A global network to devise more powerful ways of addressing injustice & violence, and the role that philanthropy can play.



Rethinking ideology, a view from the US – Christopher Harris on Rethinking Poverty

By Christopher Harris Joseph Stiglitz, the 2001 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has written for a long time about the failure of neoliberal economics and the resultant human suffering caused by the policies of austerity and terrible inequality. Barry Knight, in his new book Rethinking Poverty: What makes a good society?, offers a possible…

Interview with Pushpa Sundar, author of ‘Giving with a Thousand Hands, The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy’

In her book, Giving with a Thousand Hands, The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy, published earlier this year by Oxford University Press, Pushpa Sundar makes an important distinction between charity and philanthropy. She argues that while charity is alive and well in India, the country is short on philanthropy defined as altruistic giving on a large…

Thinking and Working Politically: A Way Forward on SDG 16

By Debra Ladner SDG 16 recognizes that peace, justice, and accountable institutions are critical to sustainable, transformative, and inclusive development. It sets out ambitious targets on a range of issues from reducing violence and corruption, to combatting trafficking and organized crime, to ensuring legal identity for all. In doing so, SDG 16 provides a long-awaited…

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Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments

Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments addresses the question – how can independent philanthropy fund activities and initiatives in conflict-affected areas in order to promote and support peacebuilding? The study has been authored by Avila Kilmurray and published by the Social Change Initiative, Belfast and the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace.


The story of grassroots activism in Northern Ireland told by Avila Kilmurray

Much has been written about the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but one story remains untold: that of the grassroots activism that maintained local communities in the face of violence. Community Action in a Contested Society: The Story of Northern Ireland, by Avila Kilmurray published in 2017 available now from Peter Lang Publishers, speaks through the voices of the activists themselves, drawn from both sides of a divided society.

Opening at the Atlantic Fellows programme at LSE

The Atlantic Fellows programme in Social and Economic Equity, housed within the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute (III) is recruiting a Global Network Officer. They are looking for a driven and inspiring individual with experience in building meaningful relationships across global networks, particularly at the intersection of social movements, civil society and academia. Ideally, s/he will…