This march, Euphrates is hosting the River of Hope summit and gala from March 27-29th in Redding, California. To learn more and apply go to We are so excited to see you there!

Euphrates Founder's TEDx talk, "Turn the 'Other' into a Brother"

Janessa Gans Wilder shares her story of transformation from seeing Iraqis as the ‘Other’ to seeing them as brothers. Watch this inspiring TEDx talk!

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A world of people practicing peace. This isn't a lofty vision. It's already happening, and in the places you would least expect it, like the Middle East. Like the Euphrates river flowing through the war zones of western Iraq, peace is already here.

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Why Peace with the Middle East Matters

How Change Happens Individually

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Connecting Personal to Global Transformation

When we live and act in a way that releases our personal potential for good, we are bringing this mastery into our relationships with others and our interactions with our larger communities.

As we each fulfill our purpose–our political, social, and religious groups, and nations interact based on shared interests and the Golden Rule.

We care for ourselves, one another, and the earth in a way that releases the unlimited potential for renewal, transformation, and healing.

How Change Happens Collectively

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The Diffusion of Innovations

Studies at Stanford University tell us that when just 5% of the society accepts a new idea, it is “embedded.” When 20% adopt the idea, it is “unstoppable.” The studies also show that it normally requires 50% of the population to be “aware” of the idea in order to reach the 5% who will adopt it.

Anecdotally we’ve seen this to be true in the collective American shift behind every milestone of progress, from voting rights for women to civil rights legislation, attitudes toward the treatment of mental illness, and more. When Americans change their minds, government follows.

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