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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Earth Day: Exposing the Environmental Costs of War

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.

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K-12 EDUCATION: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

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.

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A Dream of Non-Violence

Today we reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It was his dream that through non-violence we could work out the differences that divide us and live together in a peaceful environment.

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Sarah Beaulieu at the HBO premier of The Uncomfortable Conversation video screening

Uncomfortable Conversations … that become solutions

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.

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There is a Solution

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.

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Conflict resolution training in the classroom

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.

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Gene Sharp

WOVEN salutes the life and work of Dr. Gene Sharp

WOVEN salutes the life life and work of Dr. Gene Sharp: through his work, through his writing, through his dedication to understanding revolution and non-violence.

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Kyoung H. Park, founder of the peace making theater Kyoung's Pacific Beat

Theatrical Interventions: Kyoung H. Park

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 […]

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The Uncomfortable Conversation

WOVEN participated in The Uncomfortable Conversation event held on January 16th at HBO. We learned about how to handle situations as described in Bari Weiss’ op-ed in the New York Times.

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A Single Garment of Destiny

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.

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Seasons Greetings from WOVEN 2017

WOVEN took to the streets to find out what people had to say about ending violence and coming together. Check it out here!

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Miriam College Center for Peace Education

Circle of Peace at Miriam College Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf

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.

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Institute for Economics & Peace: Vision of Humanity

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 […]

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IPI Live Events During Ministerial Week of the UN General Assembly

Our resource partner, the International Peace Institute, IPI, has an extensive webpage of all of their events taking place this week during the high-level week of the UNGA. Many of these events will be on-the-record and live streamed.

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circle of peace, nyc, woven

Join the Circle of Peace on September 21

This September 21, on International Peace Day, WOVEN, its allies, and citizens of New York City will gather and join hands forming a Circle of Peace around a Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque to symbolize solidarity, unity, and resistance. Please join us.

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