Yes! I made it through the tight security controls at the airport, and here I am, on my first flight to the
However, the trip began on a sad note: While waiting to get on board, I phoned my good friend and colleague Sylvanus Murray from
Again, I am struck by this strong sense of inequality. So here I sit, white Western European, who grew up in a secure neighbourhood and a loving modestly wealthy middle-class family, and everywhere I go, I just need to wave with my Bordeaux-red EU-passport, and I will be accepted. On the other side, there is Sylvanus, who for some reasons was not born in wealthy
He should be the one to be sitting on this plane. He would deserve it. Well, there is no other way than to be his voice in the States, and letting the other conference participants know about his tremendous efforts to join us and share his experience of first hand peace and reconciliation work in his country.
– Michael Slaby