Our music fest theme continues with anti-war music by Eric Bogle, John McCutchen, Paul McCartney, and Carl Nielsen in honor of the 100th anniversary of WWI.
For our Music Vision Week, we highlight select songs by Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Bob Marley for their uplifting hopeful visions for our world.
Hildegard Goss-Mayr & Jean Goss left a lasting imprint on peace training in their process for developing strategies & their methods of teaching nonviolence.
Jerzy Popiełuszko was a preist involved in the historic nonviolent freedom movement known as Solidarity. Ultimately, he became a martyr for that revolution.
In 1961, Peter Benenson was moved to action by a story in the newspaper. He founded Amnesty International, an organization working to ending human rights abuses.
Moses Montefiore was a famous 19th-Century British Jewish philanthropist who used his wealth to advocate for fair treatment of religious minorities.
Moses Mendelssohn was an 18th-Century German-Jewish philosopher and a giant in the intellectual growth of European Jewish culture.
A full-time organizer of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Thomas Clarkson spearheaded the Abolitionist movement in Great Britain.
Former slave owner Bartolomé de las Casas became a defender of rights for indigenous American peoples during the severe oppression of Spanish colonial rule.
Amid the horrors of the Crusades, Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil dared to cross battle lines. After a week of talks, they parted as friends.