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Jared Lindzon

27 March 2019

United States

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A new app is trying to digitally revolutionize the traditionally analog world of diversity and inclusion training. Companies who use the app can ensure anonymity, encourage remote participation, and analyze survey and...

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Sarah Earle

11 February 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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In West Lebanon, New Hampshire, conversation circles are helping immigrants to the country learn and practice English. Even beyond the practical language skills, the group also fosters a sense of belonging and community.

Christian Science Monitor

Julie Carr Smyth

28 January 2019

Worthington, Ohio, United States

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In a Ohio high school social studies class, U.S. Political Thought and Radicalism, the teacher invites representatives from the country's most extreme political groups, including the National Socialist Movement and th...

The Guardian

Ruth Maclean

10 January 2019

Nassarawa, Nigeria

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Intense and violent conflict between herders and farmers has long plagued the Nigeria's middle belt region. Community members and a humanitarian organization are taking steps to mend these complicated relationships, h...

Mission Local

Julian Mark

18 December 2018

Washington, United States

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The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission has developed a training approach that emboldens police officers’ sense of guardianship by teaching empathy, how to build trust, and how to listen. As San Fran...

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Anoush Darabi

30 November 2018

Austria

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Programs in upper Austria have helped immigrants integrate into rural communities. Regional-interkulturell.kompetent (RIKK) and Heimat=Sharing engage both newcomers and locals at schools, companies, and social clubs t...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

6 November 2018

United States

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Organizations working to turn people away from violent hate groups have found some success with holistic approaches that include wrap-around services and acknowledging how people get caught up in racist ideology. But ...

Al-Fanar Media

Nikolia Apostolou

John Dyer

21 September 2018

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In order to combat xenophobic attitudes against refugees in Europe, three friends founded Solomon; a media outlet that “gives voice to non-native populations, countering negative stereotypes about them and helping the...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

19 September 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Inspired by the documentary 13th, which explores race and mass incarceration in the U.S., and frustrated by the amount of youth getting caught in criminal court, four black female judges decided to create a youth prev...

Public Radio International

Marco Werman

Chhavi Sachdev

29 August 2018

Mumbai, India

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Cultures separated by conflict sometimes share surprising similarities in cuisine. Ragini Kashyap hosts dinners around the world demonstrating these similarities, bringing people together over food.

Nieman Lab

Shan Wang

8 August 2018

Germany

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German news site Zeit Online helped 600 pairs of people with opposing political views meet to discuss the issues in person. The "My Country Talks" initiative was so well-reviewed that Zeit Online is now partnering wit...

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Alessandria Masi

2 August 2018

South Kordofan, Sudan

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Community groups organized by the Collaborative for Peace of Sudan are pushing local male leaders to include women in conflict mediation and peace building. It may take months or even years of convincing, but minds ca...

NPR

Durrie Bouscaren

2 July 2018

Papua New Guinea

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Advocates who created a hotline for domestic abuse survivors in Papua New Guinea were surprised when many of the people seeking their services were men who had hit their partners. The anonymous phone service allows me...

The Guardian

Amanda Ripley

27 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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To navigate conflict, researchers at Difficult Conversations Laboratories suggest “looping for understanding” and priming participants by sharing information showing the complexity of controversial issues. These strat...

The New York Times

Julie Halpert

5 June 2018

Mitchelville, Maryland, United States

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Programs that promote interaction between young and old people benefit both groups emotionally. At a retirement community, Collington, music students perform for and interact with the residents in return for free room...

The Lily

Brittany King

23 May 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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After an incident where a Latino teen was hurled into the ground by white teenagers, and they put a noose around his neck, Tamara Parson jumped into action. She started by organizing town halls with panels made up of ...

BBC

Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Kenya's prisons have a violence problem, oftentimes manifesting between the guards and the inmates. To combat the issue, a mindfulness training program is being piloted that aims to connect the guards and inmates on a...

BBC

Mark Easton

23 April 2018

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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You can’t force people to make friends across ethnic lines, but you can invite them to at least meet each other. In the split town of Rotherham, the National Citizen Service program brings together 16- and 17-year-old...

BBC

Richard Kenny

19 April 2018

Israel

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In the People's Peace Talks, ordinary people from Israel and Palestine come together for five hours in a room to reach a peace agreement, without the presence of politicians. With no communication between the two gove...

NBC News

Priti Salian

23 February 2018

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Because there is not widespread acceptance of homosexuality in Mumbai, many parents of LGBTQ people struggle to accept it. To solve this, a number of parents formed a group called, "The Rainbow Parents." The group sta...

The American Prospect

Lara Bazelon

17 January 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston federal courts, select criminal defendants can participate in a restorative justice program called RISE (Repair, Invest, Succeed, Emerge) that delays sentencing while defendants engage in dialogue with crime...

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Virginia Heffernan

16 January 2018

United States

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Change My View is a moderated subreddit forum where “submitters” post a view, such as why they disagree with abortion, and “commenters” respond with information that respectfully seeks to change their view. The goal i...

60 Minutes

Scott Pelley

7 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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What if a computer program could tell you who was at risk for shooting someone or being shot themselves? This is now a reality for Chicago Police Department. By piloting the use of this technology, and assembly a coho...

This American Life

Chana Joffe-Walt

12 December 2017

New York, New York, United States

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At Lyons Community School in New York City, there's a different approach to discipline: Restorative Justice. Instead of suspending students for inappropriate behavior, teachers, and administrators try to talk it out w...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

4 December 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, Michigan, residents reduce the effects of gentrification through physical activity and shared storytelling. The non-profit Pedal to Porch encourages residents to bike to their neighbors’ homes and record t...

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