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Human Rights
Apr. 24, 2014

Coinciding with this month’s 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, a Fetzer Institute-funded radio documentary on forgiveness and reconciliation in post-atrocity Rwanda and Uganda entitled, "Finding It Within Ourselves," was broadcast last week on Radio Rwanda and SAFM in South Africa. This follows the airing of the...

Rwandan genocide, Uganda, forgiveness, reconciliation, gacaca
Apr. 22, 2014

How strange. She only meant to open the shutters and greet the morning light, touch the flowers and plants with her fingers, and all these thoughts rushed in. They always did, it seemed. Like mirrors of her soul the things of her garden reflected what grew within her and triggered thoughts profuse as petals. How strange. How wonderful. 

—Murray Bodo from Clare: A Light in the Garden


nature, beauty, garden, Earth Day,
Compassionate Love
Apr. 18, 2014

To mark the April 12 observance of International Street Children Day, we spoke with Fetzer advisor Irene Rizzini, founder of Brazil’s International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI), about her work with this vulnerable population in Rio de Janeiro. This is the second and final excerpt of our conversation.

The main lesson that we learned in our years...

children, poverty, Brazil, love, forgiveness, compassion