Thursday, December 4, 2008

102 Degrees F in Juba

Its 102 degrees Fahrenheit in the office here in Juba, Southern Sudan. I have been here for 2 weeks helping new reps set up an office and finalize program plans. Its rewarding work in this hot dusty place. Our computers are covered by a thick layer of sand by the end of the day and my mosquito net is covered in fine powder which emits a cloud every time I bump it.

To the right is a picture that summarizes the tensions between poverty/wealth, rural/urban, and traditional/modern. It was taken from the office window.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wecome to Jon's Journeys with Peace

Welcome to my blog. This is an attempt to keep those who are interested informed with my calling to be a peacebuilding consultant and nonviolence trainer. Right now I am between international jobs but teaching an Eastern Mennonite Seminary course entitled Active Nonviolence; Nurturing Peaceful Transformation.

I just returned from Kenya where a colleague (see photo of Jon and Esther) and I conducted a program review of the Mennonite Central Committee program in Kenya.

Watch this blog for thoughts, reports and questions that arise from my journey with peace.