Category: Humanity

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Christian Peacemaker Teams

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an international organization set up to support teams of peace workers in conflict areas around the world. These teams believe that they can lower the levels of violence through nonviolent direct action, human rights documentation, and nonviolence training. CPT sums their work up as “…committed to reducing violence by getting

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A Local's Guide To Seville, Spain

A Local’s Guide To Seville, Spain

Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville has a metropolitan  population of about 1.5 million, making it

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Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Centre for Conflict Resolution is a social research institute of the University of Cape Town. It was founded in 1968 by Professor H.W. van der Merwe in Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct academic research on relations between “racial” groups, with the goal of promoting mutual acceptance and co-operation. Initially named the Abe Bailey Institute for Inter-Racial Studies

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The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: THE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. At its heart is a belief all human beings have capacity for compassion and empathy. We only resort to violence or behaviour harmful to others when we do not recognize more effective

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Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR HUMANITARIAN DIALOGUE

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, otherwise known as the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, or HD, is a private diplomacy organisation based in Switzerland that assists in mediation between conflicting parties to prevent or end armed conflicts. Founded in 1999, the aim of the organisation is to promote and facilitate dialogue among the leadership of the

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