One week from November, 12 to November, 18 was marked by an outstanding 2nd session of the YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute in Berlin. I had the honor to ‘leap’ into this project missing the first step – the session in Tbilisi, to be embraced by the open and caring participants. This […]
When you start talking about peace, everyone stands for it, after couple of minutes it stops right there. I think it happens like this because “your work” is not to make it happen, is to let it happen. I have the pleasure to be one of the participants of YMCA Europe’ Peace Work Institute and […]
In the past two sessions of the YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute (PWI), the participants dealt with the topic of peace in various ways. We learned that peace work is a complex task that needs to be tackled sensitively. In order not to cause any damage in the implementation of a peace […]
From November 12 to 18, 2017, the second seminar of the Peace Work Institute took place in Berlin. In April, approximately 30 participants from about 15 (mostly) European countries had already met for the start of the project in Tiblisi, Georgia. (Read more about) In the “Roots for Reconciliation” program initiated by YMCA Europe, young […]
2017, November 12-18. Berlin. Fifty-seven years ago there was a city where its people were over night separated by a long wall. It was in a moment when the country was still recovering from terrors of previous wars. The wall remained there for 28 years and for Berliners and for the whole country it was […]
Berlin was chosen as the location where the 2nd Peace Work Institute session was held, including 30 young people from 15 European countries who got inspired and empowered for peace work in their communities.
August 11 – 13 at the YMCA Camp Daranak (Armenia), a Programme Forum was held for the Syrian – Armenian group leaders, within the YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation project – Local Capacities for Peace component. Read more…
“Peace begins with a smile” – said Mother Teresa; “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without” – the words of Buddha; “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart” – George Michael; “He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home” – you can […]
On 25-31 July, 2017 a summer tent camp was held in Patara village in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) by YMCA Artsakh in frames of the YMCA Europe “Roots for Reconciliation” project, Local Capacities for Peace component. Summer camp is the best way to unite young people with different hobbies, habits, thoughts and dreams. I have participated in […]
Karabakh for me is a place where amazingly beautiful nature is reflected in the souls of its citizens. I probably have never seen so openhearted and hospitable people, who are eager to host and feed a stranger as well as to sacrifice their lives for their Motherland any second of their being.