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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | 01/15/2018

On this special day in the U.S. that honors a man who championed peace, justice, and equality despite many threats to his life, we share a sermon he gave in 1955 that is remarkably salient and moving today. Given the current situation in the U.S., the paragraphs below from over 60 years ago still speak […]

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FP Senior Associate Eileen Babbitt speaks with Bloomberg News on the decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem | 12/09/2017

Dr. Eileen Babbitt, Director of the Institute for Human Security and Professor of Practice of International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at The Fletcher School of Tufts University, was interviewed by Bloomberg News December 7th on the implications of President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. You can listen to her […]

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Celebrating Human Rights Day – December 10th | 12/09/2017

This year marks the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, noted that since the declaration, “human rights have been one of the three pillars of the United Nations, along with peace and development.” On Sunday in Paris, a year-long campaign will get underway to commemorate the 70th […]

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Happy International Peace Day 2017! | 09/21/2017

“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” is the theme for this year’s Peace Day (September 21).  This is a sadly appropriate theme given the increase in divisiveness and violence we are witnessing within and between peoples and countries.  On this day, Facilitating Peace celebrates all those working for a more  united, peaceful, […]

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Happy International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017! | 03/08/2017

Today is a day to celebrate women’s achievements towards full human equality. It is also a time to reflect and take action on removing the obstacles that continue to prevent women from full access and participation in the social, political, and economic lives of their societies. This year’s focus for International Women’s Day is on […]

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