Join the Afghan Peace Volunteers on their Nowruz. • We will begin the conversation on March 21, 2013 at about 6:30 pm Afghanistan time, 10 am Eastern USA. • sign up by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org • or follow instructions at the website: http://globaldaysoflistening.org/ * view the schedule & pick a time * then email us email@example.com
Our planet needs all of us more now than ever before. Consider planting a tree as our friends in Kabul have been doing each spring. Wear your blue scarf each time you have the opportunity.
We will be listening again to people from different parts of the globe: invite your international friends!
Love is how we will ask for peace ~ with the Afghan Peace Volunteers
Najib didn’t even know how to write his own name in his own language. But he was educated because he fended for his and his grandmother’s life by collecting and selling trash in the rough Quetta streets of Pakistan, and he offered his hand of friendship to other street kids.
Love letters from Kabul – On a fairer education, A fairer life for all
It’s not that important to be first in class. I think it doesn’t make us better people.
I mean, just because I get an education doesn’t mean I can solve the problems in my life or in this country, or be kind to others.
Those who flew the planes on September 11th were educated but I sense that they didn’t understand what to do with their anger. Also, those who ‘remote control’ today’s drones are educated but don’t seem to understand the anger they cause. I prefer ‘humbler’ folk, like mothers, shepherds and laborers.
I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. (William Butler Yeats)
Haroon has recurring dreams. Haroon whose father was killed when he was a boy and who remembers a gnawing hunger during the long winter in every year of his childhood. At night, he dreams that someone drops him from a great height. He freefalls through the air, crashes to hard ground, and dies. During the day, he dreams of relief from the anger and confusion that pursue him, and of being a photographer, a traveler. (click on photo for more)