Grief, Grace and Hope: The Autobiography of Pakisa K. TshimikaAuthor: Pakisa K. TshimikaLately I have read several autobiographies by people I have known personally who have overcome great obstacles to achieve their goals. Pakisa Tshimika’s story tops them all with the courage he displays in triumphing over adversity. In the introduction, Tshimika quotes Henri Nouwen: “The question is not how to avoid loss…but how to choose it as a passage, as an exodus to greater life and freedom.”
Pakisa K. Tshimika
At a meeting of the UN General Assembly earlier this decade, heads of state and government agreed that, in the matter of the “responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity . . . [e]ach individual state has the responsibility to protect its populations” from such atrocities.