Guiding the citizens of the world to live a committed and compassionate lifestyle.

We provide below a suggestive list of reading materials and information to continue the path to nonviolent conscious living. 

General Resources

Charter for Compassion
Collaborative partnerships worldwide through the Charter of Compassion principles.   

Conflict Prevention: A Guide
A toolbox to respond to conflicts and build peace.

Mayors for Peace
Composed of cities around the world that have formally expressed support for the program Mayor Araki of Hiroshima proposed in 1982 at the second UN Special Session on Disarmament to promote the solidarity of cities toward the total abolition of nuclear weapons.  

Seventh Generation Principle
First Nation tradition recognizes that we are all guests on the earth and responsible for taking care of nature for those yet to come. The law of the Iroquois, for instance, guides us to make community decisions that will serve those who will be born seven generations into the future.

University for Peace
An international institution of higher education for peace established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. Headquartered in Costa Rica.   

The Better Angels of Our Nature
By Steven Pinker. An exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.

Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
By Steven Solomon.  Caring for the earth is essential for being able to live in peace with one another. Many of the most serious conflicts that have arisen, from genocide in the Sudan to the recent fighting in Syria, have stemmed from environmental collapse and resource depletion. Awareness of mutual dependency is an important foundation to acting peaceably.

Faith Based & Interfaith

The Faith Club
By Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner. Americans searching for faith and mutual respect. The story of three women, their three religions, and their urgent quest to understand one another.

Not in God’s Name: Making Sense of Religious Conflict
By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Shows how a tendency to violence can subvert even the most compassionate of religions. If religion is perceived as being part of the problem, Rabbi Sacks argues, then it must also form part of the solution.

Healing & Reconciliation

The Forgiveness Project
Shares stories of forgiveness in order to build hope, empathy and understanding.

Institute for Healing of Memories
Reaching lasting healing by exploring and acknowledging the emotional and spiritual wounds carried by nations, communities and individuals.

Parents Circle Family Forum
Israeli Palestinian bereaved families for peace.

Military Spending

The National Priorities Project
Advocating for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity.

National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund
Advocates for U.S. federal legislation enabling conscientious objectors to have their federal income taxes directed to a special fund which would be used for non-military purposes only.


Help develop a solid foundation for a peace and nonviolent way of living for children of all ages.

“If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world.” 

– Arun Gandhi

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