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Experiential learning program on working with youth for peace

I'm excited to introduce you all to We offer full-immersion education in the principles and practices of nonviolence for youth, families, and educators. We define nonviolence as a lifelong commitment to seeing beyond differences, respecting all living things, and being of service to ourselves and others.
Of our four main programs, our upcoming Animator's Training is really unique. This…

Added by Alli Brook on August 30, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

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Added by Mimi Lenox on April 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Measuring Peace in the Media Released

The second edition of our report "Measuring Peace in the Media" was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month.

Download the full report…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 6, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

25 Days 'til BlogBlast4Peace

We believe that words are powerful.....this matters. 
Images are powerful too. Here are a few peace globes that have already been submitted. The blogs displayed below have given me permission to show them early. Be inspired! Templates are here. Make one of your…

Added by Mimi Lenox on October 9, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

How Peaceful is the World?

Take a look at the following piece by Michael Shank, published in the Huffington Post.

On 9/21/11 (UN Day of Peace): How Peaceful Is the World?

Posted: 9/21/11…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on September 22, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Revolutionary Evolution toward a Culture of Peace:Inside-Out, Bottom-Up, Topsy-Turvy

Earth quakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, uprisings of the oppressed, nuclear meltdowns, global economic and financial collapse. Of historic proportions, all around the world, and all virtually in the blink of an eye.

And what of peace? In this revolutionarily evolutionary, topsy-turvy world turning upside down, what can peace mean? What is the role of peacebuilding in such a world? How do we go about it and make it practical in our daily lives, no matter who we are or…


Added by Mike Abkin on May 24, 2011 at 7:42pm — No Comments

We need to start with a Single Day of Peace to show it can be done.

In Hawaii New Years Day is annual day of peace .. no war.    What a novel idea.  The world can observe New Years Day 2012 first ever day of World Peace.  WE must make peace tangible something real not rhetoric.  A

day of peace begins with a single heartbeat.. a sole survivor of Hiroshima will strike a single beat on the giant drum of peace and the vibration will spread around the world.  10,000 drummers then pick up the beat at first ever peace festival in peace park by peace clock…


Added by Kimo Kekahuna on April 15, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

CA Rep. Mike Honda: US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings

California Congressman Mike Honda says "US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings" on the Huffington Post. Read the article here or at

For more on the US Peace Index,… Continue

Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on April 13, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Release of the United States Peace Index

The United States Peace Index was launched in Washington D.C. today!

The U.S. Peace Index is the first in a series of national peace indices that the Institute for Economics and Peace will be releasing to complement and build on its highly respected Global Peace Index. The aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.

For the first time, the U.S. Peace Index (USPI) ranks…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on April 6, 2011 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

United States Peace Index to be Released April 6

The first national peace index: the United States Peace Index 2011

In April the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) will launch the inaugural US Peace Index which will rank the 50 states of America by their peacefulness. The US Peace Index will be the first in a series of country-based peace indices that will be developed by the Institute in order to build greater understanding of the status and key drivers of peacefulness by district, state or region.…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on March 16, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

International Corporate Philanthropy Day: Beyond CSR

Monday, February 28th is International Corporate Philanthropy Day. The Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy says that the day is meant as an “an international advocacy day intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships and to inspire businesses around the world to engage further in philanthropy.”


But we can also take a broader look at corporate social responsibility: what about the benefits that businesses themselves gain from supporting…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 25, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Economics and Peace Faculty Network

The Institute for Economics and Peace, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education, kicked off the Economics and Peace Faculty Network at American University in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 28th, 2011. The meeting yielded interesting discussions around the role of business, peace, and economic development, serving as a jumping-off point for tangible initiatives alongside the growth of the network. Participants included faculty from leading…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 3, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Peace and Society: From Tunisia to Egypt, and now Yemen

When protests erupted in the streets of Tunisia, some speculated that it would create a domino effect around North Africa and the Middle East. Just weeks later, mass protest movements have been seen in Egypt, and these have now spread to Yemen, where President Ali Abdullah Saleh has held office for 32 years. All the protests have had similarities, including rising anti-incumbent sentiment and anger over rising inequality and the view of rising nepotism within government. The latest protests…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 28, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Measure Your Standard of Living

Recently on the Matador Network, an article was posted about four different ways to measure standard of living. We think that the Global Peace Index can be added to this list as an effective measure of standard of living – the levels of peace where you live contribute to your overall standard of living.

But what do you think about this? Have a look below.


When I sat down to write an article on the countries with…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on January 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Currently on the 13 moon walk 4 peace and we r nearing austin tx, going into r 4th month on the road.

we r working to spread love, build bridges of understanding, compassion and harmony, give voice to the voiceless and visibility to the invisible. is r website. please check it out, spread the word and be in touch.


bless up-jah love

Added by art brown on January 17, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments

I pledge to stop supporting those who incite violence

Here is a stirring message about the growing malignancy in the soul of our country, a disease that was brought to our attention (once again) by the recent horrific killings in Tucson.   The message is followed by a Peace Pledge that I hope all who read this note will seriously consider adopting as their personal response to this most recent tragedy.  We are not helpless.  We do not have to stand by in horror, wringing our hands.  We can commit to taking the action recommended in the pledge,…


Added by Norma Fox on January 16, 2011 at 1:51am — No Comments

Updated Teaching Resources, "The Building Blocks of Peace"

The Institute for Economics and Peace has updated its series of downloadable teaching materials, the Building Blocks of Peace, that offer a fresh perspective to the issues surrounding global peace. A new module on peace and economics…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on December 15, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

A message to peace bloggers!

Now that we are only 16 days away from BlogBlast For Peace on November 4th, it is important that we stay together as a group and show up as a group. If you've ever flown a peace globe or will fly one this year, please place your presence here in the group at DoPeace. It is a place where many folks across the world come to perpetuate and… Continue

Added by Mimi Lenox on October 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The 20 Day countdown to BlogBlast For Peace begins with quotations from famous peace activists - You

I am listening to the voices of peace bloggers.

I have long maintained that while there is significant noise in numbers, the real power of the peace globe movement lies in the eloquent prose buried deep in the pages of… Continue

Added by Mimi Lenox on October 14, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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