CHILDREN OF PEACE & WAR

An Academic Paper for The University for Peace in Costa Rica - by Caroline Kennedy   The first time I became personally involved with “global initiatives” involving theatre was in 1982 when Peace Child International, a British NGO, was conceived in the living room of a friends’ house in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, some fifty miles north of London. “Wouldn’t … Continue reading CHILDREN OF PEACE & WAR

The Letter

There is a letter, quite a long one, in fact. Since I can't show it to you, I shall describe it. It is handwritten, in ballpoint pen, in a sprawling, unfamiliar script, covering both sides of a sheet of graph paper, probably ripped from a child's exercise book. You can see it was written in … Continue reading The Letter

A Home Away from Home

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME by Caroline Kennedy You could almost be forgiven for thinking, on your first visit to the simple, single-storeyed wooden structure that is Echo House, that you were slap in the middle of a typical rural setting anywhere in the world - green fields stretching out to the horizon, grazing cows … Continue reading A Home Away from Home

A Small Miracle

A SMALL MIRACLE Today I witnessed a miracle. A small boy running down a corridor, kicking a ball with his left foot.  Not much of a miracle, you may think. It happens all the time. But this was a hospital corridor. And two weeks ago this small boy was condemned to die, unseen by a … Continue reading A Small Miracle