"Sister Mary's Words"

by John Paul Lederach

John Paul Lederach tells the story of a Catholic nun whose convent works with child mothers in northern Uganda. He follows with a reading of this haiku during his conversation with Krista.

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For all the children

We smile amidst suffering

To give them courage

—Northern Uganda, 2008

© John Paul Lederach. This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.

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