We will not give up. The hope that beams from our hearts is bright enough to see through this pitch dark.
Alain Bertrand Lazaret is an Aegis Trust Peace Educator, currently in Bangui, Central African Republic

On January 6th in the U.S., the capitol building was under siege. Elected officials crouched in hiding places, silent; doors barricaded, taking tips from their staffers experienced in such tactics through over a decade of American schooling in which lock down drills and actual lock downs were as commonplace as fire drills. By the end of the day, insurgents were cleared from the area in a tumultuous day that left four dead. Later that night, the electoral process…