Coexistence International Launches New Website

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Imagine a world where diversity is embraced for its positive potential, respect for persons is a core value, interdependence between different groups is recognized and equality is valued and actively pursued.

A range of individuals and organizations work towards this vision of the world: from those who engage in conflict resolution efforts on the ground to those who conduct research and develop international policy in related areas. Despite a common vision, they often work in isolation from one another - a situation that can lead to missed opportunities or incomplete responses to conflicts.

COEXISTENCE INTERNATIONAL (CI), based within the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, at Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, facilitates connections and learning between those in the coexistence field and those in related areas such as sustainable development, human rights, democracy and art. CI believes that enhancing linkages between coexistence practitioners, activists, researchers, policymakers and funders and those from related fields, contributes to a stronger, expanded coexistence field. A strengthened field and a more complementary approach to coexistence work is a critical step towards a world characterized by respectful, equitable relationships across difference.

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With the launch of its new website, www.coexistence.net, CI is establishing a common virtual space for all those individuals and institutions that work to build sustainable and just peace. Serving as a resource and a gathering place for ideas and knowledge sharing, CI's site offers publications, links, news, events, and opinions that touch on and integrate all facets of the coexistence field.

For more information about CI, please visit www.coexistence.net or contact coexistenceintl@brandeis.edu.