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Belinda Bauman

Belinda Bauman is teacher, speaker and writer, wife and mother, and advocate. She is currently helping direct the work of Ten For Congo and is writing a book series that helps children understand conflict areas of the world and the hope of peace. Through her life’s work, she seeks to bring justice into the dark corners of the world. Belinda and her husband, Stephan, have two children.

Entries by Belinda Bauman

Inspiring Change: International Women's Day Through the Eyes of a 14-Year-Old Boy

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 6:08 PM

By Belinda and Joshua Bauman

"There is a special place in hell" Madeline Albright once said, "for women who don't help other women." And honestly, I agree with at least the sentiment. Women need to lift, make way, lead, support, correct, lament for and most certainly celebrate each other. To...

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Oscar Night in the Congo

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:31 AM

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Tears. No, sobs actually. Yep, I will own that.

I sobbed when Lupita Nyong'o took the stage and accepted an Oscar for portraying, in her words, "so much pain in someone else's life." Pure and unadulterated empathy....

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An Open Letter to Graduates

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 5:43 PM


To the Graduating class of 2013:

On a rain-soaked Saturday two weeks ago, I sat in solidarity with graduates everywhere. My course of study was exhilarating despite the challenge of balancing graduate school with professional commitments, life challenges and the needs of...

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Interview: Why Josh Garrels Is Giving Away His Music to Support Peace-Building in Congo

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 3:30 PM

Josh started his music career early in life singing for his mother in their laundry room, and has been delighting audiences ever since. In fact, his last two tours have been completely sold out. And I can understand why.

My husband and I, as well as my two sons,...

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Crisis in Congo

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 4:33 PM

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." -- Flannery O' Connor


Truth. Sometimes what we read or encounter falls in the category of "fabricated." Experiences created to get our attention. Many times we welcome this because we feel that...

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Still Human

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 11:20 AM

A glimpse Inside the Untold Stories of Women in Congo

"There is no greater agony," says poet Maya Angelou, "than bearing an untold story inside you." Eleven weeks ago, we met a woman who asked us to tell the world her story. Her story takes place in what some call...

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