Gangster's Granny

A 70-year-old former nun is using grandmotherly love to transform some of Ecuador's toughest streets.

Al Jazeera - Witness - February 7, 2012
The former nun has founded an organization called 'Ser Paz' which translates literally as 'Being Peace'.  She has used football as a way of promoting peace among violent street gangs motivated by the belief in the "essential goodness of human beings".  She states, "These people you see are no different from you and I... [w]e have just had different opportunities. They need a chance to transform themselves and an environment that will allow them to do it."
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"We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."

- Carl Jung


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