The Organization of the Women of UNOCANC, OMU, began in the year of 1983, as part of the UNOCANC. The UNOCANC is the Union of Rural Organizations in the North of Cotopaxi.Read more
Our women's organization "Building the Future" is located in the parish San Buena Ventura and belongs to Latacunga Province. It is eight years old. We are rural peasant people but women who struggle. To face poverty we gather a group of 27 women, and 2 men.Read more
In our community FEDICE began its work in the year 1998 with smaller projects of guinea pigs and rabbits. Then, we started with the project of cultivation of white onion. Later on we included the Ovine Project. It was very good and the FEDICE is helping us with another project of cattle.Read more
There are many points of view here in Chile about the possibility of a war between the United States with its allies and Iraq. I have listened to Chileans with the opinion that the Muslims are gearing up to take over the world, and that we should do everything we can to eradicate this threat from the earth, and to others who feel strongly that the United States is once again playing the role of the global bully. Some say that the Chilean president should call for a national vote to let the people decide what path to take, while others fear that terrorism will come again, as it did before, to their country.
Dear Friends and Family,
During my studies at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute organized by Eastern Mennonite University, I participated in a class called Theatre, Ritual, and Peacebuilding. One of the rituals, created and lead by the Rev. Grace Cangialosi was called, "Love the questions." You can imagine it by listening to the sounds of…
water tinkling over rocks in a glass bowl.
three people whispering "love the questions" over and over again.
each person in the circle reading a question out loud and then placing another stone in the glass bowl.
“Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it. “ - From The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Up until these last two years the first thing I thought of when I heard the word courage was the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz. This mental picture, of course, makes me smile. But a new sobering image has replaced the amusing one. Now, my vision of courage comes from the women of Guatemala. Let me give you one portrait out of which this idea evolved.