“When you take that many long-suffering, war-torn groups and put them in the same place, how can you not have peace?” asked former president Jimmy Carter, who will lead talks among the various Ethniklashistani groups. “This hatred cannot possibly last long.”

I am planning a trip to Janakpur with Erin. It currently postponed due to the violence and shutdown of the Terai region. She was trying to explain what was happening – I have not been keeping up. What she told me reminded me of a piece in the Onion (America’s finest news source) that I read in print over 8 years ago. It seemed apt. It is a piece of genius writing.

Read it here: and do forward it to any of your friends working in the peace industry!

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