The Praxis Conference: Building Peace with Youth, Fairfax, VA, 8/18-19

By: David J. Smith, June 5, 2017 If you work with youth, you might consider the upcoming Praxis Conference at George Mason University, August 18-19, 2017. Scholars, practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and leaders of religious communities will participate in a variety of panels that apply to many fields within the peacebuilding framework.  The Praxis Conference createsContinue reading “The Praxis Conference: Building Peace with Youth, Fairfax, VA, 8/18-19”

Build Peace Fellows, Applications due 6/30

By: David J. Smith, June 5, 2017 If you are interested in the intersectionality of peacebuilding, arts, technology,  and research consider applying to be a Build Peace Fellow. The program builds local innovative potential for individuals and organizations embedded in peacebuilding processes. Over one year,  fellows take an innovative peacebuilding intervention from idea to pilotContinue reading “Build Peace Fellows, Applications due 6/30”

2017 Global Peace Index: U.S. Drops 11th Spaces to the 114th Least Peaceful Country, While the World Overall is Slightly More Peaceful

By: David J. Smith, June 1, 2017 This year’s Global Peace Index  published by the Institute for Economics and Peace has been released.  Since 2007, IEP has ranked the relative peacefulness of 163 countries covering over 99% of the world’s population.  Major findings  in 2017 include: The world slightly improved in peace last year but hasContinue reading “2017 Global Peace Index: U.S. Drops 11th Spaces to the 114th Least Peaceful Country, While the World Overall is Slightly More Peaceful”