“Voice from the Field: Empowering Local Communities – Challenges of Active Nonviolence Training in Uganda”

This article is featured in Women Peacemakers Program (WPP)’s November-December 2013 newsletter. To read the entire newsletter, click here. To learn more about WPP, click here. By Phil Wilmot, Solidarity Uganda Phil Wilmot is one of many co-founders and volunteers of Solidarity Uganda. His wife Suzan Abong, a voluntary Director of the organization, comes from […]

“An interview with Suzan Abong Wilmot, Harrisburg resident, jewelry-maker, nonviolence trainer, and mother.”

From Women Connect‘s December 2013 issue: Having lived her entire life in Uganda, Suzan relocated to the city of Harrisburg in 2012 to be with her Pennsylvanian husband and experience his world. We spoke with her to gather her reflections on the life of an East African woman in central Pennsylvania. What was the most […]

“If you go to one of those third world countries and come back here, you’ll kiss the ground you walk on.”

Have you ever felt the difference between going through something that feels impossibly difficult while knowing you are exactly where you need to be – and going through hell for absolutely no fruitful reason? Since I have last blogged, I have felt both of these feelings intensely, and I haven’t found a way to articulate […]

Making Babies: The Motive for Peace

At the recent burial of one of the Lango tribe’s great mothers, thousands of attendees were graced with the presence of the Won Nyaci (head chief). Burials, and virtually all other functions and events in Uganda, are filled with lengthy speeches from notable community figures such as this old man. The speech was concluded with […]