We are so happy to announce that Lincoln, Nebraska is the FIRST CITY that has taken the pledge to join Billion Acts! They have set a goal of enlisting as many Lincolnites as possible to create 10,000 Acts of Peace as their city’s contribution towards the global campaign of One Billion Acts of Peace. Read more about this exciting initiative here and let us know if your city, school, workplace, house of worship or organization would like to join the Movement! As the…
100 Circles of Peace
“Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome.” – Margaret Wheatley In early 2010, St. Paul was witnessing an increase in youth violence a…
100 Miles for Peace
100MILES4PEACE WALKWAY PROJECT So what kind of peace project is able to connect these two vastly different worlds, as well as many others? From Tech to landscape architecture, to community building and peace teaching? After all, it all began with artist Paul-Felix Montez’s simple questions of, how can peace be taught, and Can Streets teach Peace? How do we teach peace, live peace, connect peacefully in…
How Will You Help Wage Peace?
How will you #WagePeace100? Join the movement today! Share what acts—big or small—you will do this year.
What is the connection between peace and poverty?
By Devin Hibbard, CEO: Street Business School & BeadforLife Why has Street Business School – a program focused on helping women in Africa increase their income – become a semifinalist in the Billion Acts Hero Awards sponsored by @PeaceJam Foundation? It is because the link between economic scarcity and injustice or violence is high. At @BeadforLife, we believe that we can achieve peace by fighting poverty…
How to move from violence to peace
International Day of Peace 2018 6 September 2018 In 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years If current trends persist, by 2030 - the horizon set by the international community for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - more than half of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by high levels of violence. However, much of this…
How the U.S. can pursue peace with North Korea
By Daniel JasperThe Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) has been in the news a lot this week after a surprise announcement that President Trump had accepted an invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un. The decision came after months of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, which included nuclear and ballistic tests and a public exchange of verbal threats between the two…
What a Saint and a Sultan Teach us About Peace
Francis of Assisi met Sultan Malik Al-Kamil 800 years ago.
What Colombia’s peace process can teach the world
Colombia is on the brink of a peace deal that would end more than 50 years of fighting. What lessons can the world learn?
Economists explain why books build peace
Studies show that the construction of primary schools led to statistically significant reductions in conflict that grew larger over time.
Why there’s still hope for peace for Palestinians and Israelis
25 years since the Oslo Accords, and as violence flares again in Gaza, peace for Palestinians and Israelis has never been more urgent.
How to change a narrative: A guide for activists and peace builders
In working for social justice, the stories we tell can be a powerful tool in shaping public opinion and influencing policies. Here’s what you need to know about what “narrative change” means and how we can all effectively use it strengthen our efforts to end discrimination and build peace.
What would peace look like in your community?
Peace is not just the absence of war. To these 19 young delegates to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, peace means a sense of shared security, access to jobs, health care, and education.
Why Believe That the ‘Settlements’ Are Obstacles to Peace?
By Daniel E. Bacine Like you, I would like to see peace between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. Over the past year I’ve had conversations with a number of Jewish friends on this subject and have been astonished about their lack of knowledge of the relevant facts. Some on the far left believe that Israel’s …
What a 21st-Century Peace Movement Looks Like
It's time to address both the violence of militarism abroad and policing at home.
Teaching Peace and Life Skills in Schools: Why Not?
Schools are our main social avenue of learning. While the primary focus of teaching in schools is predominantly on academic skills, many feel that life s...
WATCH: How Women Shaped the Peace Deal in Colombia
Women played an important role in shaping the Colombian peace agreement, which ended the longest armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere.
Interview: Why Women’s Rights are Essential for a Lasting Peace
Women make up half the population, yet in times of war, in peace talks, and in rebuilding efforts, women are rarely at the table. The issues that impact them and their families – from living safely in camps for the internally displaced to holding rapists accountable – are too rarely made a priority...
How Afghanistan’s peace movement is winning hearts and minds
A small sit-in protest in Lashkar Gah has morphed into a nationwide peace movement that is unlikely to lose momentum anytime soon.
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