Tag Archive: Justice

Mothers carry the world

As we celebrate Mother’s Day in many parts of the world today, our thoughts and prayers turn to the thousands of moms who have been displaced from their homes in Burma, struggling to care for their babes every day in IDP and refugee camps. We honor these moms and say... Read More

May 13, 2012 Leave your thoughts

How do you rate your happiness?

Some weeks ago, while I was in Rangoon, Burma, I had dinner with two people from Kachin State. While feasting on yummy Kachin food, the lady, Grace, talked about her dreams and fears for the future.  She has grown up in one of the world’s poorest, and most oppressed nations.... Read More

May 10, 2012 2 Comments

To be brave like chicken droppings

I have been thinking about what courage is. I want to be a courageous woman, but so often I am not. I am brave, but I am chicken shit, like Alanis Morisette says in her song Hand in my pocket. Around my neck I carry a simple silver necklace that... Read More

April 5, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Meeting the Archbishop

I went to Rangoon. The first meeting I had was with the Archbishop of the Catholic church. I met a man who I now respect deeply. The Archbishop met me with a big smile at the entrance of his compound. There was little that reminded me of an Archbishop. He... Read More

March 26, 2012 3 Comments

Words cannot express all

This is Rev. John Maw (Not his real name). He is 78. His wife is Pah Luu (Not her real name). She is 72.  They live in an abandoned cement building together with a few hundred others who recently fled their villages. “We did not want to leave our village,”... Read More

January 12, 2012 1 Comment

Following a slick smile or a clean conscience?

I think I am reading too much news. I am getting too obsessed with politics, and especially with politicians. I have been watching the men (and woman) trying to get themselves nominated for an election in the US and I think I may be watching a very-well rehearsed drama, where... Read More

January 10, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Free, full lives for the children in Burma?

Tonight I went to the Friends’ church of Fairbanks annual fundraiser for Partners. It was a great event. This is the story I shared: Emily Paw was three. She wore a bracelet and two ankle bracelets. Her hair had small curls. I took a dress out from my bag and... Read More

October 1, 2011 5 Comments