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9/11: Twenty Years On

Lessons from Peacebuilding Twenty years ago, I walked into the offices opposite the UN Headquarters in Manhattan as the first plane struck the World Trade Center. Soon after, diplomats from every corner of the world streamed out of the UN building in a mass evacuation as news of the terrorist attacks shook the world. Later … Continued

If we choose to build peace, we must engage

Our Development and Administrative Associate Christine Trillana, an Asian American woman, expresses her fears over the rise in hate crimes against her community. She calls for us all to engage bravely with efforts to end violence, and shares resources to stop Asian hate.

Toward a Healed America

Peace Direct welcomes the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and urges all Americans to join together in the work of healing our broken nation.

Dreams of peace: Group in Sri Lanka wins 2020 Peace Direct Award

The eighth annual Peace Direct Awards (formerly known as the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards) celebrate the work of some of the world’s most creative and inspiring local peacebuilders. This year, we focused on technology in peacebuilding. A panel of international experts selected the winner from an accomplished pool of applicants, each of them using technology to address problems faced by their communities.

Message from Peace Direct’s US Executive Director for #GivingTuesday

It’s been a challenging and tumultuous year. The coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and contentious national elections have laid bare deep inequities, racism and division here in the U.S. We are called like never before to build peace in our own country, and to do it in solidarity with people around the world … Continued

Building peace takes time: 5 steps to build it in the US now

Updated Nov. 9: The results are in. The U.S. elections are over, and a new president and the first ever woman vice president have been elected. If the 2020 elections have shown us anything, though, it is that the U.S. is in dire need of peacebuilding. This is not news to anyone who has been living in politically … Continued

US elections crisis: An opportunity to build peace

As the Nov. 3 U.S. elections unfold, tensions are escalating. Political and social divisions are deepening. The Black Lives Matter movement continues to push for racial justice, even as reports of police violence against people of color continue. The coronavirus pandemic and related economic recession persist with no end in sight. Many Americans feel the very future of their country is at stake.

A just peace is possible

The murder of George Floyd has rightly prompted outrage across the U.S. and in cities around the world. As protestors took to the streets last weekend, our CEO, Dylan Mathews, shared this reflection.