Dr. Samuel Mahaffy, Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village interviews Madut--one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan'. Madut's journey and story teach us much about the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan. It is a story of great tragedy and also of tentative hope. Madut's account of his journey and his perspective on his homeland of South Sudan and what is needed to bring peace are woven into this…Continue
Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 15, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments
We are consumers of violence. We have so over-consumed violence that we hardly recognize what we are consuming anymore. It is time to step away from the poisoned buffet.
Our culture offers us as…Continue
Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 3, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments
The latest blog at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation describes a mediation where the mediator refused to take control. You can read it here.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on September 26, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments
MasterPeace sets new standards for Peace efforts worldwide.
The Unifying Concert in Amsterdam, broadcast across 4 continents, features top artists from conflict areas sending the world a message of peace.
Syrian diva Assala to be given Peace Award and confirmed to perform at Ziggo Dome.
MasterPeace, the award-winning peace movement, celebrates the International Day of Peace with 55 events in…Continue
Added by MasterPeace on September 19, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments
In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country. …Continue
Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on September 19, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments
By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
A friend and colleague recently wrote me and asked if I, as an advocate for peace, was discouraged by the avalanche of violence that seems to be engulfing mankind.
It would certainly be easy to be discouraged, or even to abandon the notion that peace is possible, given the new status quo in Ukraine, the Central African Republic, Iraq,…Continue
Added by MAHESH KAUL on August 14, 2014 at 5:21am — No Comments
The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?
Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
Rey Ty and A. A. (2014 May). Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare. US-China Education Review, 4(5), 289-297.…Continue
Added by Rey Ty on June 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Our latest blog post, which you can read here, uses the example of Charlie Brown and Lucy to demonstrate that mediators have no business giving advice.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on May 31, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments
Faculty and administrators can now register for the 2014 Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges (http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/alexandria/academic-divisions/libarts/ips/peace.html) to be held October 17-20, 2014 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia and sponsored by the…Continue
Added by David J. Smith on May 20, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments
In this blog post, Angie Gaspar of the UK tells how she switched to the transformative approach. You can read it here.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on April 15, 2014 at 12:44am — No Comments
Michelle Zaremba writes about using her understanding of conflict dynamics in responding to her 5-year-old. You can read it here.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on April 3, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments
Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, indigenous communities are fighting back as multinational corporations encroach on their lands.
By Beverly Bell
Cross-posted from Foreign Policy in Focus.
April 1 marks one year since Honduras’ Rio Blanco community began a human barricade that has so far stopped a corporation from…
Added by Deepa Panchang on April 1, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments
I am sure many working in conflict resolution have heard of the term Rule of Law, perhaps its connection to the United States Institute of Peace, but are not really sure what it means.
Well, here you go, courtesy of USIP:
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 17, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments
The latest blog from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, available here, discusses the tendency of mediators to want their clients to get somewhere. So they try to get them somewhere. The transformative approach recommends that we abstain from trying to get clients to do anything.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on March 9, 2014 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Jonny Miller & Dorothy Sanders
Added by Dowser on March 9, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments
The economic cost of violence containment has surpassed the combined GDPs of Germany and Japan, according to the latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace.
The report, The Economic Impact of Violence Containment, calculates the cost of violence in 152 countries…Continue
Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 25, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments
Added by Dowser on February 14, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments
Sarah van Gelder
As expected, President Obama made economic opportunity a centerpiece of his State of the Union message on Tuesday. He even took a small step forward by announcing a $10.10 minimum wage for employees of federal contractors.
This is a move in the right direction, albeit a small one. For years, the budget deficit—not the well-being of working Americans—has dominated political discussion.
But bolder solutions are called…Continue
Added by Dowser on February 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments