|Offuh James Offuh from Ivory Coast
Founder of United for Peace Against Conflict International (UFPACI)
First Speaker’s Story
Part 1: Personal History
Part 2: The Horror of War
Part 3: Becoming a Peacemaker
Part 4: From Enemies to Friends
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- The question that Offuh offered for the rest of us to reflect on: what actions are each of us taking, or preparing to take, to help bring about a world without wars?
- Any other personal reflections to share in response to Offuh’s story?
- What we didn’t have time to discuss was the current situation in Cote d’Ivoire. 2015 is an election year there, and with passions still running high, there is real danger of more civil conflict with terrible consequences. Offuh and UFPACI have plans to proactively set up peace conferences in five major cities, with the goal of heading off conflict before it starts. They will need funding to do this. OWL is a volunteer community that does not engage in fund raising. On the other hand, maybe we could get creative to find a way to help. Thoughts anyone?
Next gathering of OWL Wisdom Circle 1
March 10. We invite you to RSVP to join us then!