For years, unrest has raged in the Karamoja region of Uganda, on the Kenyan border. Livestock theft is a frequent cause. The emerging arms trade is causing an uptick in violence. Efforts by the Ugandan army to rid the area of weapons are proving counterproductive: Soldiers’ use … [Read more...] about Majoring in peace
They can tell you anything about 2013. That it was a miserable year because of the ongoing crisis, the NSA leaks or the violence in Syria and Egypt. More than 10 million people in the Philippines were victimized by a typhoon. Of course, they’re right: 2013 was horrible. But don’t … [Read more...] about Best. Year. Ever.
How three friends rescued hundreds of Uganda's child soldiers. Marco Visscher | July/August 2010 issue Lauren Grace had never read a piece of Congressional legislation. “It’s pretty dry reading,” she says. But one January night this year, the 25-year-old University of Oklahoma … [Read more...] about Activism for beginners
While economic upheaval has caused many businesses to fail, Ode has interviewed several entrepreneurs who have found ways to thrive and remain focused on positive social change. We interviewed them about their companies, how they view the current economic situation, how they … [Read more...] about Interview with Kjerstin Erickson, founder of FORGE
Ode reader and conflict resolution expert Craig Zelizer nominated Robi Damelin for her work at advocating peace in Israel and comforting parents who have lost children to war. Craig Zelizer | Jan/Feb 2009 issue Robi Damelin, founder of The Parents Circle. Tel Aviv, … [Read more...] about Robi Damelin: Circle of parents, circle of peace