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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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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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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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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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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