Unprecedented Peace philantrophy in 2022

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov's philanthropic decision to auction his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal to help Ukrainian children suffering from the war has raised in June 2022 more than $103 million in humanitarian aid. The aid will be handled by UNICEF. Muratov, editor in chief of the Russian opposition paper Novaya Gazeta already had made a charitable donation of the $500,000. part of the prize money which comes along with the Nobel Peace Prize. “Several months ago, we at asked ourselves w...
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Alfred Hermann Fried(1864-1921), Peace Activist and Nobel Prize Laureate

Petra Schönemann-Behrens provides an informative review of the life and times of Alfred H. Fried (1864-1921), a significant if underappreciated Austrian pacifist of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Already in 2011, on the 100th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize, Petra Schönemann-Behrens’ biography of Alfred H. Fried was published in German. This excellent study of a fascinating pioneer of the pre-World War I peace movement – and close collaborator of Bertha von Su...
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Inauguration du Jardinet et Maison de la Paix a Estaing

Une bâtisse médiévale tout récemment rénovée. Les visiteurs pourront y découvrir des œuvres d’art sur la paix et des histoires incroyables sur les femmes et hommes ayant travaillé toute leur vie pour la paix (notamment les lauréats du prix Nobel de la paix). La Maison de la Paix organise aussi des ateliers et des réunions pour des groupes internationaux qui viennent apprécier les beaux paysages et villages situés le long de la rivière Lot. Du fait que le célèbre chemin de pèlerinage médiéval ver...
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The Apotheosis of War

This year (2021) sees the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous and gruesome anti-war paintings of all time, The Apotheosis of War by the Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin, a friend of Bertha von Suttner. Reproductions belong in every museum of peace and war. For the 10th conference of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP), held virtually in Kyoto in September 2020, Peter van den Dungen presented a paper titled Conveying the Reality of War: Vasily Vereshchagin – “The great...
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