From the Vault

Some of the highlights of what we’ve done and where we’ve been, as we have moved along the very interesting road that got us here, with a few hints of things that are coming up.

Who signed the Desmond Tutu letter

The letter from Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama was originally published for signature in 2010. After we reached 10,000 signatures, the letter was closed and delivered. We re-opened the letter recently at the request of our viewers, who wanted to be able to add their...

A Year for Human Rights in China

by Desmond Tutu and Chen Guangcheng The world is approaching the 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989, when the Chinese military opened  fire, killing thousands of students and other peaceful demonstrators. Today there are calls from...

ElBaradei Joins Ad Board for Human Rights Campaign

Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, and a former Presidential candidate in Egypt, has joined the Advisory Board for TheCommunity.com’s campaign to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ElBaradei, a...

Robert De Niro joins human rights campaign

We are delighted to announce that Robert De Niro, considered by many to be the greatest actor of our generation, has added his voice to TheCommunity.com’s campaign to raise awareness on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On October 27, 2013,...

photos: The Dalai Lama PSA shoot

On May 18 thecommunity.com met up with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Cedar Falls, Iowa, for a video shoot for thecommunity.com’s upcoming human rights campaign. The video will be released in late fall at the campaign’s...

photos: Desmond Tutu photo shoot

On March 12, Archbishop Desmond Tutu shot a video spot for thecommunity.com’s upcoming human rights campaign. The video will be released in late fall. Come with us to Kalamazoo, Michigan to spend an hour with a human rights...

Benghazi Was Not the Beginning of the End

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chairman of TheCommunity.com’s Advisory Board José Ramos-Horta puts some perspective on events in the Middle East. I share the civilized world’s revulsion at the destruction being wreaked by anti-US demonstrators in the Middle...

Ramos-Horta: Advice for Syrian Rebels

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chairman of TheCommunity.com’s Advisory Board, President José Ramos-Horta offers his perspective to Syria’s freedom fighters. Just four decades ago, at the height of the Cold War, Timor-Leste (known to many as East Timor) was nearly...

video: The Killers meets human rights.

English filmmaker and Amnesty supporter Jay Rodan brought his camera to one of the photo shoots for thecommunity.com’s campaign to raise awareness on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This shoot, done with campaign partner Aid Still Required, included...

Ashley Judd in Rwanda: Day One

Editor’s note: The following pages are Ashley Judd’s journal from a trip to Rwanda in 2008. It could have been retired for being out of date. But we continue to get email about it, from people in various parts of the world, who appreciate it, are moved by...

video:Michael Douglas – Joseph Rotblat

In October, 2003 Michael Douglas attended the World Awards in Hamburg, Germany with President Mikhail Gorbachev. As Michael has been intensely involved in nuclear issues for decades, we were excited about arranging an introduction for him. We brought nuclear...

Ramos-Horta: The US should avoid being entangled in civil war in Libya

by Jose Ramos-Horta Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and President of Timor-Leste While I have welcomed the United Nations Security Council Res. 1973 on the imposition of a no-fly zone in Libya as a means to protect civilians, I have advised our friends to avoid being...

Desmond Tutu: Arizona: The Wrong Answer

In April, 2010, the State of Arizona passed a law requiring that local police determine the immigration status of individuals they suspect of being in the country illegally, a mandate that people carry documents that prove they have a legal right to be in the United...

Mohamed ElBaradei Part II: The view from the Muslim World

“Some people want to make it appear that we will wake up tomorrow and find that Iran has developed the bomb. This is not the case. Sixteen US intelligence agencies have said that Iran stopped working on developing the bomb in 2003.” Mohamad ElBaradei...

ElBaradei: Is the Arab world ready for reform?

Dr. Mohamed EdBaradei served as Director General of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from December 1997 to November 2009. In 2005 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. In 2009 he returned to Egypt where he is working for democratic reform....

Desmond Tutu on Peace and Human Rights

In a conversation with Mary Wald, Chairman of the thecommunity.com, anti-Apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu discusses the relationship between human rights and peace. Full interview coming...

Building Democracy Salon

In February, 2009, TheCommunity.com co-hosted a salon with Nobel Laureate and President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta to introduce the Zones of Peace program to the Hollywood community. At the private salon, at the home of actress and human rights activist Anne...

events:
The Congo Salon

On January 14,2009, thecommunity.com co-hosted a private salon in Los Angeles in support of the Raise Hope for Congo campaign. We produced the event with our partner organization Enough, the project to end genocide and crimes against humanity, with support from Enough...

Youth Ambassador in Rome

On five different years, thecommunity.com has been a partner in the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome. In 2007, Larissa Peltola, our star Youth Ambassador, came to Rome to attend the Summit and meet and interview the Nobel Laureates and...

Paul Simon in East Timor, Day 2

After the Manatutu distribution, we headed into the mountains to Hatubelico with Dr. Dan Murphy, an American doctor who has been running a clinic in East Timor since 1998. Click on any image to open gallery. Click on image to close. The day started with a drive into...

Paul Simon in East Timor Day 1

In 2005, musician Paul Simon joined thecommunity.com to help launch distribution of 4000 mosquito nets for East Timor’s malaria prevention program. According to the Global Fund for Malaria, TB and AIDS, mosquito-borne malaria is responsible for approximately 40%...

Paul Simon in East Timor, Day 1

In 2005, musician Paul Simon joined thecommunity.com to help launch distribution of 4000 mosquito nets for East Timor’s malaria prevention program. According to the Global Fund for Malaria, TB and AIDS, mosquito-borne malaria is responsible for approximately 40%...

Jose Ramos-Horta on the Taliban

Nobel Laureate and President of East Timor writes that the creation of a power sharing government in Afghanistan, one that includes the Taliban, is the only hope for a lasting peace in the country. In a recent article on the Wall Street Journal, he says the new...