Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies

Promotes peace and a global beloved community through nonviolence.

Events

Destiny Africa Children’s Choir at URI Thursday, Oct. 10, 7PM

Destiny Africa Children’s Choir at URI Thursday, Oct. 10, 7PM

OCTOBER 10, 2013 7:00PM

at URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall  

The Center along with several departments on campus are sponsoring a performance by Destiny Africa, a Children’s Choir that raises their voices in song, hope and joy.  They are from the Kampala Children’s Center  in Uganda that rescues children from war-town areas to offer them love, education, and a family environment which nurtures them to become agents of transformation. This group of young people has become a voice for millions of suffering children in Africa and the world, a channel that brings healing, joy and hope to a desperate world through music and dance.

The event is free but contributions are welcomed. This electrifying performance is open to the public, so come, bring your friends, and enjoy.

Destiny Africa Website

 

“In Darkness” Holocaust Film with Screenwriter Shamoon

“In Darkness” Holocaust Film with Screenwriter Shamoon

“In Darkness” was shown to an appreciative audience that nearly filled Swan Hall on October 2. This amazing Oscar-nominated film was a dramatization of one man’s rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. Screenwriter David Shamoon was present for a Q&A afterwards and talked about the historical significance of the film. This was one of the highlights of Diversity Week 2013. View the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb2TyPfxaQU

Shamoon and his brother, a URI graduate, visited Paul Bueno de Mesquita’s Nonviolence & Conflict Resolution class before the movie and had a riveting discussion about nonviolence  and resilience of the human spirit during periods of extreme violence.

Gandhi Welcomes New Students to URI at 1st Night

Gandhi Welcomes New Students to URI at 1st Night

New students took a peaceful time out at First night for a photo op with Gandhi and to visit with staff members from URI’s Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies. Almost 100 students signed up to join our student organization, Student Nonviolence Involvement Coalition, to organize events and programs promoting peace and nonviolence on campus. One lucky student won the raffle for the super cool handmade backpack from Kathmandu, Nepal! Stay tuned for upcoming events, beginning with the International Day of Peace on the Quad Thursday, Sept. 19.

Malala – 1 Year Since Shooting

Malala – 1 Year Since Shooting

October 9 marks the one year anniversary of the Taliban’s attempted assassination of Malala Yousafzai, the young teenager in Pakistan who spoke out for education. After months of recovery she spoke to the UN Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday, July 12, 2013. Her courage and commitment for education for all young people across the globe have inspired nations.

She said, “I dont want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.” Malala was nominated for the Novel Peace Prize and was honored in 2012 as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Malala’s UN Speech

Quest for Peace

Certification Ceremony

Certification Ceremony

Certification Ceremony

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Certification ceremony for International Nonviolence Summer Institute Participants.

Friday June 14th, 1-3pm

Garrahy Atrium

Celebrate Nonviolence

Celebrate Nonviolence

Celebrate Nonviolence

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Barbecue and Musical celebration closes out the International Nonviolence Summer Institute 2013.

Monday June 13th, 5-7pm and 7-9pm

Multicultural Center Lawn

“Fate Comes Knocking” Mixed Magic Theater

“Fate Comes Knocking” Mixed Magic Theater

“Fate Comes Knocking” Mixed Magic Theater

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Mixed Magic Theater Performance “Fate Comes Knocking”.

Wednesday June 12th,  7-9pm

Multicultural Center Hardge Forum 

“The Art of Waging Peace” Paul Chappell

“The Art of Waging Peace” Paul Chappell

“The Art of Waging Peace” Paul Chappell

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Guest Lecture with Paul K. Chappell: West Point graduate, Iraq veteran, peace activist.

Tuesday June 11th, 7-9pm

Multicultural Center Hardge Forum

Beloved Community Supper

Beloved Community Supper

Beloved Community Supper

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Bruce Tancrell Memorial Scholarship Awards Presentation for Nonviolence trainings and Peace Education

Award Recipients Talk about their Work

“I Have a Dream” Community Reading

Monday June 10th, 5:30-7pm and 7-9pm

Multicultural Center Hardge Forum and Lawn

Gandhi and King: Roots of Nonviolence

Gandhi and King: Roots of Nonviolence

Gandhi and King: Roots of Nonviolence

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Gandhi Scholar Prasad Gollanapalli discusses the relationship of Gandhian and Kingian Nonviolence.

Gandhi Essay contest winner read their essays!

Thursday June 6th, 7-9 pm

Multicultural Center Hardge Forum

Think Big We Do

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