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Mike Hardy – Finding Peace

2018-02-08T11:39:34+00:00

Professor. Mike Hardy, Executive Director of Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University shares his thoughts at the SOH Forum...

"Wouldn’t it be better to focus not on who we were but how we behaved? Are you kind, gentle, are you generous, are you angry? That level of difference would be easier to manage."

Mike Hardy – Finding Peace 2018-02-08T11:39:34+00:00

Vladimir Yakunin – Education is core element for peace in the world

2018-01-28T16:23:06+00:00

Vladimir Yakunin with open, wonderful thoughts from his interview conducted at the 2017 Spirit Of Humanity.

"Very often we trust what we read in newspapers, or see on the TV, taking no efforts to learn or to study. That is a specific feature of human beings, not just to be curious, but to learn and to study. Education to my mind is the core element for future development of peace in the world."

Vladimir Yakunin – Education is core element for peace in the world 2018-01-28T16:23:06+00:00

Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir – Women are to be everywhere decisions are made

2018-01-28T16:16:35+00:00

Former Foreign Minister for Iceland (2007-2009) Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottirh spoke to Jim Paymar at the 2017 Spirit of Humanity Forum in Iceland

"I think they often approach them from an inner place, using their inner values, and it is important for us to not lose this. For me it is important women are to be everywhere decisions are made."

Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir – Women are to be everywhere decisions are made 2018-01-28T16:16:35+00:00

Mohinder Singh – Humanity leaves nobody outside

2018-01-23T12:07:00+00:00

Mohinder Singh spoke to Jim Paymar at the 2017 Spirit of Humanity Forum in Iceland

" When you talk about humanity, it leaves nobody outside. We are all human, each one of us we are interconnected and interdependent. What we do affects others."

Mohinder Singh – Humanity leaves nobody outside 2018-01-23T12:07:00+00:00

Elmar Givelet: Togetherness fighting for non-violence

2018-01-10T11:00:11+00:00

Elmar Givelet lives in Paris and was the youngest participant at the 2017 Spirit Of Humanity Forum. He gave a wonderful talk at the Forum, and here he gives us his thoughts on the Forum itself.

" Everybody here is concentrated in a way that they are interested, happy, here not just to learn but to discover. They are taking their curiosity."

Elmar Givelet: Togetherness fighting for non-violence 2018-01-10T11:00:11+00:00

Alexander Schieffer – The collective field of participatory democracy

2017-12-13T10:04:24+00:00

Alexander Schieffer, Co-Founder of Trans4m, Transform Centre for Integrity Development, gave his thoughts on this year's Spirit of Humanity Forum.

"I want to evoke something, we need to activate the collective field of participatory democracy, out of which new visions can rise that we then see reflected in leadership"

Alexander Schieffer – The collective field of participatory democracy 2017-12-13T10:04:24+00:00

Foreign Minister Gudlauger Thor Thordarson – Iceland will continue to champion freedom

2017-11-30T10:40:11+00:00

Iceland's Foreign Minister address the Spirit of Humanity Forum in Iceland ahead of this year's Forum.

The challenge is not only to maintain the strong emphasis we place on gender, but also to push for new and innovative ways to further advance the work that is already underway. Only through equality can a society be deemed successful.

Foreign Minister Gudlauger Thor Thordarson – Iceland will continue to champion freedom 2017-11-30T10:40:11+00:00

Living From The Inside Out

2017-11-28T12:56:43+00:00

Towards inner-outer peace: Cultivating spirituality and relationship

“When we consider the problems our planet is facing right now, it is clear that the power of the human spirit must lead in healing and transformation.” Taken from Maureen Goodman's chapter in Peacefulness.

The SoH Forum Reykjavik 2017 will encourage leaders and change-makers at all levels to explore what it means to live from the ‘inside-out’. We are inviting people from a variety of sectors to contribute their thoughts on this theme.

Living From The Inside Out 2017-11-28T12:56:43+00:00

David Cadman – Accessing depth

2017-11-21T11:22:54+00:00

David Cadman reflects on the Spirit of Humanity since its inception in 2012.

"We try to create a place in which that depth can be accessed. We find that it is almost like providing a doorway into that depth by our silence, the prayers that are given by all traditions, by the energy that is felt by people, that breaks away from some of the static structures of a typical conference, to enable people to find a deeper sense of themselves and then of their lives."

David Cadman – Accessing depth 2017-11-21T11:22:54+00:00

President of Iceland – Let us unite and stand together

2017-11-14T10:46:48+00:00

Gudni Johannesson, President of Iceland, gave his opening remarks to this year’s Spirit Of Humanity Forum.

"For as long as there was harm that you could have eased, and there was fair battle you could have joined, but did not, the problems of this world are also your fault."

President of Iceland – Let us unite and stand together 2017-11-14T10:46:48+00:00