Awakening A Traumatized Nation Through Love, Spirituality and Forgiveness

June 18, 2012
Hosted by Audrey E. Kitagawa

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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi began her work with the Afghan Institute of Learning during one of Afghanistan’s most devastating times; people were in shock and horror over what was going on around them. They had already been through war with Russia, and then moved on to terror from their own people. No Afghan life had been untouched by violence; both physically and emotionally. It was in this context that Dr. Yacoobi began offering hope to Afghans through education and health care services. There the ice was broken and a future of bringing them out of their limiting circumstances into a new world of empowerment had begun. Hear how Dr. Yacoobi’s work has transformed the ways that Afghans think about their lives in a new society. Learn how her work in connecting Afghans with their peaceful past is opening the door for them to love and forgive themselves and those who have devastated their lives. They are once again able to see that they can create their own visions for their future.

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Audrey E. Kitagawa

Audrey E. Kitagawa

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Audrey E. Kitagawa, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, and a graduate of Boston College Law School. She practiced law in Honolulu for twenty years. At the time of her retirement in 1996, Ms. Kitagawa had a Martindale-Hubbel AV rating, (i.e. highest rating for professional and ethical excellence in the legal profession). She is President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, a nondenominational, ecumenical, spiritual community with broad global outreach. She is the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations, and the former Vice President/Trustee of Council For A Parliament of The World’s Religions, one of the world’s largest conveners of communities of faith. She is currently a Founding Trustee of the New York City Peace Museum.

She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa (i.e.Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School. She has published articles in World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues. She has authored chapters for three books, and has been listed in Who's Who of American Law, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Prominent People of Hawaii.

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