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This month's newsletter includes:
  • a chance to hear from our Youth Peace Ambassadors
  • an invitation to a talk by Tim Sample
  • an opportunity to wage peace
  • insights into wage peace activities in Tamale and Yendi
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Damongo Peace Ambassadors Club

Our young peace ambassadors have been hard at work spreading the message of peace.  They have organized marches and football games and have gone door to door asking their friends and neighbors to commit to a peaceful transition of power.  Here is what they have to say about their activities and the importance of peace in their lives.

"I was introduced to the waging peace process by Gbanso and I must say waging peace is a collective responsibility, not an individual's course. It was through the peace training I got to know that without peace, development will come to a standstill in our society. I must say the courtesy visit paid by Tim Sample inspired us a lot and I was able to add more soul to the wage peace process. I have been enjoying peace ever since I joined peace ambassadors. The Lord is good all the time." - Osei Richmond a young peace ambassador from Damongo and from the Christian faith, Light House Chapel

"We need peace for development. We need peace and tranquility for success here and hereafter. Societies, nations and the world in general without peace and security are in total destruction forever. Our Noble prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "whoever awakes in a peaceful home, has his daily bread and a sound health, then he has surely received all the bounties and blessings of the earth". Therefore fellow Ghanaians let's be tolerant and act maturely so that we have very peaceful and fair elections. The country is ours, let's keep its reputation. - Sheikh Eliasu Mohammed Karmil
"Wage Peace"
St. Ann Adult Religious Enrichment Series
Monday, November 14th, 2016, 7:30-9 pm

We all know what it means to wage war and see the results daily on news broadcasts from around the world.    Sadly, we rarely think about changing the emphasis to waging peace, nor understand that equal emphasis and priority are required.  72 Africa is working daily to wage peace in Africa and you can hear about our efforts first-hand.

Tim Sample, our CEO, will be speaking in the Adult Religious Enrichment Series at St. Ann Catholic Church on November 14th.  Tim will talk about our most recent work in Ghana to mobilize religious leaders and youth to speak out in favor of peaceful national elections and on what we, as an individuals, can do to “wage peace.”

We hope that all of our followers and those curious about what we do will attend.  See you there!

Looking for a way to wage peace?  Order a t-shirt and when you wear it share our message.

Go to our website and make a donation of $20 or more.  in the message give your size and mailing address and we will send you a t-shirt!

From the participants in the Tamale Inter-Faith Peace Summit: "September 21st was International Day of Peace and we celebrated in Yendi and Tamale with interfaith peace marches and football games. We marched together to show that faith will not divide us and religion will never be a reason for violence. We played football to come together and share activities, to talk and get to know each other. We renewed our commitment to peace and we will continue to work together as we get closer to the elections."   Regardless of the outcome of these elections, the participants in the Peace Summit have pledged peace.  They do not all support the same candidates, they don't all agree on policies but they do agree that a peaceful transition is essential to the stability of Ghana.  The participants in the summit organized these activities to bring their communities together regardless of faith or political party.  These activities continue and are growing, we will keep you posted.  
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