Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Lessons in peace

Jordan Carleo-Evangelist writes in today’s Times Union about Seamus Hodgkinson, a former resident of Belfast, who won Anne Frank award for creating a visiting student program at Doane Stuart for teens from Northern Ireland.
"You can't just wish peace. You can't just wish violence away," Hodgkinson said in a recent interview at the hilltop private school at Albany's extreme southern end. Turning his idea into a reality was the challenge, much like the work needed to create Doane Stuart, which school officials call the country's only successfully integrated Protestant and Catholic school.

The rest of the article is here.