A Journey of Peace

In the year of the new millennium, there was an increasing awareness of the grave toll twenty five years of conflict was having on the mental and emotional health of the children and women of Afghanistan. With the Taliban still in power, foreign aid was not readily available to the populace.

Faculty members of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada sought to develop a means to ameliorate the mental and emotional distress of war-torn families in Afghanistan. Alongside these themes was the wish to strengthen possibilities for peace through understanding and valuing peaceful processes. With the direction and assistance of Dr. Seddiq Weera, who patiently and diligently immersed the writing team in details of life in Afghanistan before the Russian invasion and experiences of ethnic and international conflict since, the authors have, with greatest respect and humility, attempted to offer these stories of hope, healing, and peace to those who live with war. Since beginning with the refugee communities in Peshawar, it was later possible to focus the project in several cities in Afghanistan.

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