelties and how horrific the world seemed when I was a teenager. Yet after Amin... Read more »

From the Heart of Congo

From the Heart of Congo
This is my tenth posting. A perfect time, I think, to reflect upon this blog project. There are differences, of course. Some of the interviewees lead peaceful, idyllic lives while others face hardship and challenges. Yet there is more commonality than difference in their answers. ¬†They talk of peace. They talk about the natural beauty... Read more »
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