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Genocide Prevention

Critical Thinking in Genocide Prevention: How We Think Matters

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

Bonhoeffer asks this question as he considers the Holocaust--looking back at both human depravity and the complicity that keeps "good humans" from acting. What turns all of us into bystanders and benefactors, safe in our homes, content not to rock the boat?

An Ounce of Prevention: How We Can Stop the Next Genocide

Tom Andrews | Posted 02.25.2016 | World
Tom Andrews

(Photo: Leo Fung / Flickr Creative Commons) Co-authored by Dan Sullivan, Director of Policy and Government Relations at United to End Genocide. Follo...

What We Can Learn From the Tax Revolt and Genocide in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Just this past week, disturbing reports came in about the ongoing violence around the world, and the genocidal violence now taking place in the Central African Republic. As a guest of the State Department, I recently visited Cambodia and later traveled to Vietnam, and was reminded of the tragic history of genocide in the region.

These 10 Countries Are At Most Risk Of Mass Killings

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

This year marks the grim 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, the 100-days killing spree in which Hutu militants tried to eradicate the country...

In Defense of Samantha Power

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.

Preventing Atrocities Is Everyone's Business

Tom Andrews | Posted 08.05.2013 | World
Tom Andrews

Preventing genocide is everyone's business. Congress and the public deserve to know what the administration is doing to tackle America's most haunting foreign policy challenge.

Getting Small Arms Out of the Wrong Hands

Don Kraus | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Don Kraus

Did you know that international laws dictate the rules of the game when it comes to selling bananas and iPods, but not grenade launchers and AK-47s?

Does the Holocaust Matter to Today's Kids?

Maggie Quale | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Maggie Quale

Out of 30 students, only two recognized the word "Holocaust." But when talk turned to discrimination and bigotry, every single hand went up, each student desperate to recount his or her own tale of prejudice.

What We Must Never Forget About Genocide

Rev. Timothy C. Geoffrion, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Timothy C. Geoffrion, Ph.D.

Violent instincts aren't reserved for tyrants, psychopaths, soldiers or citizens just following orders. Genocide is an extreme expression of a type of human behavior that is way too normal.

Obama's Lack of Credibility Undermines His Initiative on Genocide Prevention

Harut Sassounian | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

For his new super agency on "Mass Atrocities" to have any credibility, Pres. Obama should stop playing political games with genocide, recognize previous "Mass Atrocities", such as the Armenian Genocide, and draw appropriate lessons from them.

Never Again: Are We Still Remembering Or Starting To Forget?

Lee Bycel | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Lee Bycel

As the decades pass, regrettably, the incomprehensible nightmare become part of history and seems to be replaced by new nightmares. We seem to be forgetting a lot all the time.

Preventing Genocide

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Glickman

Recently I participated in a year-long effort to identify practical steps that could enhance the capacity of the U.S. government to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.

Will America Lead the World Into a New Era for Human Rights?

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

Today is the 60th anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For America, this is a reminder of the ideals we stand for and the moral responsibilities we have abdicated for too long.

Obama's Team Expected To Advocate Tough Response To Genocide

Christian Science Monitor | Howard LaFranchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A genocide prevention task force concludes that US leadership, early warnings, preventive diplomacy, and coordinated international action are crucial ...