The Ceasefire Prayer Behind Leymah Gbowee's Nobel Peace Prize
Do you sense resistance to faith-based involvement from other countries?
Resources can be best used by identifying communities in need. I don't think there is a problem with groups deciding how they want to help, as long as they don't come in with an imperialist attitude. For example, if you want to help a community with agricultural needs, you don't want your first encounter to be, "I have seeds for people to plant," without understanding the culture. People need to go to the community to find out what they really need before they can invest in those needs.
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Previous articles about Leymah Gbowee and Liberia include:
Breaking Through the Glass Sidewalk: Why Every City Needs Women Influencers | How women uniquely lead neighborhood transformation. (February 7, 2012)
Pray the Devil Back to Hell | Thank goodness for unassuming little documentaries like 'Pray the Devil Back to Hell,' which tell us not only that change can happen in the world, but how it can be done. (November 7, 2008)
Bringing Order from Chaos | Churches help with refugees, hunger, and the lasting trauma brought on by war. (November 1, 2003)