Search Results for Tag: peace
Bringing peace to Papua New Guinea
It was a single act of violence that changed 28-year-old John Wamelik’s life forever. At home in a country with one of the world’s most diverse populations, John is now on a mission to make Papua New Guinea a more peaceful place.
Emily Richmond has the story from Rabaul, PNG:
Peace through the arts in Bahrain
Since February 2011, the tiny country of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf has been plagued by sectarian divisions. But Wafa believes that reconciliation is possible – and one of the ways she is bringing people back together is with an art community she founded, called Malja.
Listen to the report by John Ridley:
Check out Wafa’s arts community, Malja, on Facebook.
Peace, one person at a time
Viola in the Netherlands gave up her high-level job to start making a difference in the world. She and the organization Masterpeace are mobilizing people all over the world ahead of the 2014 International Day of Peace.
Listen to the report by Jessie Wingard:
Check out Masterpeace’s website for more info.
Palestinian artist gives hope to community under occupation
Eid, a 26-year-old Palestinian Bedouin, turns scrap material into art. His own house may be facing imminent demolition, but he is determined that his children will inherit his capacity to dream.
Watch a short documentary film about Eid here.
From DW reporter Kate Laycock:
I first met Eid in November 2010, when I visited his village in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the company of a mutual friend.
Although many people had tried to describe Eid to me, nothing could have prepared me for the emotion of the encounter.
Here is a young man living in one of the poorest areas of the occupied West Bank. The villages live in rickety concrete dwellings with corrugated iron roofs. Almost all the homes in his part of the village have demolition orders on them. The bulldozers could come at any time.
And yet he dares to dream.