Welcome to City of Peace Initiative,
Lagos.
PROACTIVE CHANGE AGENT
CPI- Proactive Change Agent Welcome to City of Peace Initiative,
Lagos.

Welcome to Lagos City of Peace

Welcome to Lagos City of Peace Lagos city of Peace is a non-profit organisation, a promoter of the beloved community: Kingian Non-violence, Culture of Peace restorative communities, Ombuds institutions, and Mediation

WELCOME ADDRESS FROM THE TEAM LEAD

CPI warmly welcomes everyone here.  Here you find the paths through which a commitment to peace can be used to strengthen everyone and the community. Just as individuals must choose their own productive path forward, rather than surrendering to an undignified life, to fear and hatred, so do we face this choice as a country?  We choose to contribute to peace and security by building THE BELOVED COMMUNITY:  of selfless service that eliminates selfish striving,the promotion of mediation, ombus institutions, culture of peace, non-violence, and restorative practices.

CPI is taking steps to create an ideal of humankind living with one another in harmony.  A community of love, compassion, respect for human dignity, inclusivity, equality and justice. In other words, the beloved community.  It is up to each of us to build the beloved community because it speaks to values deeply held and widely shared by us all.

We are committed to promoting restorative practice in schools and communities , mediation, ombuds institutions, a culture of Peace, Kingian non-violence,  and support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) defined by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. Which promotes a culture of peace and nonviolence, appreciation of cultural diversity, and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

Bring total peace into your life and in the world around you. Everyone must be committed to peacebuilding and do everything that they can to promote peace in their communities.

Peace is the language we must speak! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our goal is to create a beloved community, and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” In other words, to create the beloved community requires not only winning hearts and minds, but also instituting policies that would allow for the creation of inclusive communities.

“Seek the peace of the city… for in her peace there shall be peace for you.”- (Jeremiah 29:4-9)

SIX STEPS OF KINGIAN CONFLICT RECONCILIATION

Some of the tools you need to know and understand about Conflict Resolution

When you are in a conflict, it is important to contemplate your commitment to reconciling it. You must prepare yourself for what is to come. Think about the Principles as a way to strengthen yourself mentally, and continue to examine your commitment throughout the process.

This is the most critical Step. Doubt your first impression and work to find the truth from all the people involved in the conflict. Ask questions that will give you the information that will help you reconcile with your opponents. Continue to ask questions until you have all of the facts. You are also educating yourself by gathering information.

At this Step, you are able to take the information you gathered and use it to educate those involved in the conflict. Often it is through Information Gathering and Education that you can resolve differences and then go directly to Reconciliation.

The goal of Negotiation is to collaborate on a “win-win” agreement that satisfies everyone’s needs. Work in the best interest of the person you are trying to reconcile with. Keep the communication positive, and continue to negotiate until all parties are happy with the decision.

If a negotiated agreement is not achieved, then a Direct Action will convince others that negotiating is in their best interest. Continue with the Direct Action, and show those with an opposing view that you are at odds with their position (not at odds with them). The goal of a Direct Action (e.g. petition, march, boycott, etc.) is to return to Negotiation.

When using the Steps, Reconciliation is the goal. It is important for everyone involved in the conflict to work towards restoring a positive relationship, because the creation of the Beloved Community is our goal.

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Meet Our Board of Trustees

Our board members are seasoned and top notch professionals with integrity.
They are passionate about peace in the family, community and the world.

Hannu Afere

Hannu Afere

Director, City of Peace Initiative

PHEOLA CAULCRICK

PHEOLA CAULCRICK

Secretary & Legal Representative

Judge Christiana O. Obinzu-Dosunmu

Judge Christiana O. Obinzu-Dosunmu

Community Relations Director

Abiye Tam-George

Abiye Tam-George

Communication Director

Dero Daniels

Dero Daniels

Welfare Services Manager

BATHABILE K. S. MTHOMBENI, J.D., M.S.

BATHABILE K. S. MTHOMBENI, J.D., M.S.

Lead, International Advisory Group

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