• Where To Turn

    Photo Credit: Hakim Young by Kathy Kelly (Voices for Creative Nonviolence) In July 1941, Albert Einstein, ten months a US citizen, wrote Eleanor Roosevelt asking her, as [...]
  • Illustration by Sonja Wimmer

    Blood Ink

    Illustration by Sonja Wimmer By Carolyn Coe (Voices for Creative Nonviolence) ZARGHUNA has inked a drawing at the mound of her thumb. I draw here when I’m in pain, she [...]
  • What’s at Stake

    By Kathy Kelly In the historic port city of Yalta, located on the Crimean Peninsula, we visited the site where Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, in February of 1945, concluded [...]
  • Why go to Russia?

    by Kathy Kelly Since 1983, Sharon Tennison has worked to develop ordinary citizens’ capacities to avert international crises, focusing on relations between the U.S. and [...]


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The Orchestra uses a blend of traditional Afghan instruments, Western classical music and contemporary arrangements to create a universal language. It's already transformed the lives of these young musicians and now they hope to use music to help the future of Afghanistan.