Author Archives: yubelly

Peace is…

I always have two calendars on my desk, one from Colombia and the other one from the  U.S. Every year my parents bring me one because it has all the Colombian holidays and other important dates. I’ve been living here … Continue reading

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From war to peace

Looking for a new book to read I came across “The Heart of Understanding” written by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and long-term exile. Reading through the lines I found a quote about reconciliation, he says “The practice … Continue reading

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Chain of dreams

Yubelly Perez, MRC Board Member I remember when I was a child one of my aunts used to crochet all the time. She was a housewife and was looking forward to learning something new and possibly in the future have … Continue reading

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Wish List

Yubelly Perez, MRC Board Member Last night I was talking with one of the volunteers and he asked me how long I’ve been volunteering at MRC… I started to think and at that moment I realized it has been over … Continue reading

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Only one…

A few weeks ago I wrote “Be United” and Sunday morning while I was watching MRC’s soccer team playing  against the AMSA Rangers, I was thinking about Nelson Mandela’s word.  Our participants were playing with their hearts and minds and … Continue reading

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Stars

I was driving to work and listening to radio when I started to hear drums, rattles and gongs, the rhythm of African Music. I was enjoying the song and at the same time curious about the name of group playing … Continue reading

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Be United…

A few weeks ago, one of our MRC participants came to a Dialog Group session and he brought “Africa United”, a book about how football has an incredible unifying effect in the African nations. I ask him if I could look … Continue reading

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