Michael J. Sharp ('01) walks unarmed into the base of the FDLR, notorius for their recruitment of child soldiers and sexual violence against villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sharp, who works for Mennonite Central Committee, does this every few weeks in an effort to make a peaceful change. A coordinator for the Mennonite Central, he has an unusual approach to peacemaking.
Listen to his story as told on NPR by clicking on the play triangle below.
“My superb high school education allowed me to begin college with a head start. Bible classes provided an important space for me to ask challenging questions within a supportive faith community. This was invaluable for me and the beginning of a journey that led me to attend seminary after college, with the hopes of someday becoming a teacher myself.”
— Jonny Gerig Meyer, 2004 National Merit Finalist