Please join us Thursday, January 19, 5:30pm at 96th Street and Lexington beside Samuel Seabury Playground as we form a Circle of Peace. Let’s gather together the night before the Presidential Inauguration, and stand for peace in New York City. We will join hands in an effort to form a more compassionate and understanding world. We […]
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 […]
Peace is Loud recently shared this video of 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee. Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. We share this video is support of her efforts.
In the Preface to Samantha Power’s book, A Problem from Hell, America and the Age of Genocide, published in 2002, she outlines four points as the book’s major findings. It is appropriate, in thinking about the situation in Aleppo to borrow thoughts from these points.
On Tuesday, November 1, over 200 education leaders, students and community members gathered in the White House’s Eisenhower Executive Office Building for a special screening and discussion of All the Difference hosted by the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The evening included remarks by James Cole, Jr., Deputy Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, and […]
On September 21st, many millions of people around the world will acknowledge and celebrate the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day (http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/). The United Nations theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, […]
We are sharing this an essay written by Hawa Allan, for the Lapham’s Quarterly. Allan, who is a writer of cultural criticism and fiction whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and Transition, among other places. She is Essays Editor at The Offing as well as a graduate of Columbia Law School, where […]
WOVEN’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Howard, was recently featured in The Laconia Daily Sun. Her article titled, “Reject Violence, Work to Find Solutions,” is below: The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. — James Baldwin “Diana Wege is an artist, […]
We wanted to share this story from one of our resources, Search for Common Ground, in the quest for peace in our world: As a child, Gwendolyn Myers begged her father to take her to the airport. Not being wealthy, she’d never seen an airplane. But she’d heard about them. She had to see these things for […]
April 20th is the seventeenth anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In October, 1998, Diana Wege and Elizabeth Howard founded a nonprofit organization in New Canaan, Connecticut, designed to bring conflict resolution and sensitivity training around the issues of violence to schools in Connecticut. While they initially granted meetings with […]
“To have Donald Trump, a leading presidential candidate, advocate punching someone who opposes his political views is clearly a message in contradiction to WOVEN’s vision of “Peace on Earth.”
The New York Center for Children has been chosen as the sole US beneficiary of the Polished Man Campaign. The Polished Man Campaign aims to raise awareness and fundraising by encouraging men to paint one fingernail from October 1st through the 15th. By painting one fingernail, they represent the one in five children who experience […]