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“Peace is a flower, reaching toward the sky. Peace just like a flower, with everlasting love peace will never die. Let’s come together, let’s dance together, let’s smile together, with one love peace will never die.” - 7 October 2010
Due to the many crises in Jos, we are experiencing polarisation of our communities. We are concerned for our children’s inability to relate and mix with children of different ethnic and religious background. We feel these divides will only feed the present fear, mistrust and prejudices. Therefore, DPI Jos took it as a challenge to pilot a programme for children. - 13 September 2010
Reflecting on our dear Fr Donal's passing and what makes for real peace in this world, the peace he himself reflected so spontaneously, and having just been in Italy and the places in which St Francis moved and lived, I would like to share the following reflections with you... - 6 September 2010
Fr Donal’s now renewed spirit will watch over us and bless the Damietta Peace Initiative. His memory too will remain an inspiration for the Damietta International Team in Pretoria, with its partners and benefactors, that falls under the Capuchin Order. All of us are determined to carry on with the call, in fact a divine commission, to be ‘makers of Peace.’ - 9 August 2010
After our meeting at Congo Russia, Gangare community in Jos invited us (DPI) to a sensitisation meeting in their community. Shumsudeen, who is from that community, and have attended some of our programmes, introduced us and explained DPI activities in promoting peace and building good relationships in Jos and environs. He cited examples with Nassarawa, Dadin Kowa, Angwan Rogo, as some of the communities in Jos were DPI activities have taken root. - 19 July 2010
From the Pope ‘ May the game of soccer always be more of a means of teaching the values of honesty, solidarity and fraternity, especially among the younger generations’ - 7 July 2010
With the World Cup opening just a few days ago it is good foresight that the two organisations Damietta Peace Initiative and Caritas South Africa (Siyabhaba Trust with sponsorship from the Irish Government) have initiated an 8 week long Football Peace Tournament in the township of Atteridgeville, Tshwane. - 7 June 2010
DPI South Africa Welcomes you to Our Peace Cup - 27 May 2010
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of prejudice and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr - 20 May 2010
DPI Nigeria—JOS PACT members share their experiences during the January 2010, Jos crisis. - 7 April 2010

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