The Light Watkins Show

178: Peace Activist Ken Nwadike Jr. And Light Explore The Art of Navigating Conflict In A Chaotic World

October 25, 2023 Light Watkins
The Light Watkins Show
178: Peace Activist Ken Nwadike Jr. And Light Explore The Art of Navigating Conflict In A Chaotic World
Show Notes

Today’s guest, Ken Nwadike explains, what we need more of is love, empathy, and peace – and a simple hug can go a long way. Welcome back to The Light Watkins Show as we encourage you to use today’s episode as a guide for finding your center, pressing reset, and ensuring that your mind and heart are in the right place for you to be most useful and effective as a vocal activist against all wars. 

Ken Nwadike returns to the show to further explain why he decided to take it upon himself to be a pillar of calm in a world set on chaos. Ken founded the Free Hugs Project, a non-profit organization that centers on facilitating peace between two conflicting groups, and he goes into detail on how he enters conflict zones and how he approaches the leaders on either side.

We discuss the importance of differentiating between various political groups and agendas, how Ken’s activism has evolved in the past decade, the difficulty and nuance of navigating tribal narratives, and why most Americans are more concerned with and vocal about Gaza than they are about other wars around the world.

Ken also walks us through why world peace starts with loving your family, how he overcomes criticism, how we can all rise above trivial online disputes, and why those who know more about the nuances of conflict should take charge in resolving them. If you’re looking for a way for your voice to be heard, you’ve come to the right place.