Success at Ping Pong for Peace

The annual Ping Pong for Peace fundraiser run by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace studies and the International Education Week was a great success. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the hurricane relief organization "Unidos por Puerto Rico". Flags from various countries lined the walls and with generously donated Puerto Rican food, the …

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Compassion at the Compass School

The Center recently had the opportunity to visit the Compass School in Kingston, Rhode Island. The Compass School teaches grades K-8 and incorporates environmental stability and social responsibility in their curriculum. As nonviolence is a key factor to both of these mission statements, the Compass School was a wonderful setting to encourage young learners to …

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The Greater Good Gathering

The Center had the opportunity to attend the Greater Good Gathering last weekend in Providence. This organization holds events to promote democracy, civil rights, public health and other international issues with a special emphasis on what will shape these issues in the future. This past Gathering focused on innovating the government, the future of public …

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Trainer Spotlight

Raju Sakar  Raju Sakar is a graduate of our Summer Institute program of 2017 where he completed the Level 1 Nonviolence and Peace training. Raju Sakar is currently working for the United Nations in Liberia as a Human Rights Officer. Liberia has suffered from a Civil War and Ruja is using the principles learned at …

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Turn Sadness into Action

  The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies offers our deepest sympathies to those who lost their lives and those affected by the shooting in Las Vegas. One of the greatest mysteries of the human condition is the motivation to inflict harm. We sincerely wish that relatives and witnesses can find peace during these dark …

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International Peace Day 9/21 and Closing Mandala Ceremony

The Center thanks all who participated in the International Day of Peace last Thursday. Joy radiated on the Quad, as everyone wished for global peace and equality. While last Thursday was the official URI Day of Peace, let us all strive to live harmoniously each and every day.   We also hope everyone who stopped …

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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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