WORDS FOR PEACE : 20th Jan, MARTIN LUTHER KING’S DAY

We must prepare ourselves to know truth. We must prepare ourselves for taking on the world by creating peace in our words like the peace and serenity we see in nature. The beauty in our words honour humanity and humaneness. We should learn the skills of constructive and effective communication- nourish negotiation skills and norms, listening skills and conflict resolution. The clarity of the message we are trying to communicate is vital to ensuring peace and understanding. We should practice reflective listening. We should reach behind the words. We should find the truth as revealed verbally and non-verbally. True listening finds the truth, makes sense of and understand what others are talking about.Therefore, hearing is not the same as listening. We need to be active listeners. We all desire to hear and be heard. We all desire to communicate and be communicated to effectively. The understanding of others culture, values and practices shape the way we communicate.  We should understand the nuances, the rhythms and patterns of productive, generative conversation.The way we communicate with others is essential in how we inform, speak, persuade and the manner of approach because we need to communicate with others in meaningful healthy ways.                We should weigh our words with wisdom. We must know truth. We must make beauty. Words for peace makes beauty.                  by: Ayo Ayoola-Amale.

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PEACE BUILDER & SOCIAL ACTIVIST ILA PATHAK RIP

ImageWilpfer Ila Pathak was until her death the President of Women International League for Peace and Freedom, India Section. A former Professor. She was the founder of Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group (AWAG) Ila was an active member of MSD and Vice-President of People’s Union for Civil Liberties’ (PUCL) She was 80 years.

Ila, you told me you were ill but not that you were leaving us.

SPECIALLY FOR YOU DEAR-

Ila you lived life. Peacefully you sang a song of living. You have walked and lived with the sun. Ila you lived life.

WILPF will miss you!  We will miss you!!!  R.I.P

By Ayo Ayoola-Amale esq.

President, WILPF Ghana.

AITZAZ HASAN- A HEART THAT SAVE LIVES

Brave heart Aitzaz Hasan, 15, from Hangu, North-Western Pakistan was concerned for everyone else’s safety. He helped save and enrich the lives of almost 2,000 students.  Aitzaz just told us that others should be important to us. They should know they are worthy of love.  OPEN YOUR HEART TO LOVE. AITZAZ HASAN CHOOSE TO LOVE. AITZAZ HASAN CHOOSE TO LIVE.                                REST IN PEACE DEAREST ONE.

FOR AITZAZ WITH PROFOUND LOVE:

LOVE MADE LIFE

Love made life higher than the world. A boy taught us light than the sun.Love made life higher than the world. There were nothing else to see.

by: Ayo Ayoola-Amale