Ayo Ayoola-Amale born Jos, Nigeria May 23, 1970. Ghanaian poet, lawyer, and peacemaker. Founding president, Ghana WILPF. Began Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), Accra.
“Real peace will come only when we all find peace within ourselves and we conquer hatred. I discover for myself the true nature of war and peace in the world. Peace activism today goes beyond taking to the streets in anger to rage against the system, it’s about finding peace from within and then sharing that peace with others through inspired action that is meaningful to you. As a 21st century peace activist i search beyond how others construct the current state of the world, and define it for myself. It’s an authentic path of inner growth and discovery where i hold in my heart that if i choose peace in my life, the world will follow. . . Importantly, my work is to further humanity’s evolution in the direction of progressive values of peace, love and harmony.” (”Activists or Lobbyists?”, March 31, 2015; photo Wikipedia)