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No More War For Afghanistan
May 31, 2016, 12:37pm Kathy Kelly
Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan. Rashid has insisted, for years, that severe...
Apr 5, 2016, 5:40pm Dr. Hakim
The following photographs were taken by Dr. Hakim of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Please click on the links to advance to a photo essay website to see more of Dr. Hakim's fabulous photos and to read the attending essays.Green (photo at...
Mar 1, 2016, 5:12pm Dr. Hakim
On 31st Jan, I followed Zekerullah, an Afghan Peace Volunteer who coordinates the Borderfree Street Kids School in Kabul, to visit Zuhair (right) and his family in their rented room. Zuhair attends the School on Fridays with 92 other working and...
Feb 17, 2016, 7:06pm David Smith-Ferri
Last month, as US border patrol agents began rounding up Central American women and children denied asylum, a small group of international peace activists from Voices for Creative Nonviolence boarded a plane for Helsinki, Finland, to visit two...
Jan 4, 2016, 7:12pm Carolyn Coe
They have descended from homes built on the mountainside. Women sit together in the cemetery not to mourn but to wait for the duvet distribution to begin. When I approach them, each woman extends a hand in greeting. Some have the needed small...
Dec 22, 2015, 2:11pm Kathy Kelly
December 20th -  Here in Kabul, young friends with the Afghan Peace Volunteers look forward  to learning more about “The Tea Project” in late December, when Aaron Hughes arrives, an artist, a U.S. military veteran, and a core member of...
Dec 16, 2015, 2:01pm Kathy Kelly
December 11, 2015 - Here in Kabul, over breakfast with Afghan Peace Volunteers, or APVs, we easily recalled key elements of the conflict resolution and peer mediation “train the trainers” workshops that Ellis Brooks, with Voices for Creative...
Nov 23, 2015, 4:51pm Dr. Hakim
Dr Adele Kubein works at Oregon State University in Corvallis, USA and in the letters below over the past three years, she becomes vulnerable with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, expressing her love with tears. Dr Adele Kubein, in the...
Oct 26, 2015, 6:25pm Kathy Kelly
Tall, lanky, cheerful and confident, Esmatullah easily engages his young students at the Street Kids School, a project of Kabul’s  “Afghan Peace Volunteers,” an antiwar community with a focus on service to the poor.  Esmatullah teaches...
Oct 13, 2015, 6:24pm Dr. Hakim
Kabul, Afghanistan - We live in a World at War, and as fellow human beings, what can we do for refugees like 45-year-old Abdul Fatah, who has been crying lately, who doesn’t have a home in his own home?World at War is the title of a report...