Commemoration of Professor Anne Goodman – Remembered One Year Later

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Submitted by Issa Kirarira, Chairman, InterChange Uganda Today, the 1st of August, marks one year from when Professor Anne Goodman passed on. In Uganda, her death was celebrated in Lutego, Mukono, where trees were planted in her memory on August 3rd, 2013.  On November 16th, 2013, two more trees were planted while celebrating an International […]

InterChange Uganda Celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

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Submitted by Issa Kirarira, Chairman, InterChange Uganda 6 April 2014 – This year we celebrate the first-ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. We at the United Nations know that sport is a universal language, uniting groups and nations across divides. Sport empowers youth, promotes good health and deepens UN values such as […]

Using Digital Stories to explore community and mental health with the South Etobicoke Youth Assembly

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Mental health and community are reinforcing concepts; thus, investing in one leads to an investment in the other. InterChange Toronto partnered with the LAMP Community Health Centre to run a pilot workshop series on digital storytelling with youth aged 14-18 from the South Etobicoke Youth Assembly in order to explore ideas around mental health and […]

Uganda – Tolerance day marked with a call on people to live together harmoniously

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November 16, 2013 Reverend Fredrick Muligisa of Kisowera Church of Uganda (COU), has called upon Ugandans to tolerate each other and live together harmoniously if meaningful peace is to be achieved. Rev Muligisa made the call during celebrations to mark this year’s International Day of Tolerance. The celebrations for the international Day of Tolerance were […]

Disconnected Love

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Submitted by Pamela Snell The way that I understand peace in my life changes from day to day and from moment to moment. Today I am thinking about how personal violence is perpetrated by moments of disconnection. Specifically, disconnection in our relationships with others. I am currently the age where I go to a lot […]

Vukovar and Transmission of Trauma and Negative Narratives

TRANSMISSION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA AND NEGATIVE NARRATIVES 12 JUNE 2013 CHARLES DAVID TAUBER, M.D. In this posting, I will highlight an issue that is a substantial one in all of the areas in which InterChange is working and discuss a little of what we in Vukovar are attempting to do about it. First, we need […]

Building Positive Relationships – It’s In Our Nature

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Submitted by Carolyn Webb I’ve come to the conclusion that what makes us thrive as humans is the connections we have and foster. Our relationships with others, as well as our relationships with ourselves, are what give meaning to our lives. I’ve been coming to this realization for awhile now, but this idea has become […]

Romero House – creating a culture of welcome in Toronto

Submitted by Anthea Darychuk “In our culture we have a family place where we all go for big events. Romero House is like our family place in Canada” – Naman Thamir, from Iraq “People can’t really feel at peace until they know they are safe and accepted into Canada. Until they know their status. Romero House […]

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013

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Submitted by Malik Rashid To observe International Women’s Day, InterChange invites you to share your story of resilience in the face of violence and oppression against women and how your efforts or the efforts of those around you are breaking the cycle of trauma. Of Losing and regaining love and humanity Story of my efforts to […]

Let There Be Peace

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The following poem was shared by Rhona Bhuyan, an InterChange member and a teacher currently working at the  Khartoum American School in Sudan.  The poem was written by two Grade 10 students and was inspired by one of the stories by John Paul Lederach in his book The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building […]