Learning Library

Peace

Albert Einstein Institution
The Albert Einstein Institution works to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action. Our work on this topic has been translated into dozens of languages. Visit our online library to access all currently available digital resources.

Artists United
Artists United is a nonprofit organization inviting artists of every medium, every genre, every stripe to share and exchange knowledge, access high-powered, collective tools, and embrace new ways of working together. We are based in the United States, but our network and reach are worldwide.

AtitudesOfGratitudeAttitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life
Gratitude creates a powerful state of happiness because it returns us to the natural place where we notice what’s right instead of what’s wrong. In Attitudes of Gratitude, M. J. Ryan teaches us how to unlock the fullness of life through the expression and exercise of a grateful heart.

 

BlessedUnrestBlessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming
Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. These groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth.

 

Brahma Kumaris
Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 110 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. Their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul.

BuildingSocialBizBuilding Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs
Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a new dimension for capitalism which he calls “social business.” The social business model has been adopted by corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across the globe.

Conscious Elders Network
The Conscious Elders Network (CEN) is an educational, non-profit organization fostering a budding movement of vital elders, dedicated to growing in consciousness while actively addressing the demanding challenges facing our country. We work inter-generationally for social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and sound governance. They bring multiple talents and resources, offering these in service to the goal of preserving and protecting life for all generations to come.

CreatingWorldWOutPovertyCreating a World Without Poverty
In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus’ groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business—business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today’s most serious problems.

DancingInTheStreetsDancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
Dancing in the Streets explores a human impulse that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing.Drawing on a wealth of history and anthropology, author Barbara Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture.

FromDictatorshipFrom Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation
Twenty-one years ago, at a friend’s request, Massachusetts professor Gene Sharp sketched out a blueprint for nonviolent resistance to repressive regimes. This short, pithy, inspiring, and extraordinarily clear guide to overthrowing a dictatorship by nonviolent means lists 198 specific methods to consider, depending on the circumstances.

Global Change Makers
Global Changemakers empowers youth to catalyse positive social change by providing them with skills, contacts, opportunities and a global network of like-minded people.

Gap Minder
Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations. Gapminder is a fact tank, not a think tank. It fights devastating misconceptions about global development, produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics and promotes a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. Gapminder collaborates with universities, UN, public agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Global Shapers
The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

International Day of Peace
In 1984, in commemoration of the annual International Day of Peace and in solidarity with the United Nations, the NGO Pathways To Peace inaugurated the Minute of Silence at 12:00 Noon in each time zone, resulting in a “Peace Wave” around the world. Individuals, organizations, communities and nations are invited to participate in this shared and practical act of peacebuilding.

Kindness Diaries (Video on Netflix)
Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way across the U.S., through Europe, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and finally to Canada and back to the Hollywood sign, by asking strangers for shelter, food, and gas.

Mystery2012The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies, and Possibilities
Long before 2012,  a handful of pioneers dedicated themselves to studying the scientific, spiritual, and prophetic evidence that marks this year as a critical time in our planet’s history. Eight of these thought leaders present reliable research alongside eye-opening revelations to help you prepare for what lies beyond this crossroads.

OperatingManualOperating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer, philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant thinkers of his time. He set forth his comprehensive perspective on the world’s problems in numerous essays.

 

Pacha’s Pajamas “We Are All Connected” Dance

Pathways to Peace

Pathways To Peace works locally and globally to promote Peacebuilding, Education and to collaborate with other organizations in initiatives that help further our Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) The annual highlight of this initiative is the International Day of Peace (Peace Day), held annually on September 21.

 

RainbowBridgeThe Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace
This book by Brent Hunter is a vision of peace that comes from deep within the heart of humanity. This book illuminates the common ground in the world’s religions through 60 simple-to-understand Universal Principles that we can all benefit from following leading to more joy, love, bliss, compassion and freedom.

SapiensSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
From renowned historian Dr. Yuval Harari comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution. Yuval Noah Harari explores how biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

 

United Nations Millennium Development Goals
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
On Sept. 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, & ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Everyone needs to participate: governments, private sector and people like you.

Visions of Humanity
Launching in spring of 2017. With a focus on peace, Vision of Humanity looks at the major issues of today in a factual, balanced and positive light, so you can make better choices to create the kind of world you want to live in.