Tibetan Sand Mandala Meditation has Begun!

Sand Mandalas are ancient, sacred practices of Tibetan art. The practice, which has spanned across centuries, consists of painting complex drawings with colored pieces of sand.  They promote harmony to those who engage in the process by creating a design that represents a spiritual blueprint for the Mandala's intention. Painting the Mandala is a meditative …

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“The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world”

The United Nations has recently ratified a series of 17 goals that promote sustainable development worldwide. While they are all equally important, the Center would like to share one of the goals we find particularly meaningful. Goal 16: Promote Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies  Let URI stand behind the United Nations and let us create …

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Welcome Back to our Beloved Community!

We, here at the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies would like to extend a warm welcome and wish you all that your fall semester is productive, peaceful and proactive! We have lots of exciting news to share about the various activities, classes and events we have planned! We would like to congratulate the first …

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Heartbeat: an Israeli-Palestinian Youth Music Group with a Mission

From Huffington Post:  Palestinian and Israeli youth making happy, hopeful music together? When pigs fly! Seriously though. "Bukra Fi Mishmish" (When Pigs Fly) is a song by Palestinian And Israeli youth promoting peace and co-existence. With lyrics like, "Tomorrow will be better" and "Try to create and believe, yes YOU can," the song is an …

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Playing For Change Day 2012 – YouTube

The Playing For Change Foundation, in cooperation with Pathways To Peace and the Culture of Peace Initiative, will host their 2nd annual Playing For Change Day on Sept. 22, 2012 in observance of the International Day of Peace. Playing For Change Day concerts will be held in hundreds of cities and towns across our planet …

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