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  • Pre-International Training Meeting - Pre-International Training MeetingThe Active Nonviolence Education Center (ANEC) in Dharamsala, India, has invited our team, including Professor Skip Mark, Meg Frost, and Thupten, to offer nonviolence training for Tibetan civil society organizations. We are all excited and busy preparing for the upcoming training.
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  • Mindfulness in the Ancient and Contemporary World - On November 3, 2023, 05:00 - 6:30 PM, join us to learn about Mindfulness in the ancient and contemporary world.
  • Music for Peace - 12/5/2023, 5:00 -6:00 PM, join us for an enchanting evening of traditional music with six Tibetan monks.
  • Global Human Rights Report Event - Join us on 12/7/2023, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM for the Global Human Rights report event.
  • Interfaith Festival - Join us on November 9, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM for the Interfaith Festival.
  • The UN in Complex Country Contexts: A Personal Perspective from Neal Walker - Join us for a discussion on the role of the UN in complex country contexts on October 26th at 5:00 PM.
  • One World, One Family - On October 5th at 12:30 PM, join us for a special guest lecture on inner peace.
  • International Day of Peace - Join us in celebration of the International Day of Peace on September 22, 2023.
  • Human Rights Workshop - On May 5th and 6th, 2023 join us for an informative and engaging workshop on the latest human rights issues, datasets, reporting, and advocacy.
  • Physical Yoga, Mental Peace - On May 1, 4:30-5:30 PM join us on the Quad to destress through a session of physical yoga and mental peace with Deirdre Morrison.
  • Frontiers of Human Rights Measurement Conference - On May 6-7, 2023 you are invited to attend the Frontiers of Human Rights Measurement Conference at Shepard Hall.
  • A Social Justice Choir in Performance at URI - On Sunday, March 26th, VOICES 21C, a Boston-based community-focused artists’ collective whose members include several URI Music Department alums, is partnering with The Center for the Humanities and the URI Department of Music to perform a concert at the Fine Arts Center on the topic of mass-incarceration in the US.
  • Pedagogy of Peace in Formal Education - On Friday, March 31, 2023 The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies will host Dr. Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić for a special lecture titled Pedagogy of Peace in Formal Education.
  • Sand Mandala Painting - Starting Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31, 2023, eight Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Mystical Arts of Tibet, Drepung Loseling Monastery, will construct a Mandala Sand Painting.
  • Guest Lecturer, His Eminence Kundeling Rinpoche - Friday, March 3, at 3:00 PM. The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is honored to host His Eminence Kundeling Rinpoche, the 13th Reincarnation of the Kundeling Tatsak.
  • Candlelight Community Gathering for Syrian and Turkish Earthquake Victims - 2/15/2023 at 5:00 PM Join the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies and the URI community in supporting Syria and Turkey earthquake victims and survivors with the Candle Light Vigil on Wednesday, February 15, at 5:00, Multicultural Center.
  • 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.
  • 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.