Category Archives: Social Justice

Constructing a New Elementary School in Mbale, Uganda

Judy Nalube has been a long-time Uganda country coordinator for a Utah NGO:  the SeeeMe Foundation.  Last year, SeeeMe started contruction on an elementary school that Judy owns and operates just west of Mbale, Uganda.  The school initially has 3 … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Pandering to Ultraconservatives on DACA

Monday This blog has never been a fan of Mitt Romney largely because he can’t seem to decide who is.  Is he the centrist Republican who was governor of Massachusetts?  Or is he the panderer to conservative Christians who ran … Continue reading

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Conceit of LDS (and Other Christian) Churches

Carolyn at bycommonconsent.com makes the following assertion concerning the basics of Christianity: When I study the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this theme is pervasive.  God calls us to first believe – and then to do the difficult, soul-searching work of … Continue reading

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Melancholy Visit to a Batwa Pigmy Community in Southern Uganda

While the rest of my group was enjoying a gorilla trek in Uganda’s Impenetrable Forest, I decided to visit a Batwa pigmy community.  The Batwa were moved out of the rain forest to help protect the gorillas and their habitat.  … Continue reading

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Andean Quechua World Organization

The Andean Quechua World Organization is a Peruvian NGO that was founded by the Cardenas-Torres family.  Wilfredo (aka Willow) is the President and his 3-generation family members are all important supporters, including his mother and father. The NGO’s principal activity … Continue reading

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Playgrounds Move Higher as We near the Andes Mountains

In the mountains 3 hours east of Cuzco, we have been moving higher and higher with our school playground installations.  We started in Ccolcca, situated 12,000 fsl.  The Cardenas-Torres family, my grandson, and I first visited the village preschool 1-1/2 … Continue reading

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Assisting a Quechua Village Preschool near Machu Picchu

The Torres-Cardenas family recently installed playground equipment at a preschool in the Quechua Indian village of Pataccancha, located in the mountains above Ollantaytambo (the entry point to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail). At the Peruvian village preschool, the C-T … Continue reading

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