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Peace building

Giving peace a chance can pay rich rewards

Avila Kilmurray 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

‘What’s peace got to do with philanthropy?’ A stupid question you may mutter. Of course, peaceful and stable societies are the foundation stone for the vast majority of philanthropic endeavours as Cath Thompson of the …


Philanthropy must say no to ‘no-go’ zones

Krystian Seibert 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

I read Charles Keidan’s editorial (Alliance, June 2019) with great interest. As his visit to Gaza occurred only a few months after the end of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead and given Hamas’ stance in relation …


Prospect of failure is a risk worth taking

Dylan Mathews 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Congratulations to Alliance for holding a very thought-provoking Breakfast Club meeting to discuss its latest issue on peace philanthropy. I was struck by a number of recurring themes which I would encourage Alliance readers and, …

Peace-building is a journey, not a project

Stefania Mancini 24 July 2019

The Alliance special feature on peace philanthropy is so timely and relevant. After the collapse of the Soviet Union that marked the end of the Cold War, many experts were full of hope and expectations. …

Addressing the peace-building data problem

Aaron Stanley, Grant Masterson and Arsene Brice Bado 11 July 2019

Peace-building has a data problem. Or three, to be precise: Definitional issues – The field lags behind others like international development, not least because of a focus on amorphous concepts like social cohesion that are …

Leverage for peace philanthropy in USA Global Fragility Act

Madeline Rose 3 July 2019

Alliance magazine’s June 2019 issue affirmed what many of us in the peace, peacebuilding, and humanitarian communities feared: peace-related philanthropy makes up less than one per cent of total global philanthropic giving. The Alliance editorial team …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #Peacebuilding

Amy McGoldrick 2 July 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) opened its doors and welcomed attendees to Alliance magazine’s latest Breakfast Club on peace-building on a bright summer’s morning. ‘I suspect there are a few of us who would say that …

Watch the Alliance Breakfast Club LIVE on Facebook – 26 June 2019

Alliance magazine 25 June 2019

Watch the Alliance Breakfast Club LIVE on Facebook – 26 June 2019 Alliance magazine is hosting our next Breakfast Club on peace-building on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, London. The panel: …

We know what needs to be done to end war. We just aren’t sure how to do it.

1 Conor Seyle 19 June 2019

The challenges of peacebuilding can seem insurmountable both for philanthropists considering entering the area and for those who have been working on peace for decades. Modern wars are often the result of a tangle of …

Peace building is lowest priority for social change funders according to major new survey

Alliance magazine 6 June 2019

The early results from a survey called ‘Philanthropy for a safe, healthy and just world’ have been published in the latest issue of Alliance magazine revealing that conflict-transformation and peace building is bottom of the list …