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.

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, TheCommunity.com...

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 launch.

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 legend:

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 Joel...

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 It could have been retired for being out of date.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 it, and...

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 served three...

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. His...

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...

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% of...

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...

Muhammad Yunus on Where We Are Going

At the 2007 World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Nobel Peace Prize winner and pioneer of microfinance Muhammad Yunus took part in the press conference releasing the Charter for a World Without Violence. thecommunity.com was a partner in the Summit. Yunus talks...

Don Cheadle on Youth Activism

Actor Don Cheadle speaks with Larissa Peltola, thecommunity.com's Youth Ambassador, about why it's important for kids to care about their world. The interview took place in 2007 in Rome, where Larissa attended the Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Don and...

Ashley Judd, Day Seven — Sonrise

Sonrise is a special place. Built by an Anglican Priest to address the orphan crisis after the genocide, Sonrise pulls in the neediest orphans from all over the country. Parish priests are well established in their individual communities and recognize vulnerable...

Ashley Judd, Day Six – Heal Africa

There is a new looking compound set incongruously in Goma’s ruins. In Cambodia, such villas are built by pimps. I wondered what kind of people could afford such a palace in one of the poorest countries on Earth. I was grateful to learn it was, in fact, my next...