528614_415810171769789_1260071858_nText: Kacper Pietraszewski, Warsaw

Since we played charades together in Cracow, I’ve started to think about the unity. Well, how could it be that Poles were playing with Ukrainians and Russians? They didn’t argue or fight, but spent time together just having fun. Sometimes, when they didn’t understand each other, they were looking for different ways to tell something important or for the words they have in common.  Continue reading

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Text: Maria Herchak 

Even when you think, there is no way out, you have to go on. If what you do is right, you’ll always manage to find a way.

There is one story, I think everyone should know. It’s a story of hope, unconditional love and solidarity.

When our friends from St. Egidio in Kiev met Nikolai, he was near to death. A couple of unreasonably demented and violent people decided, it would be fun to burn a homeless man, sleeping in a building, hiding from the January frost… Continue reading

Text: Maria Herchak

Calligraphy: Taras Makar

10967209_809724239096569_1934536388_oHave I ever thought I could begin my day with reading news from the front? Could I ever imagine reading every day new names of fallen soldiers of my country? Has it ever come to my mind that I could lose someone I love in war?

Two years ago we lived a “normal” (eastern-European) life: struggling with omnipresent corruption and unfairness, with absurd bureaucracy and poverty and fighting for freedom of speech. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, so to say. But never ever would we imagine that war could be so close.

So many things happened in one year. And even more things changed in our minds and hearts. Children loosing fathers, mothers loosing children, families loosing each other… Who needs all this?!  Continue reading

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What if magic exists? What if there is a power to make our strongest wishes come true? What if there is something that could stop the wars, help those in need and become the basis for the most precious gift – sustainable and everlasting peace?.. Continue reading