Music, painting, performance, sculpture, storytelling, poetry, and other methods of artistic expression are ancient methods of creating communities. Art and creativity speak to humans on a deeper level than words alone, bringing people together and make it easier to promote peace. By sharing creative expression, people are able to appreciate the differences as well as the similarities between cultures, to appreciate each other as individuals in spite of harmful stereotypes, and to come together to heal the scars left from ethnic and religious violence. Through the arts, URI Cooperation Circles can more easily transcend language barriers and other boundaries, and true peacebuilding connections can begin.
Some examples of this approach include:
February 23, 2017 5:50 PM
Moreno is the organizer for the second “A Song for Peace” Festival, held in Brazil. This interview is presented in three language translations: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.Read more...
February 16, 2017 4:03 PM
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February 1, 2017 4:43 PM
Discover Brazil's rich history in the formation of URI, and its current festival celebrating the music of peace.Read more...
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