How to be an antiracist

Book Review: How To Be An Antiracist

Dr. Ibram Kendi takes a bold step and talks about racism as a cancer in a metastatic state. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system […]

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VOICES: Responding to Mass Violence

Mary Fetchet and Beverly Eckert met at a gathering of families after losing a son and husband, respectively. Knowing the obstacles faced by those impacted by the attacks of September 11, 2001, they formed  VOICES of September 11 as a grass-roots organization to provide information and support to those families. Since 2001, VOICES has addressed the long-term needs of […]

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Global Peace Index Series: #4 Positive Peace

In the final installment in our series on the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index we turn to the concept of Positive Peace. Negative peace is the absence of violence and fear of violence. Positive Peace is the attitudes, institutions, and structures that develop and maintain peaceful communities. Attitudes are the norms, beliefs, and relationships within […]

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Global Peace Index Series: #3 Economic Impact

In a continuing review of the Global Peace Index, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, we look now at the economic impact that violence has on economies around our world. The economic impact of violence refers to the expenditure and effect of containing, preventing, and dealing with the consequences of violence. The report measures the […]

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Global Peace Index Series: #2 Trends

The Institute for Economics and Peace annually produces the Global Peace Index (GPI), the world’s most extensive data-driven analysis of global peacefulness, its economic value, and how to develop more peaceful societies. The GPI measures and ranks the peacefulness of 163 states, looking at not only the presence or absence of war, but depicting the […]

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2018 Global Peace Index

The Global Peace Index Series: #1 Why it Matters

WOVEN’s overarching vision is to end violence in our lifetime. Built on the belief that rejecting violence is not insurmountable, we are designed to serve as a vehicle for peaceful advocacy. An important resource and platform to measure peacefulness in our world is through the Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI is the world’s leading measure of […]

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Connecticut Supreme Court: Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit Reinstated

The New York Times reported on the Connecticut Supreme Court decision to reinstate a major component of a lawsuit against Remington Outdoor Co. Inc. The lawsuit was brought against the North Carolina Company by families of both survivors and victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.

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New York Live Arts

We recently had the opportunity to speak with New York Live Arts, a center devoted to the creation of live art that elevates the human spirit and brings people together in shared humanity. Their mission is to keep live arts experiences at the center of a broader conversation about cultural values and the intellectual, aesthetic, and social purposes of art-making.

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Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation

Today we turn our focus to the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation, the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France, and China.

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Sing, Unburied Sing

Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winning Author, recently released her much anticipated third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing and we were fortunate to attend her first appearance in New York since the release. The event took place at the Schomburg Center and when Jesmyn Ward walked onto the stage, the joy and appreciation in the Langston […]

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#thisispeace

In a world where sometimes we all need a little reminder, we are thrilled to launch the ‘this is peace’ initiative. The mission of the campaign is to raise awareness and bring peace to everyone, everywhere.

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We Are All The Same Inside – Taking Teasing and Bullying Head On

WOVEN recently sat down with The T.I.M.M.E. Company’s founder, Timothy Bellavia, to hear about his companies mission and progress recently. The company was founded in 2000 with the mission of the company is to combat teasing and bullying in schools by creating a tool to celebrate what we have in common – how different we all are but how much we are also the same.

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Conflict Resolution Programs in Higher Education

Many colleges and universities in the United States offer Conflict Resolution Programs committed to peace using dialogue-based methods to manage and resolve conflict.

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A Benefit Performance of “Gloria: A Life”

Donor Direct Action presents a Benefit Performance of Gloria: A Life. The play is based on her extraordinary life and weaves together events from her 50 years in social and political activism.

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Columbine in Crimea

Air travel opened up the possibility of travel around the globe. Initially it was for those few privileged who could afford the cost. Eventually travel became more affordable allowing more and more people to move between countries and continents creating what became recognized as global citizens. Then came the Internet, further connecting individuals and cultures.

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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE A secular liturgical performance of Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

The Power of Non-Violence and Negotiation

Contemporary leaders learn from studying history and the individuals who have gone before. We look at one recent performance and two books published in 2017 that allow us insights into the past and inspire our work today.

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