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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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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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

Violence Is Our Enemy Not Each Other

WOVEN is committed to bringing people together to solve our differences. We support an individual’s right to speak out about their personal beliefs in a calm and civilized manner.

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international peace institute, child protection, forum on children in conflicts

Protecting Children in the Progress Towards Peace

The IPI together with Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, and the government of Estonia cohosted a policy forum on child protection in peace processes.

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Fiftieth World Peace Day: An Invitation of Peacebuilding

January 1, 2017 was the fiftieth World Day of Peace and Pope Francis celebrated with an invitation. His talk, “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace” not only wished peace upon every person on earth but also invited us to make active nonviolence our way of life. Through this program he challenges political and religious […]

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WOVEN’s 2016 Campaign to Question Violence

Each year, WOVEN’s September Celebration of Peace grows with an emphasis on how we can end violence in our lifetime. This year’s theme is ‘Question Violence.’

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