As we follow the news unfolding in Norway, we’d like to share an excerpt from a blog post written by Thad Titze, a Peace Scholar from Augustana College who is in Oslo at the moment. He and the other scholars are safe and sound, but obviously rattled by the horrific events from the past week:
I suppose it is the natural reaction of any people or country under attack to ask themselves: why us? Many people around the globe, including Norwegians, are especially asking, why Norway? The small, Scandinavian kingdom has not seen a bomb go off in its capitol city since the Nazi occupation during World War II. Norway is a world leader in peace and humanitarian efforts. Why Norway?