GSI September 2015 eNewsletter: More Than How: Remembering the Why

September 2015 A Message from the President Dear friends,    One of the most inspiring and unique inclusions in this eNewsletter is a a short report about the first International Day of Yoga, held at the United Nations, where I had the profound pleasure of being an honored speaker as well as practicing a few […]

VIDEO: International Day of Yoga

On June 21, 2015, the United Nations hosted the first ever International Day of Yoga. Among the speakers at the commemoration was GSI President, Jonathan Granoff. In his remarks,  Mr. Granoff stressed the importance of yoga and its wisdom as it relates to not just personal enrichment, but also the health of relations amongst nations.  […]

The Shame and Horror of Nuclear Weapons

by William Swing and Tyler Wigg Stevenson The following excerpt originally appeared on TheWeek.com on August 7, 2015.  […] As preachers, we know that the Bible’s Psalms tell us that “the days of our years are threescore and ten.” By that counting, then, the bomb has grown old, too. As we mark the 70th anniversary of […]

United Nations Hosts First Ever International Day of Yoga

June 21, 2015, the United Nations hosted the first ever International Day of Yoga. The official Indian government estimate cites an audience size in India alone of at least 500 million people and global participation of nearly 2 billion in over 190 countries and more than 240 cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the largest […]

The Moral Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Advancing nuclear disarmament is the moral imperative of our time. The Global Security Institute is engaged in a campaign fusing the morality-based calls for nuclear abolition from respected religious leaders and faith-based organizations with the rising momentum among civil society and governments to approach nuclear disarmament as a humanitarian imperative, with the view to inspire negotiations […]

VIDEO: Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass

At the Vienna International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines, GSI, Religions for Peace, the United Religions Initiative, and the World Evangelical Alliance hosted an event “Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass” on December 8, 2015:

U.N. Urged to Ban Nuke Strikes against Cities

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 2014 (IPS) – Civil society groups are urging the U.N. General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring nuclear strikes on cities to be a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian law. At the Dec. 8-9 Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, supporters of the proposed resolution argued that after […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass

MEDIA ADVISORY Religious Leaders Call for the Universal Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Vienna, December 1, 2014:  Leaders from the World Evangelical Alliance, the United Religions Initiative, Religions for Peace, and the Global Security Institute join the Government of the Philippines to call for a strategy to obtain a nuclear weapon-free world.  These voices—speaking from moral, religious, legal and ethical […]

Vienna Event: Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass

  The Permanent Mission of the Philippines, Religions for Peace, the Global Security Institute, the United Religions Initiative, and the World Evangelical Alliance   invite you to a discussion on   “Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass”   Co-chaired by Ambassador Libran Cabactulan, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, and Jonathan Granoff, […]