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The power of brutal winter has been felt everywhere, it seems.  Here in the heartland of the U.S., actual temperatures reached -37 degrees Fahrenheit, with windchill factors as low as -55.  Unfortunately, the barrage was not a one-day phenomenon but an extended period of bitterness. It all began as a rather typical shift in the … Continue reading The Bitter Cold
Nicaragua.  I’m astonished at the turn of events that has wracked the country I have come to know over the past 13 years.  I read about places where I have traveled, remember fondly the warmth of the people I have met, recall the beauty and awe of the land, and then must imagine those same … Continue reading Making Sense of the Senseless
The Girl Who Survived the War I visited a family that is a member of a cooperative, and in the conversation they brought up the big battle that happened in their community of Los Cocos [Quilalí] in 1983. It was “the big war”. Doña Moncha related “that day 14 people died from our side, I … Continue reading The Girl Who Survived the War
Conditions and processes where youth energize the family agriculture cooperative movement René Mendoza Vidaurre[1] You cannot direct the wind but you can change the direction of your sails. Chinese proverb Tell me something and I will forget it, teach me something and I will remember it, make me participate in something and I will learn … Continue reading Conditions and processes where youth energize family agriculture cooperative movement
This is an article about a  new initiative of young people around transitional justice designed to ensure the the voices of victims are heard in the National Dialogue process.  It is “hour zero” to talk about justice in Nicaragua by Franklin Villavicencio, March 16, 2019 in Niú.com.ni [Original article in Spanish: https://niu.com.ni/llego-la-hora-cero-para-hablar-de-justicia-en-nicaragua/] A group of … Continue reading It is “hour zero” to talk about justice in Nicaragua
This is the statement that Government made on March 18, 2019 expressing their perspective on the  demonstrations The Blue and White  National Unity held on Saturday, March 16th. 
On March 1 Steve Sheppard retired as CEO of the Winds of Peace Foundation, but will remain as President of the Board.  Words are inadequate for expressing my deep appreciation for Steve´s leadership in these 13 years, and how grateful I am that he is continuing on as President of the Board. He has significantly … Continue reading Message of Appreciation

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CONCEPT PAPER:SYNERGY CENTER
WPF concept paper final Jan 2014

For an introduction to this Concept Paper,
see CEO Steve Sheppard’s Jan. 31, 2014 blog post titled
The Difficult Work of Bridges.

Synergy Center - What isSynergy Center What is being synergized