Community-Driven Peacebuilding Track: GPLC Africa 2024

Global Peace Foundation
June 28, 2024

Local Leadership with Moral Authority: A Catalyst of African Renaissance

The promulgation of exclusive and narrow identities in our diverse and pluralistic world threatens humanity with a vicious cycle of underdevelopment, poverty, conflict and social disorder. Understanding our essential connectedness, shared identity, and common aspirations as members of the human family – beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, religion, and nationality – is the starting point for building peace. Universal principles and values, embraced by all faith and wisdom traditions, such as manifested in the deeply rooted ideal of Ubuntu, are the necessary foundation for ethical societies. Building cohesion within our great diversity requires intentional effort to forge consensus around shared values. These community-driven peacebuilding sessions examine how local faith and civil society leaders, as peacebuilders with moral authority, are becoming catalysts of an African Renaissance by working together to build ethical communities and sustainable peace.

The Community-Driven Peacebuilding Track was part of the Global Peace Leadership Conference Africa 2024 which was convened in Nairobi, Kenya, June 25-27, under the theme One Family under God: Empowering African Renaissance as a Global Catalyst for Freedom, Peace, and Sustainable Development.

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