Since our founding, Roots of Peace has been in the business of building peace. We create jobs and opportunities in communities transitioning from conflict, providing sustainable and economically viable alternatives to extremism and violence.
Roots of Peace Founder/CEO, Heidi Kuhn, and President, Gary Kuhn, traveled with ABC7 News Anchor Cheryl Jennings to Afghanistan to produce a five-part news series featuring Roots of Peace. They met privately with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, General John F. Campbell, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley, and USAID Mission Director William Hammink to discuss our ongoing agricultural programs. This was a historic event for Roots of Peace and a symbolic gesture from the Afghan government to show their support of civil society and alternatives to war in the country.
It’s not easy to convey to people who aren’t from Vietnam the cultural importance, weight and enthusiasm the Lunar New Year celebration, Tết Nguyên Đán, or just Tết for short, involves for the Vietnamese people.
Roots of Peace Founder/CEO, Heidi Kuhn, and President, Gary Kuhn, traveled to Afghanistan last week and met with top leaders. Heidi and Gary Kuhn met independently with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, General John F. Campbell, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley, and USAID Mission Director William Hammink.
Roots of Peace, and our program in Vietnam, was featured in the Marin Independent Journal on January 18, 2015.