Global Community through the eyes of a UN Peacekeeper: a personal journey observing people, cultures and shared concerns
About Ronald Quejas-Risdon
I believe that by understanding and helping others I am making the world a better place. It has been my desire to experience living in other cultures while getting to know people on a personal level. Along the way I discovered that what we share as humans far outweighs our differences; an optimistic view that is greatly challenged by current events and the changing political climate. This continues to be a driving force in my life, my travels and writing.
About the Book Project
I have two passions in life. I love to travel and to document what I see through my photographs and writing. You can sample both by going to the blog link above. I have other interests including family, cooking (for myself, would never subject others to that) music, art, social justice to name a few.
I wrote a memoir based on my life, travels, close calls and insights gained along the way. I invite you to go to the book page above to learn more.
Latest Blog Posts
This painting titled “My Village in Sudan”, taken from the UNHCR Refugee Art website was done by a young Sudanese artist named Bor Alier. Bor lives in Kakuma and was aged 17 when he did this. He explained his painting this way: “People came to visit our village and ask how we were and what…
Well, I am pleased to say I got immediate feedback on the last blog including requests for more background on the refugee situation in East Africa. I usually try to keep it short, not wanting to bore the poor reader but as this is an important subject and one in which I have considerable first-hand…
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone, especially my Muslim colleagues, a Ramadan Mubarak. In these times I think it is good to reflect not only on Ramadan, a period of spiritual re-dedication and renewal for the estimated 1.9 billion Muslims worldwide, but also on the religion of Islam itself. In the…