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A virtue is a positive trait or quality that promotes individual and collective excellence. We have a vast library of articles, conversations, and essays exploring a variety of virtues that strengthen the culture of peace. Please use this collection of resources as a way to start your own conversation, positively contribute to your community, and deepen your understanding of the VOV philosophy of nonviolence discussed on this website.

 

Dialogue

Dialogue--A Good Conversation - Interview with Robert Anderson

Toward a Dialogical Civilization A Dialogue Between SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and Professor Tu Weiming

Talanoa--Talking from the Heart - Interview with Dr. Sitiveni Halapua

Two Worlds Under One Roof - Interview with Dugan Romano

Communication

Nonviolent Communication: Mutual Giving from the Heart An interview with Myra Walden

How Digital Media Can Help Make Peace By Patrick Towell

Social Media in Armenia-Azerbaijan Peacebuilding By Onnik Krikorian

Learning to Be Different From an interview with Natasha Richardson

 

Courage

Courage and Cowardice By Anthony McGowan

The Question of Courage By William Ian Miller

An Undaunted Voice - An interview with Chouchou Namegabe Dubuisson

A New Measure of Power - An interview with Rev. James Lawson

Dignity

Dream Your Dreams - Interview with Desmond Tutu

Our Common Humanity By Ishmael Beah

The Essence of Human Rights - A Discussion Between SGI President Ikeda and Youth Representatives

A Window on the Future - Youth Perspectives on Human Rights

 

Hope

Making Hope By Daisaku Ikeda

Approaching Hope By C. R. Snyder

Publish Your Life By Jonathan Morgan

"Hope Is Not for Wimps" By Frances Moore Lappé

Nonviolence

The Character of Nonviolence By Stuart Rees

A Strong Spirit An Interview with Mariane Pearl

The Salt March--Gandhi's and My Own By Jan Øberg

Training for Transformation By Betsy Raasch-Gilman

 

Empowerment

The Meaning of Empowerment and How to Facilitate It By Lauren Bennett Cattaneo

Desire: Awakening to Possibility By Paolo Mecacci

"I Am Master of My Mind" - An interview with Sabra Williams

Choosing Peace Together By Goran Bubalo

Resilience

The Tools to Thrive Amid Disruption - An interview with Andrew Zolli

Disasters and the Landscape of Public Love By Rebecca Solnit

The Steps to Safety By Angela Singh

Building Sustainable Societies By Daisaku Ikeda

 

Empowerment of Women

Promoting Women's Participation: How Women Are Building Peace By Kavitha Suthanthiraraj

Being at the Table Interview with Carolyn McAskie

Unleashing the Power of Women Interview with Leymah Gbowee

Women at the Center of Peace: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 By Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

Sustainability

Learning to Open Our Minds An interview with Kartikeya Sarabhai

Sizzle, Salience and Social Proof By Ed Gillespie

The Flowering of Ordinary Possibilities: Humanistic Education and Sustainability Today By Connie Lasher

Environmental Education Toward a Well-Prepared World An interview with Pam Puntenney

 

Creativity

The Creative Struggle By Julie Burstein

Grassroots Innovation - An interview with Anil Gupta

The Flowering of Creative Life Force By Daisaku Ikeda

Adventures on the Golden Mean - An interview with Wayne Shorter