Adinkra symbol for reconciliation and peacemaking

Mpatapo is the Adinkra symbol that represents peacemaking

September 21 is the International Day of Peace. We all are encouraged to promote world peace both locally and internationally. There are many things we  can do individually  to support the PEACE movement.

Engaging with children and providing them with activities to express their wishes of peace is one of the most powerful means to promote peace. If the next generation understands that they have the power to make peace happen then they will actively work to create a peaceful world.

Youth Art Work during Chalk4Peace Event

Chalk4Peace Art Work

One of the organizations that offers us a unique and  creative way to express our thoughts of peace is Chalk4Peace. This is a global art project for youth using sidewalks and chalk! This is a simple concept that is so POWERFUL! Chalk4Peace are events held around the world to offer youth the opportunity to creatively express their visions of peace. The children are able to proudly show off their beautiful creations to the world. This positive expression will be a part of their understanding of how important their view is.

Please drop over to visit the Chalk4Peace blog to list or find a Chalk4Peace event! Then be sure to share your beautiful creation here with me!

Take a moment to pray for peace today — then go out and make Mpatapo happen!


Sending out mega wishes of PEACE on this International Day of Peace!  One Adinkra symbol that I think of represents reconciliation and

Adinkra symbol for reconciliation and peacemaking

Peace - Adinkra style

peacemaking  – Mpatopo!   I find it so beautiful that there are so many symbols for peace around the world in every culture and nation. What puzzles me is why we can’t find this beautiful thing called PEACE?

What are you doing to extend peace?

Share Peace

September 21, 2009


The Adinkra symbol for peace and harmony is Bi Nka Bi which cautions us against strive and provocation
Celebrate International Peace Day with thThe Adinkra symbol for peace and harmony is Bi Nka Bi

KiaraBlu has a cute children’s design centered around this symbol!
It is on sale through Monday Sept 21.
Celebrate International Peace Day with this cute embroidered tee!

peace and haromony

peace and haromony

Teach Peace

September 15, 2009



Next week will be the 27th celebration of  International Day of Peace- Sept 21, 2009. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to impress upon the youth of the world the benefits of PEACE. If we work with the young impressionable minds of our young peple we CAN change the world! Working towards a peaceful world is something that starts at home. Giving our youth the tools to maintain a peaceful state of mind is a  very important life lession. Look for my upcoming post on ideas that you can engage in with the youth in your life.
To celebrate this day of peace we can all engage in activites to encourage peace in our homes, communities,
our nation and the world.
The concept of peace is one that is seen around the world in most countries, cultures and faiths.

The Adinkra symbol of reconciliation, peacemaking and pacification is MPATAPO.  The symbol is a bond or knot that binds parties in a dispute to a peaceful harmonious reconciliation.   I see it as a representation that when we are in dispute with another individual we are “tied  together” It is  the responsibility of each party in the dispute to FIND PEACE together.   If we all actively search for  where we can engage in peaceful actions  then the world WILL be a much more beautiful place.

Be sure to give the world some peace not only on Sept 21, 2009 but every day!!