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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Book Review: The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come […]

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Book Review: Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict

The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. She examines the reasons for this gap and offers […]

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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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New York Live Arts

We recently had the opportunity to speak with New York Live Arts, a center devoted to the creation of live art that elevates the human spirit and brings people together in shared humanity. Their mission is to keep live arts experiences at the center of a broader conversation about cultural values and the intellectual, aesthetic, and social purposes of art-making.

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Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation

Today we turn our focus to the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation, the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France, and China.

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Book Review: The Noonday Demon

An interview with Dr. Andrew Solomon at Gracie Mansion Andrew Solomon walked out from a side entrance at Gracie Mansion and hugged the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, who was standing at a podium introducing him. It was a frigid December evening, dangerously close to Christmas, and the room was filled to […]

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Sing, Unburied Sing

Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winning Author, recently released her much anticipated third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing and we were fortunate to attend her first appearance in New York since the release. The event took place at the Schomburg Center and when Jesmyn Ward walked onto the stage, the joy and appreciation in the Langston […]

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#thisispeace

In a world where sometimes we all need a little reminder, we are thrilled to launch the ‘this is peace’ initiative. The mission of the campaign is to raise awareness and bring peace to everyone, everywhere.

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History Refused to Die, Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift at the Met

“What if your baby is cold?” My Soul Has Grown Deep, Black Art from the American South, (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press, 2018) with essays by Cheryl Finley, Randall R. Griffey, Amelia Peck and Darryl Pinckney, was published to accompany History Refused to Die. Daryl Pinckney’s essay ends with the thought: “But the […]

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