The City of Reykjavik
the capital of Iceland, one of the few countries which has no army and which has been ranked as the most peaceful country in the world seven years in a row, according to the annual Global Peace Index compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Reykjavik has a mission of becoming a capital of peace and has placed great emphasis on human rights and peace in its work and policies. In October 2017 the city, in cooperation with the University of Iceland, launched Hofdi Reykjavik Peace Centre which is regarded as an important step in Reykjavik’s mission of becoming a city of peace.
Brahma Kumaris, Iceland
established in 2000, is part of a worldwide network of over 8,500 centres in more than 100 countries, the first of which was founded in India in the 1930s. The Brahma Kumaris provides opportunities for people to discover their own spirituality and learn skills of reflection and meditation derived from Raja Yoga. It promotes spiritual leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world through numerous social service activities and partnerships.
HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre
is run under the auspices of the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland and is a forum for international multidisciplinary cooperation, with an emphasis on the role of small states, cities and citizens in promoting peace. Its launching is regarded an important step in Reykjavik’s mission of becoming a city of peace. The Peace Centre will promote non-violent communications, the eradication of interpersonal violence and peaceful relations between states and organisations. Additionally, it will promote peace through research and education, including the development of a graduate programme in peace and conflict studies at the University of Iceland. becoming a city of peace.
Education 4 Peace Foundation
a foundation based in Switzerland, to inspire and accompany the education actors, decision-makers, institutions and international organisations to include peace – self-awareness, listening and altruism – in the future of education for the benefit of the next generations.
Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
an international think-tank and research organisation. It considers peace as a human concept that can only be achieved when people are in touch with their own humanity. Its core aim is for humanity to flourish within each individual and promote broader social transformation.
Heartfulness offers a simple, practical, scientific approach to spirituality, allowing people from all walks of life and cultures to experience inner states directly. Through these practices, consciousness expands into realms previously unavailable as a result of the ancient yogic technique of pranahuti or Transmission, progressively awakening more of our human potential and capacity.
Heartfulness Institute is a global nonprofit organization with 14,000 certified volunteer trainers serving millions of meditators in 140 countries. The 100-year old Heartfulness practices have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, enhance emotional intelligence, and help us to dive deeper into various dimensions of consciousness. Heartfulness Institute welcomes collaborative partnerships with other organizations to further human transformation, peace and unity.
Global Humanity for Peace Institute
The Global Humanity for Peace Institute seeks to engage in cutting-edge research aimed at new understanding, innovation, policy change, and social transformation. The Institute will offer masters and doctoral courses and professional development programmes in collective healing, well-being, social justice, deep dialogue, positive peace, human-centred education, and community regeneration. The Global Humanity for Peace Institute is located within the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).
Synergos is a global organisation helping dismantle systems that create the most urgent problems of our time: poverty, social injustice, and climate change. Solving them requires more than technical solutions. It requires collaborations that can break through obstacles, surface and elevate the voices of local people, and create solutions that get to root causes and can scale.
But the collaborations that can realise their full potential are too often under-nourished and under-invested in. Synergos identifies and incubates collaborations that shift power and resources to proximate leaders, enabling the solutions to our greatest human challenges to reach scale.