Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ten Years and Counting

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Bring out the piñatas, Reading Village is celebrating it’s 10th year! And we have much to celebrate. Your investment in literacy, education and youth leadership is breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. And the building blocks that make this possible are not bricks and mortar, but rather the critical ingredients of developing human capacity. Enjoy our   …Continue Reading

Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala

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Religion landed in the regions of Guatemala when humans first settled the area.  Traditional Mayan spiritual practice weathered the arrival of the Spanish explorers and Catholicism in the1500s and the Evangelical Christian introduction after the deadly earthquake of 1975.  Today, in Guatemala, freedom of religious practice flourishes and the greatest demonstration of the Catholic faith   …Continue Reading

Top Down vs Bottom Up

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The two decades following the end of World War II were filled with excitement and challenge as the forces of good had just overcome the forces of evil. The US had beat Germany to the bomb and was in a race to beat the Soviet Union into space. The very definition of “American” was clarified   …Continue Reading

The Ceremony of Light

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This past January, I had the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremonies in two of our five partner communities. I was in awe of all of the symbolism wrapped into this special Ceremony of Light. From the traditional cloth beneath the flowers and candles that represents the Mayan culture and diversity; to the flowers that   …Continue Reading