For me, nurturing peace is like planting and growing trees. Just like trees need water and good soil to grow, peace requires unwavering commitment, infinite patience, and goodwill to cultivate and harvest its dividends. Peace requires good faith to blossom into prosperity, security, and opportunity. In the same manner that trees absorb carbon dioxide to give us life and oxygen, peace has the capacity to absorb the suspicion and doubt that may cloud our relationships. In return, it gives back hope for the future, confidence in ourselves, and faith in humanity. -- Abiy Ahmed Ali, Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2019: “Forging A Durable Peace in the Horn of Africa”, 10 December 2019.
Abiy Ahmed Ali
Posted by Isabelle le 2020-01-04