"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."

~Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Liberia 101

Liberia is a small independent country in West Africa, with surprisingly strong connections to the United States. The following links provide background information about the country, as well as their history of war, and recent peace.

Liberian Embassy - Current and past information about the country

Diplomacy in Action - U.S. Department of State website provides background information, as well as historical relations with the U.S.

World Factbook - Further historical background

The Vice Guide to Liberia - A video series explaining the civil war in Liberia; I found this to be one of the easiest resources to understand the war but viewer beware, can be very graphic. It has also been found criticism by various Liberians and Liberian supporters such as Ceasefire Liberia. While the war was a major part of Liberian's history, post-war Liberia has many positive aspects and a warm and welcoming people.

These links tell the story of Hope for the Deaf in Liberia.

Missionary teaches deaf Liberian children how to communicate.

Hope for the Deaf Video

Enjoy! If you have questions, let me know.

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