Monday, July 28, 2008

The Conditions in Kenya

Friends Liston Ayodi, Director, Rural Service Programme, and Jean Smith, founder of Kuwesa, are scheduled to speak and take questions at the 15th Street Meetinghouse, 3 Rutherford Place, New York, NY on Thursday, July 31, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

The topics will be:
1. The Conditions in Kenya and

2. The Programs of the Rural Service Programme, with headquarters in Kaimosi, Western Kenya

Anyone interested in contributions to the RSP and or Kuwesa, one of the RSP’s projects – are encouraged to:

  • send working used laptop computers (with batteries which hold a charge)
  • donate knitting machines
  • purchase crafts and clothing made by Kuwesa

Please mail laptops to arrive by 8/8 or bring on 7/31:

S. Jean Smith, Esq.
45 West 34th St.
9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Yours in Friendship,
Glenn R.

Monday, February 04, 2008

HIV Widows at Work - Kuwesa

To see more pictures of the Kuwesa Women's economic project
click here.

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Civil War/Humanitarian Assistance/Durham Friends Meeting/Rice, Suki/

Local supporters of Kenyan orphanage watch with horror/

Brunswick Times Record/Brunswick/ME/USA/31-Jan-08/

DURHAM — An orphan care center in Kakamega, Kenya funded, in part, by a local Quaker group, remains in jeopardy today amid politically charged violence in ...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Civil War/AVP///One man helps moderates tackle the roots of Kenya's ethnic rifts/Christian Science Monitor/ Boston/MA/USA/29-Jan-08/
Hezron Masitsa of the Alternatives to Violence Program in Nairobi, Kenya, says the time has come to find common ground......A practicing Quaker, a peacemaker by nature and profession, Masitsa is part of a small but significant group of Kenyans who are ready to heal the country's ...

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Civil War/Religious Unity/Non-Violence/Malimo, Churchill/
Fresh protests as Kenya crisis grinds on

Christian Science Monitor/

Pastor Churchill Malimo, head of the Friends Church (Quakers) in Nairobi, says that churches have fallen down on their responsibility to halt the violence.

"Churches must rebuke leaders who don't want to provide rule of law," says Pastor Malimo. "We can speak with one voice and tell our leaders we want justice, but not by fighting. We must resist attempts to allow our people to be misused by people in power." Unfortunately, all Kenyans come from one tribe or another, and "some pastors are taking sides, so the church is not speaking with one voice." . ..

Humanitarian Assistance/Education/Civil War//
In Kenya, sanctuary put to the torch/

The Oregonian/

As part of the solution, the Harambee Centre, co-founded by Kuto and Jackie Goldrick, and West Linn High School brought two teachers and four students from Kenya to Oregon five weeks ago.

"We will send them back when it is safer," Kuto said. "I'm a Quaker. I advocate for peace. That's my bottom line. I'm optimistic when I think of the people, the human beings, the average American and the average African. But we are all at the mercy of our leaders, our presidents. Every morning when I wake up, I'm hopeful those leaders will look at things a little differently." ...

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Politics and Economics/Bweywe Friends Church//Steadman defends poll as leaders allege bias/Standard/Nairobi/Kenya/Africa/12/23/206/Mudavadi, who spoke at Bweywe Friends Church in Emgwen Constituency in Nandi on Saturday, said that the pollsters were out to wrongly shape people’s minds ...

Friday, December 22, 2006

Directions to 3 Rutherford Place, New York, NY


From South and West: Holland Tunnel, Hudson Street north to 14th St, 14th St. East to 3rd Avenue, park
From North: Deegan (Rt. 87) to 3rd Avenue Bridge (free, turn right off ramp, merge onto bridge) or Triboro Bridge - to Manhattan (toll, easier), FDR Drive South to 23rd St., follow road under elevated roadway to 14th Street, turn right to 3rd Ave, turn right to 15th St. park
From North and West: GW Bridge to Harlem River Drive South, to FDR Drive South to 23rd St.follow road under elevated roadway to 14th Street, turn right to 3rd Ave, turn right to 15th St. park

From East: Midtown Tunnel to 2nd Avenue South to 15th Street, park, or turn right, park

Trains to:

Penn Station - take subway A, C, E, downtown to 14th Street, L train to 3rd Avenue, walk north to 15th St, right to Meetinghouse

Grand Central Station - take subway 4,5,6 downtown to 14th St/Union Square, walk east to Meetinghouse

Bus to:

Port Authority - take subway A, C, E, downtown to 14th Street, L train to 3rd Avenue, walk north to 15th St, right to Meetinghouse