Peace & Conflict Prevention

Although many believe that war is inevitable, there are steps that nations can take to foster peace and security around the world and to eliminate the possibility of war. We blog on and advocate solutions around peacekeeping, genocide prevention, the "Responsibility to Protect", civilian protection, arms control, and current conflicts and hot spots around the globe.

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News and Updates

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By Hiram Helfman | March 27, 2015 - 5:01pm EDT
 In my previous blog, I mentioned examples of interfaith and intercultural dialogue going on in Europe and emphasized the need for expansion of such efforts and the need for the world public to be more informed about them. In this blog, I will focus on intervention for youth considered to be greatly at risk of going to the religious extreme. Bishop Michel Dubost (Head of French Bishops Council for Interfaith Relations), [...] Read More
By Hiram Helfman | March 13, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The attacks on the French Satirical Newspaper Charlie Hebdo show the need for more interfaith dialogue in Europe, both in the expansion of already existing efforts and the creation of new programs. Sadly, interfaith and multicultural dialogue in Europe, like everywhere else, does not receive much attention in the media. Even countries like Holland, which has seen a rise in Islamophobic attitudes, have been engaging in [...] Read More
Destruction of Iraq's historical treasures by ISIS members
By Rene Wadlow | March 11, 2015 - 2:00pm EDT
On Friday, 27 February 2015, the United Nations Security Council condemned "the deliberate destruction of irreplaceable religious and cultural artifacts housed in the Mosul Museum and burning of thousands of books and rare manuscripts from the Mosul Library."  The Mosul Museum, which was not yet open to the public, had a large number of statues from the pre-Islamic Mesopotamian civilizations as well as statues from the [...] Read More