Obama: The Courage to Say "We Were Wrong"

Twelve Nobel Peace Prize winners write to Obama on the use of torture. He responds.

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Desmond Tutu: Finding our Humanity in Genocide

A filmmaker thinks people will care about a million people slaughtered in Indonesia in 1965 and 1966. Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu agrees.

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Raising the Voices of Change

27 Nobel laureates, and artists we know and respect. Find out who is making it happen, and why.

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Artists on Human Rights

Robert De Niro and Ron Howard join the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and others to talk about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And that’s just the beginning.

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Moving the Dial on Torture

Twelve Nobel Peace Prize laureates sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama on the use of torture by the US. Last week Obama responded.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chairman of TheCommunity.com writes about the importance of apology.

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In 1948 the world was still coming out of World War II and struggling with the memory, still fresh, of atomic weapons being dropped on civilian populations.

The United Nations had just been formed, to ensure that World War would never happen again.

Within the UN, a committee was formed, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, to draft a document outlining the basic rights and freedoms of all men and women, the rights we inherently hold just by being human. The document was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. It was the beginning of the human rights movement.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Finding our Humanity in Genocide

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer released a ground breaking film about an event across the world many people don’t even know about.

People cared.

See how Archbishop Desmond Tutu responded.

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To understand Sudan it’s important to know South Sudan from Darfur from the Nuba Mountains.

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HAPPENING NOW

Regular updates from around the world on the Sudan conflicts and those working to resolve them.

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George Clooney talks to TheCommunity.com’s Youth Ambassadors about how elementary and high school kids can help the people of Sudan.

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It is no coincidence that the Nobel Committee has twice awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to individuals working on the environment and climate change. The link between climate change, peace and human rights is an inextricable one.

The need for oil to power our booming economies has underpinned many of the armed conflicts of the last century, even contributing to the escalation of World War II. As our world shifts and precious resources, such as water, become more scarce, these too will become sources of armed conflict.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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As responsible citizens of the world – sisters and brothers of one family, the human family, God’s family – we have a duty to persuade our leaders to lead us in a new direction: to help us abandon our collective addiction to fossil fuels. Reducing our carbon footprint is not just a technical scientific necessity; it has also emerged as the human rights challenge of our time.

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José Ramos-Horta

jrhNobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta addresses the climate change conference in Bangkok on climate change and the small island nations, July 3, 2015.

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