William Shakespeare penned some of the most famous lines in the English language, which is exactly why spelling reformers are starting with Hamlet.
Standing up for justice isn’t just good for equality; it’s also good for business.
Source: Care Matters
Letting go of the wish for revenge can be a gift to yourself. Click through five suggestions that can help with this approach when someone wrongs you.
Anthropologist Margaret Paxson writes about her struggle to quantify peace and ultimately argues that peace is knowable.
Source: Scientific American
Research by New York University neuroscientists Oriel FeldmanHall and Peter Sokol-Hessner shows that broadening options to restore justice, such as reconciliation or compensating the victim rather than punishing the offender, could ease the burden of the U.S. justice system.
Source: The Guardian
One silver lining of shelter-in-place orders is that they might give rise to creativity. Learn more about a popular idea that sets the bar high.
Source: The New York Times
A recent production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy puts the viewer at the center of the intrigue and revenge.
Source: Voice of San Diego
Because most gang violence can be attributed to retaliation, the city of San Diego has implemented a program in which former gang members intervene with victims and persuade them not to seek revenge.
Source: How Stuff Works
Hatred is borne from many factors, both neurological and sociological; it can lead people to seek vengeance and leaders to implement large-scale atrocities such as the Holocaust.
Victims of crimes sometimes have a say in the cases’ outcomes in a process called restorative justice. Listen to this radio interview to hear more about how it works.
Philosophy professor Nick Smith recounts the history of apologies made by national governments, and reflects on their significance.
Source: The Atlantic
Former district attorney Lucy Lang questions what justice for violent crimes is, argues that prison conditions should be improved, and calls on prosecutors to be on the front line demanding change.
Source: The Chicago Tribune
In Chicago, a program brings Israeli and Palestinian teenagers to the United States to hear each other’s stories. Read the article for more about its goals.
Source: The Guardian
This article explains how Rulfo’s childhood experiences during a violent period in Mexico’s history inspired “Tell Them Not to Kill Me!” and other notable short stories.
Source: BBC News
This article details the life of people in Albania impacted by generations-long “blood feuds.”
More than two years after a peace accord was signed in Colombia, the country continues to dispute its provisions.
Source: The Conversation
Read about the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and some of its recipients.
Source: The Washington Post
A decades-long study shows how children handle conflict early in life affects their health as adults.
Source: The South African
Journalist James Richradson argues that sports can break down barriers and bring people together.
Revenge is sweet, the saying goes. But in fact, research shows that seeking revenge is likely only to make things worse.