Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We Want Peace

"The worst people on earth are not only the ones who commit evil, but those who stand by and turn a blind eye"
We have already talked about Emmanuel Jal and his amazing story. He is a South Sudanese musician, former child soldier, and political activist. His autobiography, War Child: A Child Soldier's Story, was published in 2009.
We Want Peace (WWP) has a simple goal: To raise awareness on the fundamental principles of justice, equality, unification and conflict prevention, through the power of music, worldwide. Spearheaded by Emmanuel, the WWP campaign has gone from strength to strength since launching in December 2010. Kicking off the campaign, and in dedication to Southern Sudan’s historic referendum, Emmanuel released what has become the world wide music hit: ‘We Want Peace’. The uptempo feel good classic brings a sense of appreciation and entertainment to the importance of peace and security.
-- Watch Emmanuel's TED talk

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