Politics and Advocacy

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After a long break from posting, here is an update on what I’ve been doing with work in the last month…

A team-building game that combines a sack race and soccer. Youth from different political parties each place one leg in a sack and work together. A team-building game that combines a sack race and soccer. Youth from different political parties each place one leg in a sack and try to work together.

As Burundi prepares for the presidential elections next year, our organization (Mi-PAREC) is now working to encourage a peaceful process leading up to the elections. One of the ways that we have worked on this is through a course taught through GLPI, the institute that I coordinate. In May, we offered a course entitled Peace Theology in Contexts of Political Injustice. It was an interesting course that led to good discussions about how religious leaders can teach their communities to respond to injustice with non-violence rather than the violent response so common in this region with its history of war and violent…

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