• John’s Journal: Meaningful Connections in May

    In the past few months, I’ve been reminded that some connections we make with others don’t reveal themselves until long after they occur. This isn’t a unique or unusual observation but I’m writing about it now because our theme this month is stories, and these are two stories that have enriched my life in unexpected […]

  • Share and Celebrate Stories This May!

    Joan Didion said, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” It is an inherently human quality, to look for narrative structure in a chaotic world. In fact, it is believed by most historians and psychologists that storytelling is one of the many things that define and bind our humanity. In stories we create comfort, purport […]

  • Seeds of Hope: Bethel Community Earth Day

    Bridges of Peace and Hope was delighted to spend another Earth Day celebrating sustainability and stewardship in Bethel, CT! Last year at the BoPH booth, we built spaghetti bridges and raised funds for the Mukwashi Sanitation Initiative. We also spent some quality time with community members and the awesome alpacas at the event! This year […]

  • Strengthening Bridges: AIS Vienna and the Mukwashi Trust School

    (From left to right: Elissavet Pontikakis, Nicole Forbes, Nicola Del Fabbro, Gen Trutschmann, Rosalie Rozema — front: Kilian Kröll) Greetings from Vienna! Our teacher team is eagerly planning and preparing for our visit to Mukwashi Trust School. Thanks to the connecting power of BoPH, for years AIS Vienna and the Mukwashi Trust School have been […]