Ask people how to wage war, and they will easily give you an answer. Ask them how to wage peace, though, and they will probably pause to think. Waging peace, it turns out, requires as much work and energy as waging war. It also requires a local presence and familiarity, and the willingness to sit down with people on the “other side” and really listen to and get to know them. Today we’re joined by Reverend Doctor Clement M. Aapengnuo and Tim Sample, the co-Founders of 72 Africa, an organization committed to waging peace throughout Africa. They join us to talk about their recent success facilitating peaceful elections in Ghana, their plans to do the same in other African nations, and the peacekeeping principles they have learned which could easily be applied to tear down walls and build bridges in the United States.
Focus on your local area, engaging people, and social justices issues.
Revealing data on the correlation between youth, unemployment, and conflict.
Active engagement at the local, grassroots level that gets people together to talk ensures a bright future.
The full interview with Reverend Doctor Clement M. Aapengnuo and Tim Sample. (This could take 30 seconds or so to load.)
For more information: 72 Africa Website, Article on Shared Social Values in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Opening and closing music by Chris Tomlin, Your Grace Is Enough