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.
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.
For centuries, war has not only involved the annihilation of human life, but also environmental destruction, in the forms of both ‘collateral damage’ and deliberate damage to environments.
In March, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) released the results of a study showing that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.
When Sarah Beaulieu’s delivered a TEDx talk in 2016 on the topic of sexual violence, the talk received such response she started an organization: Uncomfortable Conversation.
For decades Diana Wege has been visiting schools, advocating for gun control, meeting Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and studying what can be done to end violence in our schools and teach children how to live without conflict.
Diana Wege has been passionate about the need to incorporate conflict resolution training into the classroom. Before founding WOVEN (We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now) she established CrUSAde (Conflict Resolution for Educators in the United States of America), a foundation that focused on anti-bullying programs.
Kyoung H. Park founded Kyoung’s Pacific Beat (KPB), a peacemaking theater company, in 2011. The mission of the Brooklyn based company is to encourage a culture of peace through the production of new theater works. His most recent work is Pillowtalk, which was recently performed at The Tank in Manhattan, as part of The Exponential […]
Today, 15 January 2018, we reflect back on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was fifty-five years ago when he wrote the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” an impassioned request to end racial injustice and hatred through non-violent means.
One of WOVEN’s international resources is the Miriam College Center for Peace Education, located in the Philippines. Led by Jasmin Nario-Galace, Ph.D., the center embraces its mission to help advance a culture of peace through education.
This week, along with the United Nations and a host of other organizations worldwide, we celebrate the International Day of Peace. To mark the day, the Institute for Economics & Peace will be releasing SDG16 Progress Report. SDG16 or the ‘peace goal’ as it is commonly referred to, is a major achievement of the international […]