Muslims and Islam Are NOT the Enemy of the West

An open letter to Westerners by Guest Contributor Matthew Johnson Dear Westerners: Muslims and Islam are not the enemy of the West. I wish this statement was without controversy, but with the rising tide of Islamophobia (i.e. irrational fear of Muslims) in the United States and elsewhere, it is clear that it is not. There Read more about Muslims and Islam Are NOT the Enemy of the West[…]

Robert J. Burrowes on the Legacy of War

by Robert J. Burrowes, contributor As the world continues to engage in various commemorations in relation to World War I, Australia approaches the centenary anniversary of a defining event in the nation’s history: ANZAC Day. On 25 April 1915, and for many days after, Australia suffered savage losses at Gallipoli in Turkey. Sometimes when we Read more about Robert J. Burrowes on the Legacy of War[…]

Alice Richmond – Peace in Tech

by Alice Richmond, Delivery Manager Last month (October 2015), I spoke at a conference in Barcelona on the topic of communicating peacefully with teams and clients. Often the phrase “Peace in Tech” is referring to promoting technology that reduces the need for aggressive and peace disturbing manufacturing processes for hardware. It is so easy to Read more about Alice Richmond – Peace in Tech[…]

40+ World Leaders Joining Global Oneness Day – Just Around Corner

Have you seen the names of the world leaders, scientists, entertainers, spiritual leaders, activists and business leaders who are part of Global Oneness Day this year? Global Leaders pick and choose what programs they will participate in and an extraordinary number are gathering on Global Oneness Day, Saturday, October 24th, 2015 to celebrate this “Earth Read more about 40+ World Leaders Joining Global Oneness Day – Just Around Corner[…]

#youth4peace – Redefining Youth as Peacebuilders

There is a widespread perception that youth are trouble makers. Economists believe a large youth population to be problematic for a country. Police forces (notably in the US) distrust youth and often target youth. Youth are considered to be particularly susceptible to violent extremism. And even governments consider youth as too young and inexperienced to Read more about #youth4peace – Redefining Youth as Peacebuilders[…]

How Sports Can Show You that Peace is Possible

by Sarbjit “Sab” Singh  I’m often asked – as I was last week at the first annual Sports Humanitarian Awards* presented by ESPN – why I started the blog/newsletter Sports Doing Good. Much like more accomplished entrepreneurs out there, I started it because it did not exist. I was someone who wanted to read about stories Read more about How Sports Can Show You that Peace is Possible[…]

Move This World – Shake your booty for peace

Social change through the art of movement? How does that work? Ask Move This World, an innovative non-profit which not only has that as its mission, but also has a sustainable, revenue-generating, scalable model. So, what does this look like in practice? Facilitators, known as PeaceMovers, will visit a class twice a month, implementing a Read more about Move This World – Shake your booty for peace[…]

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Family

With the summer holiday season fast approaching, some people are dreading family get-togethers in which topics such as politics, religion, current events always come up and consistently generate tense, maybe even angry, conversations.  Whether it’s anticipating the inflammatory comments of an uncle with opposite political views or fear of falling into the same pattern around Read more about How to Have Difficult Conversations with Family[…]

Mediation in Schools: A Response to New Federal Priorities

Guest Contributor Matt Johnson discusses the benefits of mediation and conflict resolution in schools. (This post originally appeared on Peace is Sexy in January 2014, but following last week’s post, Love, Not Guns, we thought it was relevant to share it again.)  It is laudable that US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Read more about Mediation in Schools: A Response to New Federal Priorities[…]

Love, Not Guns

by Dr. Jay Breitlow I am writing this article because I believe we can all make a difference in saving and enhancing the lives of not just our children, but people around the world. I am an expert in school-related violence not by choice or research, but because of personal experience. December 1, 1993: While Read more about Love, Not Guns[…]