Because the United States is in need of conflict resolution. Now more than ever.
Because we are being pushed daily toward civil conflict, and no matter which “side” we are on, our outrage, anger, scorn, or antagonism only adds fuel to the fight.
Because we need better ideas.
There are five people — all winners of the Nobel Peace Prize — who walked into violent conflict in their countries. Instead of descending into conflict themselves, they pulled people out of it. By doing to they walked their nations out of the hatred and violence and into a new day.
We need to be listening. We know what they knew.
Disrupting Hate is a social media campaign, forwarding the messages of five Nobel Peace Prize laureates who resolved civil conflict in their nations.
It forwards these messages with YouTube videos and ads and sponsored posts on Facebook, Instagram, “X” and TikTok.
Users can contribute to the campaign by sharing the posts and videos widely, and donating for ads themselves to forward the campaign.
The campaign will be launched on TheCommunity.com, a site that has been forwarding the messages of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates for 22 years. Twenty-eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates have been involved in projects on the site.
In the midst of the brutal Liberian civil war, she organized the women of Liberia — Christian and Muslim — in a mass action for peace. Starting with a few and growing to hundreds then thousands, the women helped to push warlord Charles Taylor out of power and bring in a new day of democracy.
The first Black Archbishop in South Africa’s Episcopalian Church, “the Arch” was an immutable voice for justice and minister to hundreds of thousands. He was Chairman of South African’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a landmark national council that formed the backbone of national reconciliation. more
In exile for 24 years, he was the lone voice fighting for the survival of the people of East Timor while they suffered a brutal occupation. HIs work was integral in ending the occupation and the establishment of East Timor, now Timor-Leste, as the first new democracy of the millennium.