“The greatest danger I see is this: that people will begin to welcome violence into their hearts, and in this way diminish their own souls.”

OSCAR ARIAS, FORMER PRESIDENT, COSTA RICA
1986 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE
ON THE COMMUNITY.COM

Crisis: Nobel Laureates Respond to 9/11

TheCommunity.com was the online home of the Nobel laureates after 9/11. The world was listening.

In the days following 9/11, TheCommunity.com gathered the responses of most of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates in response to the shocking events.

When the Associated Press ran an article, it was TheCommunity.com’s international debut. The site was talked about on NPR, on the CNN morning show; it was covered by the Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Malaysia New Straits Times, Hong Kong Morning Post, and others around the world.

It was selected the number two site of the year in USA Today’s top ten sites of the year, and was included in the US Library of Congress archive on 9/11.

See the site

Producers : José Ramos-Horta, Mary Wald

Date : September 2001 – January 2002

Photography : Michael Collopy

Participants : Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, F.W. de Klerk, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Mikhail Gorbachev, President Kim Dae-Jung, Oscar Arias, José Ramos-Horta, Yasser Arafat, Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, John Hume, David Trimble, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Mairead Maguire, Jody Williams, Sir Joseph Robtlat.

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