If we don’t have a vision of a better future can we really create one? Leaders as diverse as The Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King have shown us the need for vision to build a path to lasting peace and progress. Yet since the Holocaust and United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, civil society has promised “never again” and still genocide and appalling atrocities have continued into the 21st century.We don’t have a vision for how to build a world free from atrocity. We need one. Help us share these visions: become part of the movement: imagine the end of atrocity.
Peter Gabriel, musician, activist and co-founder of the human rights organizations WITNESS and The Elders, shares with 3 Generations his vision of a world free of genocide. More
Carolyn Forche, award winning poet and human rights activist, on the need for healing the human soul. More
Rachel Lloyd, Founder and Executive Director of GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Service), on the epidemic of gender based violence as a root cause of atrocity and the need for equal balance in power. More
Alex Stark, Architect, Teacher, Consultant and Healer, on writing new narratives and the willingness to 'abdicate' the kind of conflict-based power we have wielded over the past 10,000 years. More
Scilla Elworthy, Founder of Peace Direct, on the power of equality between the genders to create balance and freedom. More
James Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Aegis Trust, on the power of a coordinated global system of universal obligations that create inclusion and reverse vulnerability. More
Freddy Mutanguha, Director, Kigali Memorial Centre, on the power of community, compassion and cooperation in creating the means for everyone to hand-in-hand stop atrocity everywhere. More
Jerry Fowler, senior analyst for the Open Society Policy Center and Founding Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on the need for mass empathy to trump mass atrocity. More
Brian Steidle, Frmr Captain, USMC, and author of The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur, on the need to obey the rules of war and look at the economic advantages of recommitting money from genocide prevention to development efforts.
Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, on the need for a collective ethical code based on individual speech, collective voice and reformed institutional leadership. More
Kathy Freston, New York Times best-selling author, on the need to expand our empathy from the simplest of our daily actions. More
Ann Curry, Award-winning NBC broadcast journalist, on combating atrocity through the power of acknowledging the significance of every individual. More
John Prendergast, Co-Founder of the ENOUGH Project, on holding the military and politicians accountable for their conduct in war. More
Luis Moreno Ocampo: Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, on the need for global institutions that create involved, accountable global communities. More