News

  • International Nonviolence Trainer’s Award - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Ruth Kathryn Henry for winning the International Nonviolence Trainer’s Award on February 1, 2023. She is honored for teaching nonviolence and peace to diverse students and the community through training, music, and fine arts for more than a decade in […]
  • Peace Award Nomination 2023 - Nominate your candidate today.
  • Dr. Thupten Tendhar receives the Martin Luther King Peacemaker Award - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies congratulates our staff Dr. Thupten Tendhar on receiving the MLK Peacemaker Award.
  • Launch of the World’s Largest Human Rights Dataset - The CIRIGHTS launched the world’s largest Human Rights Dataset at the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Kingston campus on Friday, December 9, 2022. The CIRIGHTS project is a collaboration between the University of Rhode Island and Binghamton University. Dr. Brendan Skip Mark directs the project from URI, Dr. David L. Cingranelli, and Dr. Mikhail Filippov […]
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Events

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration - January 13 – 16, 2023 Join us to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day with the 2023 World House Documentary Film Festival! Click on the link below to register. https://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/world-house/content/2023filmfestival
  • Intention Peace with Autumn Francesca - Join us for a special presentation and music for peaceful intention on December 7th at 5:30 PM.
  • Zine Workshop - November 16, 2022 2:00-4:00 PM The Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies is hosting a Zine Workshop that will involve learning how to create a zine about a topic we are passionate about and feel deserves greater attention.
  • International Education Week - On November 16, 2022 Dr. Thupten Tendhar, Coordinator of the Healthy Minds - Inner Peace Project at the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, will facilitate this interactive event. Cultivating Sustainable Peace within for mental health, happiness, and human civilization will be discussed.
  • Mu Sochua talking to the audience Sochua Hasn’t Given Up to Rebuild Cambodia - Cambodian human rights activist Mu Sochua gave a guest lecture at URI through the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies on nonviolent activism and protecting freedom and human rights in Cambodia.
  • Nonviolent Resistance: Tibetan Freedom Struggle - Join us for a special guest lecture on nonviolent activism in Tibet with Ngawang Sangdrol on November 9th at 5:30 PM.
  • Nonviolent Activism: Protecting Freedom and Human Rights in Cambodia - Join us for a special guest lecture on nonviolent activism in Cambodia with Mu Sochua on October 26th at 5:30 PM.
  • President Parlange at the Peace Vigil “Women, Freedom, Life” Peace Vigil - Peace Vigil “Women, Freedom, Life” in honor of Mahsa Amini, who lost her life due to the brutality of the Iranian "morality" police.
  • Thupten Tendhar and Kate Sylvester International Day of Peace 2022 - The University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies celebrates the International Day of Peace.
  • Inner Peace and Global Peace - Join us for Inner Peace and Global peace lecture with Geshe Lobsang Gelek on September 22, 2022.
  • International Day of Peace poster International Day of Peace - The URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies is celebrating the International Day of Peace on September 22, 2022.
  • Kristine has been teaching Communication at URI for 20 years. She is a certified level 1 trainer in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. She integrates this philosophy into her teaching. Words used as weapons of violence do not serve us. The pathway to peace and reconciliation begins with a dialogue driven by compassion and understanding. Nonviolent communication is the practice of learning how to interact in ways that strengthen our ability to remain compassionate, even under the most challenging circumstances. How can we stay connected to ourselves and others in the midst of difference and discord? It is under these circumstances that we need most to connect with our compassionate nature yet it is these circumstances that make it challenging to do so. In this talk, we will learn ways of focusing our attention that can begin to liberate us from destructive patterns of relating. Nonviolent Communication: Building Bridges Across Differences - Workshop with certified nonviolence trainer Kristine Cabral
    Wednesday, April 20, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • The Justice and Witness Committee at Beneficent Church in collaboration with the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Speak Peace Symposium. The theme for the even it, "Environmental Justice". This free, virtual even is open to all.  Save the date! 9:00am-12pm, April 30th 2022 Speak Peace 2022 - The Justice and Witness Committee at Beneficent Church in collaboration with the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Speak Peace Symposium. The theme for the even it, “Environmental Justice”. This free, virtual even is open to all.  Save the date! 9:00am-12pm, April 30th 2022 Register […]
  • More information available at: www.uri.edu/nonviolence  23rd International Nonviolence Summer Institute - Level 1: Nonviolence Certification (Training of Trainers), June 6-11 (fee $500) Academic credits available for Summer Session I  More information available at: www.uri.edu/nonviolence   Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-international-nonviolence-summer-institute-online-tickets-255250580357
  • Join us for a Peace Vigil for Ukraine and all those displaced by violence. The vigil will take place at the International House of Rhode Island on Friday, March 18 at 4:30 pm. Peace Vigil for Ukraine - Join us for a Peace Vigil for Ukraine and all those displaced by violence.  The vigil will take place at the International House of Rhode Island on Friday, March 18 at 4:30 pm.  Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-vigil-tickets-294851357347 
  • Holistic Approach to Stress March 31, 2022 A Holistic Approach to Stress - Join us for a special talk and discussion on approaching stress holistically with Tibetan medical doctor and medical anthropologist WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2022 (US Eastern Time) 5:30pm-6:30pm WHERE: Zoom ID#: 945 6503 6429
  • Peace Vigil for Ukraine Thursday March 3. 5pm Multicultural Student Center, Hardge Forum Media Advisory: Peace Vigil for Ukraine to be held on URI Kingston Campus, Thursday, March 3 - The University of Rhode Island Chaplains Association and the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies will sponsor a Peace Vigil for Ukraine on Thursday, March 3, at 5 p.m. 
  • Mr. Ngodup Tsering, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America, will talk about the Four Commitments of the Dalai Lama. Date: Tues Oct 12, 2021 5:20pm – 6:00pm (EST) Four Commitments of the Dalai Lama - Mr. Ngodup Tsering, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America, will talk about the Four Commitments of the Dalai Lama. Date: Tues Oct 12, 2021 5:20pm – 6:00pm (EST)
  • The URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies invites you to a workshop on Human Trafficking on Tuesday, March 1, from 5:00 - 7:45 pm in the White Hall, Room # 202 located at 2 Heathman Rd, Kingston, RI. Human Trafficking Workshop - The URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies invites you to a workshop on Human Trafficking on Tuesday, March 1, from 5:00 - 7:45 pm in the White Hall, Room # 202 located at 2 Heathman Rd, Kingston, RI.
  • The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is so excited for all that Dadul Namgyal will be sharing with his audience on February 28, 2022, at 5:30 pm via Zoom ID # 971 5630 0347 or the link found on our social media profiles. How to Cultivate Inner Peace - A special talk and discussion on how to cultivate peace of mind in daily life with prominent Buddhist scholar, educator, and author Geshe Dadul Namgyal. Date: Monday, February 28, 2022 (US EST) 5:30pm-6:30pm Zoom ID #: 971 5630 0347