The value of my stay at the Nansen and Oslo Summer School
I’ve always cared about peace-making and reconciliation, and this is the story of how the Summer School at the Lillehammer Nansen Academy and the University of Oslo offered a path, says Elena Levina.
Givat Haviva – working for coexistence and a shared society in Israel
How do we find the formula for the best lives together? How do we share the resources and opportunities in a given society when some feel they have more rights than others? [Read more…]
Living in contrasts – between peace and war in Kyiv Ukraine
If you take a walk in the centre of Kyiv in Ukraine, you will not see any clear signs of a country in war. [Read more…]
Where have all the students gone?
In Argo, in the mountainous area of Badakshan, there is a district school where 2600 students are enrolled. One day when the government monitors came to inspect the school there were only 12 students present. [Read more…]
“They have just shot some people, that’s all”
Some years ago, I was working in a place known to host very violent armed groups.
All of the sudden, while standing with some of the children we were working with, we heard tree, four shots. “They killed three people, they killed three people”, some kids warned. [Read more…]
Packing the Suitcase for Peace – What do We Choose to Fill it With?
I still remember the first time I reflected on my family’s escape from the war between Iraq and Iran in the 80’s. The after-school teacher asked me to tell about the route and describe my memories. I could not because I was not sure what this meant. [Read more…]
The Beginning of a New Understanding
Dialogue is about discovering one’s own needs and the needs of others. Most people aren’t aware that the statements they make have more than one side to them. [Read more…]
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