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What is “Ubuntu”?

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Our work at the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation is grounded in the South African philosophy of “ubuntu”. Many of you have asked of us, “what does ubuntu mean?” In the following video, Reverend Mpho Tutu, youngest daughter of the Archbishop … Read more

Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama Visit the Tibetan Children’s Village

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Dharamsala, HP, India, 23 April 2015 – The Upper Tibetan Children’s Village School was host to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his good friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Team Joy this afternoon. As they drove there from His Holiness’s residence … Read more

The Storyteller’s Art – Bringing Ancient Wisdom and the Philosophy of Ubuntu to Life

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An Interview with Kiran Singh Sirah – Executive Director of the International Storytelling Center Kiran Singh Sirah began his career as an artist and teacher, which led him to establish a number of award winning peace and conflict resolution programs … Read more

Dynamic New Atlas Seeks Justice for Environmental Conflicts Worldwide

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Hear the term conflict resolution and it usually brings to mind parties involved in armed conflict.  The violence and intensity of these situations commands our attention.  The global community has evolved diplomatic, economic and other interventions to help opposing parties … Read more

Meet the Rotary Peace Fellows – Nixon Nembaware

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Nixon Nembaware graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Political Science and Administration, with honors from the University of Zimbabwe. He accepted his Peace Fellowship from the Innational Christian   Before … Read more

Indonesian Comfort Women Seek Justice as Time Runs Out

The term Jugun Ianfu (Comfort Women) refers to those women who were forced into sexual slavery to fulfill the sexual needs of Japanese military personnel and civil officers at ianjo or comfort stations during the Asian Pacific War in 1931-1945.  … Read more

Meet the Rotary Peace Fellows – Sharon Edington

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Sharon Edington is a Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of Bradford in the UK studying for her MA in Conflict, Security and Development.  Prior to commencing her Rotary Fellowship, Sharon worked for eight years in various contexts including the … Read more

Saudi Women Take Their Place in the Driver’s Seat

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In Saudi Arabia, a woman’s freedom of movement is very limited. Women are not supposed to leave their houses or their local neighborhood without the permission of their male guardian, and the company of a mahram (close male relative). However, … Read more

Gun Violence by the Numbers

Recently, Americans witnessed another mass shooting, this time at the Washington Navy Yard in the nation’s capital.  Thirteen people were killed and another 14 were injured.  The shooter was well-armed, with among other guns, an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle.  He … Read more

Coup in Egypt or Not? The Implications Under International Law

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The Egyptian election commission announced on 24 June 2012 that Mohammed Morsi won the presidential election with 51.7 percent of the vote, exceeding the 48.3 percent of his contender Ahmed Shafik and effectively becoming Egypt’s first democratically-elected president. Yet since … Read more