Viateur and his wife, Judith, have married across the divide between Hutus and Tutsis, becoming entrepreneurs and peace builders.
Video games with a purpose, from peacemaking to teaching empathy to treating social problems such as discrimination, are growing in number and sophistication.
Rabbi Michel Serfaty takes his ‘friendship bus’ around France to spread a message of tolerance and understanding
Troubled East Timor has endured a rocky road to independence. The group Belun ('friend') is trying to forge common ground and ease tensions among factions.
The 'retail activist’ charged $2,000 on her Visa card and made 1,000 bottles of Afghanistan Orange Blossom, selling it out of her garage.
The World of Timber business is a rare example of reconciliation between warring factions in Colombia's five-decade war that has killed 200,000 people and displaced 6 million.
Armel Nibasumba is committing his life to helping end the ethnic tensions that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Africans.
In Richmond, Calif., a police chief has employed several steps that have greatly reduced violent crime as well as the need for police to use deadly force.
The Baghdad church run by the Anglican priest provides food, education, and medical services to nearly 5,000 Iraqis in need.
Award-winning photographer Carol Allen-Storey traveled the length and breadth of Rwanda and found a new generation dedicated to forgiveness.
Kids4Peace Boston teaches communication and understanding to 12-year-old Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from the US, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
Below are just some of the organizations and initiatives working to create a lasting peace based on dignity, security, equality, and respect for the human rights of all Palestinians and Israelis.
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Does the United States have a responsibility to take care of children who cross the border?
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing poverty and gang violence crossed the border this summer, straining the country's ability to cope. Many of them were united with family-members in the US while they await deportation hearings. Is it America's job to help care for those less-fortunate or to send them home?
How far out of your way would you go to ensure you're buying clothing that has not been made by people who are enslaved to human traffickers?
Many activists have worked to come up with programs to certify that clothes are sweat shop free or rugs are not made with child labor. Should this be expanded to include human trafficking? Would you be willing to pay more for such goods?
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Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) created The V Sign hand signal so the youngest victims can identify themselves as needing help.