ROOTS – this is about who you are. It’s your family and your history, your victories and your pain. These roots go so deep that necessarily intercross with the roots of others – other people, other nations, other countries. RECONCILIATION – this is about how to deal with your pain and learn to live in […]
When I first meet my dear colleagues from YMCA Slovakia, I was just starting an independent cultural NGO in the same building as they were seated and, at that moment at the very centre of my bohemian life, a Christian non-profit organization crossed my path. That was a real surprise for me as my only […]
I felt a bit privileged to be invited to participate in this Project (“Give Peace a Chance” – ROOTS Tandem Group Project – Istanbul, Turkey) as a guest since I was neither a Peace Work Institute participant, nor a Tandem Group member. As all my fellow friends, I had certain concerns about the visit to Turkey […]
When I was a child I loved the smell of new things. I could not help it. The erasers, the clay blocks, the cellophane, the glue, the plastic toys or the sharpened pencils gave off an intense aroma that always tried to soak me. As I grew up, I found out others: the one in […]
An iconic figure during 90-es and beginning of the new millennium – Pip Wilson has been the inspiration of generations of YMCA people worldwide. His, energy, motivation and charisma would leave few indifferent. And last week he made the big return – as one of the facilitators of YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Project Peace […]
40 participants from 17 different European countries assembled in the medieval castle of San Servando within YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute Alumni Reunion. From Portugal to Azerbaijan, From Armenia to Northern Ireland – stretching the continent from all sides they came together – to celebrate their common journey of Peace… 2012 – […]
Regardless of our backgrounds, situations and experiences the thing that unites us is that we were all there for the same purpose – to empower young people and bring peace into the digital projects we do.