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April 04, 2013

Building a Dialogical Civilization

Dialogue Society

The UN's designation of 2001 as the Year of Dialogue among Civilizations clearly recognized respect for cultural diversity as a precondition for peace and prosperity in the world. It also symbolized a new way of thinking in person-to-person, group-to-group, nation-to-nation, region-to-region and culture-to-culture relations.

Professor Tu Weiming
Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University

March 08, 2013

The Promises to Women Made in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Need to Be Kept

Empowerment of Women Society

Peace is inextricably linked with equality between women and men.

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former President of the UN Security Council who in March 2000, led the initiative on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the role of women in peace and security

February 27, 2013

The Future of Waste

Society Sustainability

To eliminate the concept of waste means to design things–products, packaging, and systems–from the very beginning on the understanding that waste does not exist.

From the book "Cradle to Cradle" by William McDonough & Michael Braungart

February 22, 2013

Biomimicry: A Revolution in Design

Society Sustainability

Biomimicry is learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs.

Janine Benyus
American Biologist Co-Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

February 19, 2013

For a Sustainable Global Society: Learning for Empowerment and Leadership

Society Sustainability

In support of February 20, the World Day of Social Justice, we would like to share the following timely excerpt from a proposal written by Soka Gakkai International President Daisaku Ikeda on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.

February 01, 2013

Tackling Homophobia at the Superbowl

Dignity Society

"I don’t think I’ll see it during my career," said the 36-year-old Pro Bowler, who, by the way, is straight. "But I think it would be great. Their message would be so positive, so profound. I think it would be such a larger story, call it our Jackie Robinson story. He’s out there. We’re just waiting for him to arrive."

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo on the positive social impact of an active openly gay professional athlete

January 02, 2013

An Innovative Approach to Holocaust Awareness Raising

Communication Society

Can a Madison Avenue inspired advertising campaign help educate the public about the horrors of the Holocaust? For the United States Holocaust Museum, the answer is yes.