more sadness, more urgency for our work as peacebuilders.

instanbulWishing much solace to the survivors and loved ones of the Istanbul airport attack. One grows weary reiterating this message so frequently, attached to a different locale…and yet it is the discord, misunderstanding and violence in our world that means we need to double down, triple down, and quadruple down on our efforts to promote peace and compassion everywhere.

Orlando, we’re with you.

mickeyOur hearts go out to all affected by yesterday’s tragedy in Orlando. Wising solace to the loved ones of the victims, the survivors, the first responders, and to all those whose belief in humanity is understandably rattled by these acts of violence.

At times like this, it may not feel like we peacebuilding folks are making a difference. We are. According to an African proverb (which I’ve also found in a fortune cookie), the spiders united can trap the lion. We’ve gotta keep weaving that web.