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A Mile In Their Shoes

"[T}he U.S. [seeks] security through dominance and military might. ... The Helmand to Kabul peace walkers display a better means of securing peace: the path of fellowship with our neighbors on this planet, of living simply so that others might simply live, and of willingness to share, even partially, in the human hardship and precarity others face." - Kathy Kelly

Death at the Gate

Afghan Peace Volunteer guest Ken Hannaford-Ricardi speaks of the ongoing violence in this forgotten nation even as young people dedicate their lives to peace. We must stand with them and work to end America's longest war.

From Afghanistan to My Mother and the Child in Everyone

When the United States dropped the "Mother of All Bombs" on Afghanistan, Dr. Hakim knew he had to speak out. In a letter to his own mother, he speaks of the abnormality of war and the hope for peace in the people of Afghanistan, particularly the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Though the nonviolent majority is "illiterate in nonviolence," Dr. Hakim and APV are transforming that illiteracy by teaching and living peace, so one day the whole world will say "Enough!" to war.

Angry, Desperate, Rejected

50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech, the desperate, angry, rejected people suffering from wars multiply as the United States undermines peace around the world. Yet with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kathy Kelly has found women and men working for peace in the midst of near-hopelessness. Their story should inspire the same tireless effort for peace in all of us.

Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen

Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, absorbs more refugees than does the United States, despite itself being a target of U.S. and Saudi Arabian aggression. Peace Activist Kathy Kelly breaks down this unconscionable situation and calls on us to raise our voices for peace and justice for the people of Yemen.