On Thursday, January 19, 2017, we will be forming our Circle of Peace at 5:30 pm beginning at a historic playground at Lexington and 96th Street. Samuel Seabury Playground honors the late Judge Samuel Seabury (1873-1958), a renowned public servant.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
“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.”
When sixteen year old Muzon Almellehan fled Syria with her family to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, worrying that her familywould marry her off as a child to a complete stranger was the least of her concerns. Yet shortly after fleeing Syria and resettling with her family at the camp, she noticed a steady decline […]
He began childhood with an AK-47 in place of a family. He learned to kill his neighbors while children in other countries learned to read. Today, he leads a non-governmental organization, Gua Africa, dedicated to teaching peace, reconciliation, and providing education for South Sudan’s most vulnerable children. Recruited among 12,000 other children to fight in […]
If peace had the space to exist, what would it look like? I work with a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine which serves the local refugee, asylee and pending asylum seeker population from Africa and the Middle East. Our team of Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as advocates and leaders for community members who share […]
Who knew weight loss groups and peace efforts belonged in the same room? In a New York interview with Salon.com, filmmaker of “A Slim Peace” and founder of the nonprofit born from the film’s success, Slim Peace Group, Yael Luttwak describes her reasons for initiating a women’s-only weight loss group in Jerusalem comprised of Bedouin […]
The Malala Fund, founded in honor of one of Pakistan’s most recent heroes, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, will work to improve access, quality and safety for girls’ learning environments in the most remote areas of Pakistan. At present, there are 3.8 million girls not attending […]