10 Women’s Peace Networks

And how they are changing the world While often overlooked, women are (and always have been) a driving force behind movements for peace and justice worldwide. They are at the forefront of peace movements worldwide, are fighting for more equitable and sustainable peace agreements, and serve as mediators between communities in conflict. There are innumerable national […]

10 Global Peacebuilding Networks

Get connected to help you build peace better There’s a lot of organizations and grassroots groups out there working tirelessly to build peace. Many of us work in places affected by violent conflict or other challenging contexts; others are working to challenge militarism or to prevent war at higher levels. Regardless of our approach, it is […]

A Review of 12 Peace Education Learning Frameworks

And why you should make your own “The ultimate goal of peace education is the formation of responsible, committed, and caring citizens who have integrated the values into everyday life and acquired the skills to advocate for them.” — Betty Reardon So I made this peace-learning framework once. No, not the one in the image above. That’s the […]

How to Conduct Your Own Conflict Analysis

A user-friendly guide “The key to complexity is finding the elegant beauty of simplicity.” — John Paul Lederach I remember the first conflict analysis I did, some ten or so years ago. I was just getting into consulting in the NGO world, looking to ‘get my foot in the door’ so to speak. I did well with the […]

3 Simple Conflict Analysis Tools That Anyone Can Use

To transform conflict in your family, workplace, community, and beyond   “Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.” — Dorothy Thompson I had this job once. This is some years back now. I didn’t know anybody there, but immediately upon walking into the office on my first day, […]

11 Historic Peace Organizations Still Active Today

With lessons learned from the past 200+ years of peace activism “The story of the human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it’s the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation, not aggression.” — Gerard Vanderhaar They say […]

The 10 Steps of Strategic Peacebuilding

Create your strategy to build a more peaceful and just world “To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” — Sun Tzu This is for all of you dreamers and idealists out there, you activists and selfless souls dedicating your life to a cause. […]

Podcasts for Peacebuilders

20 podcasts to help you find creative ways to build peace and justice in the world “Human existence cannot be silent, nor can it be nourished by false words, but only by true words, with which people transform the world.” — Paulo Freire Working for peace and justice can be stressful. And at times, it is an isolating […]

7 Quotes that Deconstruct State Violence

And how we can apply their lessons. The 2020 Republican National Convention last week was painful. It was hard to watch the racist filth and lies spewing forth speaker after speaker, all the while witnessing the violence produced by Trumpian rhetoric play out in the streets of America. It got me reflecting on the nature of […]

3 Unsung Racial Justice Heroes And the Lessons We Can Learn from Them

When we develop our knowledge about racial justice heroes like these, our efforts for justice today are strengthened “It is the curse of minorities in this power-worshipping world that either from fear or from an uncertain policy of expedience they distrust their own standards and hesitate to give voice to their deeper convictions, submitting supinely […]