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.
Source: The Washington Post
Author and professor Severine Autesserre argues that building peace starts with individual communities.
In one study, German scientists found that young children display a sense of justice. Read about the experiment that led to the conclusion.
Source: Chicago Tribune
The Chiago Tribune editorial board argues that the first step to ending violence in Chicago neighborhoods is to start solving more cases.
While many scholars believe Shakespeare was not aware of scientific advancement in his time, a few propose places in Shakespeare’s plays that give a nod to Copernicus and Galileo.
This video gives an overview of the impact human rights activist and environmentalist Wangari Maathai had in Kenya.
Source: The Guardian
How does a nation seek justice and peace after a terrible national conflict? Explore how seven countries have addressed their troubled histories.
Source: Psychology Today
Ethics professor Arthur Dobrin argues that we must balance forgiveness with justice.
Source: UN News
Leaders of the United Nations point to a recent study that shows how hunger and conflict are linked and say that incresing food security can help bring peace.
Source: The Washington Post
Linda Ryden, an elementary school teacher in Washington D.C., explains how teaching mindfulness has led to fewer fights and less bullying.
Writer Megan O’Grady describes how she is inspired by the work of Nobel Prize winning poet Wislawa Szymborska.
Source: The New York Times
Critic Zachary Woolf reviews a 2017 production of Hamlet by Brett Dean. He compares it with other versions of the play, as well as operatic productions of other Shakespeare works.
If a baseball pitcher on Team A intentionally hits a batter on Team B, is it acceptable for the pitcher on Team B later to retaliate by hitting an unrelated batter on Team A? Why? Or why not? This article examines the nature of revenge in baseball.
Activist Ja’Mal Green raises funds for nonprofit Majostee Allstars, which is converting an old bank building in the Aubrun Gresham neighborhood of Chicago into a community center.
Source: Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic offers tips on forgiving those who hurt us and explains why it’s important to do so.
Ana Taban, a group of artists in South Sudan, promotes a peaceful resolution to the conflict in its country. Click the link at the bottom of the article to view a photo essay of the organization’s members.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Citizens of a town in southwest Mexico take matters into their own hands in an attempt to stop the violence in their area.
Noted mediator William Ury describes the “third side,” a technique for resolving conflict in trouble spots such as the Middle East.
Source: BPS Research Digest
A recent study showed that people who chose to act aggressively toward another person after being socially rejected felt better afterward.