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3 lessons on non-violent communication in relationships

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Communicating without listening can be very lonely
Communicating without listening can be very lonely

Earlier this week was Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day in the United States, a national holiday celebrating the American hero who fought passionately, in a non-violent way, for the civil rights of African Americans during the 1950s and 1960s.

MLK’s philosophy for the civil rights and social justice movement embodied a commitment to non-violent communication and resistance. Continue reading 3 lessons on non-violent communication in relationships

Reminder of Kenyan post-election violence

“Keep Peace Fellow Kenyan”

A couple of days ago, I snapped this shot along Kibera Drive, on the limits of the Kibera community in Nairobi. It serves as a poignant reminder of the post-election violence which shattered Kenyan society in early 2008. Before a power-sharing agreement was established, over 1000 people had been killed nationwide; Kibera was particularly affected. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get different perspectives on the root causes of the conflict: some say ethnic tensions, and others point to socio-economic issues. It’s probably both. With elections approaching again in 2012 and no firm resolution to the issues, people are worried that violence will rear its head again.