As forces of hate, separation, and polarization surge around the world,
we are offering a different path and a new hope for peace.
Peace ReWire combines the power of neuroscience, spiritual and contemplative practices, and peacebuilding to catalyze “inner peace,” and spark broad-scale social transformation.
We research the role that spiritual practices, rituals and values play both within the individual brain, and between large numbers of individuals – in short, the alchemy of peace.
We leverage this knowledge to support individuals, community leaders, and social change facilitators to rewire their brains for peace, and from that deep personal transformation, help change the world.
To be sustainable, peace needs to go beyond a superficial shift in attitudes or belief systems. The plasticity of the human brain holds the promise of a deeper personal transformation, by allowing new associations to be formed between internal states and action and changes in the environment. This transformation can be achieved by harnessing the power of deeply held spiritual and cultural practices that effectively help transform anger, fear, and separation, choose compassion, and make conscious change for peace.
Peace ReWire is developing the research to back up that promise, and translating the knowledge to inspire and support individuals and communities around the world in undertaking a journey of inner and group transformation. This work is made possible through the mobilization of our extraordinary community of scientists, peacebuilding practitioners, and social change leaders.
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU, YOUR COMMUNITY, OUR WORLD
more about how the brain works and how it can be rewired
what you need to make Peace ReWire a reality in your own life and in supporting change around you
by communities drawing on their experience to transform fear, trauma, and violence, and how cultural and spiritual cultural practices can support a rewiring of the brain
ground-breaking research that our interdisciplinary teams are pioneering and the latest discoveries at the intersection of neuroscience, spiritual and contemplative practice, and peacebuilding
Together, we can create a more humane world.
BRAIN HEALTH 101
The brain is probably the part of our bodies that we know the least about, yet it is the organ that controls everything we think, say, feel, and do.
Get informed about the basics of your nervous system, how you can actually rewire your brain and how it interacts with the rest of your body and environment.
Around the world, cultures have developed their own ritualized practices – covering a broad spectrum from religion to secular contemplative practice – to transform fear and trauma, and strengthen community. We are building a database documenting mind-body experiences and practices that support socio-emotional regulation, as well as ritualized experiences that support deep collective transformation. We hope that you will feel inspired by those stories to look into your own cultural resources to move away from violence and separation and choose a different path towards peace.
Learn about our highly customized education and training programs.
Ask to get one of our multi-disciplinary teams of experts to come to your community or organization, for a lecture or workshop.
Interactive literature map and database of existing scientific research
We are dedicated to understanding how to prevent violence and build peace from neuro- and social-science perspectives, and translating this knowledge to inspire and support individuals and communities around the world in undertaking a journey of inner transformation and social change, actively contributing to building a more peaceful world.
CONTACT ONE OF OUR AMBASSADORS
We are currently developing a training and mentoring program for Youth Peace Leaders who would like to become ambassadors of Peace ReWire so they can help guide visitors in their exploration in a more personalized way, pass the knowledge and skills onto other people in their region, and support local communities in building antidotes to the forces of hate, separation and violence.