The World Peace Through Technology Organization presents our new logo, which shows…
Open source peace events
The How Weird Street Faire is the World Peace Through Technology Organization’s annual festival…
Three short films about peace
Errol Morris, the acclaimed filmmaker and writer, just produced three short films about peace. Each film highlights an inspiring …
Peace is life.
Sociologist Jane Addams, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, observed that “peace is not merely an absence of war, but the nurture of human life.” Peace…
The reality of war
War has only been around for the most recent fraction of the existence of our species. We did not evolve with it. During the most recent 10,000 years, war has been sporadic. Some societies have not known war. Some have known it and then abandoned it.
Rethinking our priorities
Hayes Brown wrote a column for Think Progress on how Americans have spent enough money on a broken plane to buy every homeless person…
Hugs not war… in space!
On Tuesday May 27, 2014, the three astronauts preparing to blast off for a six month stay on the International Space Station held a press conference at the Russian cosmodrome facility in Baikonur
What does a peace event look like?
Sophie Kerr once said, “If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there’d be no wars.” Peace is needed everywhere, and so are celebrations of peace.
The Space Apps Challenge
This weekend is the third annual International Space Apps Challenge, a NASA incubator innovation program. The challenge is a global collaboration
An empathy revolution
Roman Krznaric spoke at TEDxAthens in 2013 about how to start an empathy revolution. The goal is to go “from me to we, seeing the world from other perspectives, understanding others and our connection to them.” He talked about how to harness the power of empathy through technology and tools. Empathy can be taught when you bring diverse people together to meet, and they begin to see life through each other’s perspectives. Differences spark curiosity, that can be used to find connections.
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living. This talk is based on his new book Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution. Roman is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He is also founder of the world’s first Empathy Library. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading lifestyle philosophers.
Empathy can be taught and shared.
“Empathy is like a universal solvent.
Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble.”
– Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at Cambridge University