We envision a world of people motivated by peace
rather than conflict and fear.
Euphrates Institute is an educational and global grassroots peacebuilding organization, with roughly 25 Chapters across the U.S. and in 15 countries. In today’s interdependent world, we equip and empower global citizens to solve intractable problems in their communities.
As an independent, 501(c)3, not for profit organization, we accomplish our mission through educational and skill-building offerings, such as media, workshops, trainings, study trips, and a supportive community that equip today’s thinkers to be informed, inspired, and transformed global citizens—everyday people who understand the interconnectedness of our world and communities, and who are contributing to global change by healing themselves, their communities, and humanity.
Our purpose is to inspire humanity to act from Oneness
We strive to practice the Golden Rule, locally and globally.
We believe the world is interconnected and interdependent.
We believe there is a solution to every challenge.
We seek to humanize the Other.
We get beyond headlines of despair and highlight the good.
We agree with Albert Einstein’s sentiment that problems cannot be solved
at the same level of thinking that created them.
As humanity faces unprecedented changes, on the climate level, the technological level, and increasing global interdependence, we too can increase our capacity for resilience to adapt and recover by coming together. Through our networks and communities of practice we can exchange ideas, learn of inspiring models, and develop skills of dialogue and peacemaking that not only help us adapt to changes, but help us be the agents of the change we want to see in the world.
We believe the key to improving relations between regions is the same way to improve relations between individuals–listening, understanding each other, and finding common ground.
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town, so I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I know the only thing I can change is myself.
And suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
(Attributed to an unknown monk in 1100 A.D.)