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September 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Escape from war // Impact of “come home” messaging

We tend to think that force is the most effective way to end a war, but this is not necessarily the case. Recent reports from our counter-LRA partners have suggested that the most cost-effective and nonviolent way to end LRA violence is in fact to invest in helping its members to escape. Of course, this is […]

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September 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Education for peace // LSP student Bongomin Johnson

Bongomin Johnson is a student in Senior 3 at Saint Joseph’s College Layibi (SJCL). Before the conflict, SJCL was one of the top 25 schools in northern Uganda. While it suffered significantly during the war, hardworking students like Johnson are helping the school to again reach its success. Johnson hopes to be a lawyer in […]

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by Camille Marie-Regnault

On the radar // Five people escape from the LRA

Last week, another five people returned home from the LRA in the Central African Republic (CAR) and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their time in captivity ranges from eight months to 18 years. This brings us to a total of 90 LRA returners since the beginning of August. These results are incredible, ground-breaking, and […]

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by Liz Arthur

New voice on the blog // Meet Liz Arthur

Our communications department just got a new addition. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our newest communication intern. Apparently she used to go by “Queen Arthur” in fifth grade – but now she says we can just call her Liz.  She’s also an up-and-coming sociologist who loves the rain and names her pets after Star Wars characters. You’ll be seeing more of […]

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September 17, 2014

by Miranda Brown

From our friends in Uganda // New fall styles

Our online store just got a little fresher, and we’re excited to sport these handmade styles as the fall season rolls in. The fall interns couldn’t resist putting on a little photo shoot to model our newest accessories: Handmade necklaces. Braided and printed headbands. And a bold pair of elephant shorts. We’re slightly obsessed. Stories behind these new products: […]

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September 15, 2014

by Invisible Children

Ridge Top Series // Exclusive videos from the Musician Coalition

The Frendly Gathering music festival provided another year’s worth of positive energy and ‘frendly vibes’ this summer at their festival in Vermont, and we were honored to have been a part of it. If you managed to go, we are sure you will want to re-live it, and if you didn’t… we want to give you a […]

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September 13, 2014

by Invisible Children

We’re writing to you, so you can write with us

Sometimes, there are names that represent more than a simple collection of letters and syllables: Albert Einstein. Anne Frank. Steve Jobs. Jack Kerouac. Harriet Tubman. You get the idea. These names bring world change to mind. They understood things differently, saw potential for change, and expressed their vision in powerful ways. They did everything wrong, […]

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September 10, 2014

by Invisible Children

A record-breaking month // 85 returned from the LRA

Over the past month we’ve celebrated five huge victories for the LRA mission. Five reports came in detailing different groups regaining freedom from LRA captivity – either escaping, or being released by their commanders. We’ve never seen anything like this. In less than 30 days, 85 people came home from the LRA. 85 real lives have […]

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September 9, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Dreaming of Teaching // Meet Rubangkene Erick

Rubangkene Erick joined the Legacy Scholarship Program in 2013 when he was entering Senior 4. He came to Gulu Secondary School to complete his A Levels, an important step for entering university. Erick, now in Senior 6, plans to sit for exams at the end of term three with the hopes of entering university and pursuing the […]

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September 8, 2014

by Invisible Children

3 reasons local communities are essential to stopping the LRA

We’ve invested a ton of energy into dropping fliers and sending out radio messages to encourage LRA members to surrender. But there’s also a lot to be done on the other side of the equation – the communities that receive these LRA defectors. The assurance of a safe receiving community is a vital element to LRA defection. That’s […]

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