Tag: Peace


Tag: Peace

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Articles: June Education Newsletter

By Vicki Zakrzewski | June 11, 2013

From how to help students develop purpose to an interview with the creator of the World Peace Game, here's a round-up of our recent education content.


Articles: World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements

By Vicki Zakrzewski | May 21, 2013

A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.

A U.S. and a British soldier in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Nov. 16, 2010, during the Afghan holiday Eid-al-Qorbon, a celebration of forgiveness, friendship and peace.

Articles: Apology and the Crisis in Afghanistan

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 27, 2012

When Americans burned copies of the Koran last week, they triggered a violent conflict. Have American apologies helped or hurt?


Articles: Can Parents Teach Peace?

By Carmen Sobczak | November 2, 2011

A recent study suggests they can, at least some of the time.


Articles: Steven Pinker’s War and Peace, Abridged

By Steven Pinker | October 20, 2011

If you're curious about Steven Pinker's massive new book, check out this Greater Good essay for a distilled version.

Viking, 2011, 848 pages

Articles: Steven Pinker’s History of (Non)Violence

By Jason Marsh | October 19, 2011

The psychologist's latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is essential reading for any reader of Greater Good.

Knopf, 2010, 222 pages

Articles: A Call to Compassion

By Jill Suttie | March 10, 2011

A review of Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life.


Articles: Why Is There Peace?

By Steven Pinker | April 1, 2009

Violence is declining, argues psychologist Steven Pinker. What are we doing right?


Raising Happiness: How to be a Happy Mom

By Christine Carter | May 5, 2008

The Semai people of Malaysia have a long history of nonviolent conflict resolution.

Articles: Worlds Without War

By Douglas P. Fry | March 1, 2008

An Idea For The Greater Good


Articles: Playing for Peace

By Talia Kennedy | March 1, 2008

PeaceJammers with Nobel Laurates Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, and the Dalai Lama.

Articles: Nobel Pursuits

By Jes Ward | March 1, 2005

It’s been 10 years since Jes Ward first heard of the PeaceJam program when she was in high school; now she helps run it. In that time she’s seen thousands of youth learn that the only thing more inspiring than the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Winners is the chance to follow in their footsteps.


Articles: Research on the Science of Forgiveness: An Annotated Bibliography

By Adam Cohen | October 1, 2004

Summaries of research on forgiveness, peace, and well-being.

The "Peace Mural" painted across the street from Norwood Street Elementary School. It spans two walls formerly covered by grafitti.

Articles: Gaming the School System

By Matthew Wheeland | September 1, 2004

Thanks to one program, students have found that resolving their differences can be all fun and games.

Human-Environment Research Laboratory co-director, Frances Kuo.

Articles: Green Peace

By Chris Young | September 1, 2004

What could help do the work of medication, meditation, and community police officers? The answer’s in your backyard.

Jordan's King Abdullah II and President Bush in the White House Rose Garden discussing the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison with the media on May 6, 2004.

Articles: Making Peace Through Apology

By Aaron Lazare | September 1, 2004

There's more than one way to say "I'm sorry," according to apology expert Aaron Lazare. Some apologies encourage forgiveness and reconciliation; others only make things worse. Here's how to tell the difference.


Articles: Nine Steps to Forgiveness

By Fred Luskin | September 1, 2004


Articles: Comforting Words

By Bharat J. Lindemood | March 1, 2004


Articles: Living Peacefully in a Time of Turmoil

By James A. Donahue | March 1, 2004

Some of the 20,000 clients and 15,000 volunteers who have connected through Shanti over the last 30 years.

Articles: Connecting through Compassion

By Charles Garfield | March 1, 2004

For three decades Charles Garfield has trained volunteers to care compassionately for strangers. He shares what he’s learned about the extraordinary deeds of ordinary people.


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April 29, 2017
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The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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