I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers during the past couple of weeks. We had a special day to celebrate our mother's life with many friends and relatives. It was a sad time but also a happy time and there were so many memories shared that it helped us see how much our mother meant to many people.
Now I am back in Hanoi and starting work again.
Once again, thanks for all of your support and friendship.
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"Dialogue demands more courage than waging war. It takes you to that uncomfortable space where you have to question your own assumptions and, rather than speak on other people's behalf, truly listen to what they have to say, take it into consideration, and present your own views in a way that addresses the misunderstandings that have arisen." Haider Al-Mosawi
You Westerners have been coming to the Holy Land for centuries to visit the shrines,
the dead stones. But you do not see the living stones – the human beings who live
and struggle before your eyes. I say ‘Wake up!’ What matters are the living stones!
(Father Elias Chacour, cited in Bush, 1996)