Here was a bright moment in US history, President Kennedy greeting new Peace Corps volunteers on their way to Africa.
I can’t remember the last time I heard, saw, or read anything recent about the Peace Corps – then I found this site run by PeaceCorpsWriters.org. It has loads of links to volunteers writing about their experiences from all over the world. In some cases they have to write with pencil and paper and have their posts carried to others who put them on the web. With some fascinating and inspiring stories, these Americans have amazing courage – to go out and face the world unarmed, and work to make it better.
Cross-posted from Sustainable Middle Class