"The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction"

Donna Hicks

"Forgiving… is the only reaction which does not merely re-act but acts anew and unexpectedly unconditioned by the act which provoked it and therefore freeing from its consequences both the one who forgives and the one who is forgiven..."

Hanna Arendt

"We must explore the possibilities of love, empathy and public compassion being fashioned into instruments of social and political resistance, justice and, indeed, social transformation...”

Harsh Mander

"Hope is the horizon of forgiveness and reconciliation, for it is grounded in making the impossible possible..."

Geraldine Smyth

“Forgiveness is a moral repairing of identity, it’s the water erasing the stain of guilt and dousing the fire of resentment..."

Rav Riccardo Di Segni

"Tragedy cannot be the end of our lives. We cannot allow it to control and defeat us.”

Izzeldin Abuelaish

"Forgiveness in a political context is action that joins moral truth, forbearance, empathy and commitment to repair a fractured human relation…”

Donald W. Shriver JR.

"Liberty and choice are the essential components that constitute human dignity..."

Khaled Abou El Fadl

"Forgiveness is not a failure, it is not a defeat, but rather a great victory over oneself, it is a journey of humanization of oneself and the enemy..."

Enzo Bianchi

“Never, never be afraid to do what is right. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our souls when we look away..."

Dr. Martin Luther King JR

"When women gather, great things will happen..."

Leymah Gobwee

“You cannot practice nonviolence without listening to the other side’s narrative. But first you have to give up being the victim. When you do that, no one will be able to victimize you again...”

Ali Abu Awwad

Ara Pacis Initiatives for Peace is an international not for profit organization based in Rome, dedicated to the human dimension of peace.

We combine international expertise and local wisdom to design culturally sensitive, tailor made, flexible, unique and cutting-edge initiatives that encourage and promote dialogue, coexistence and stability before, during and after conflict.

Ara Pacis places human beings – with their needs, rights, moral resources, resiliency, creativity, spirituality, aspirations, dignity, and capacity to create new beginnings – at the core of conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation.

Our Work Is Based on 3 Pillars:

Peace – Security – Development

Ara Pacis works in contexts of conflict by adopting an integrated approach that combines peace and security with socio-economic and cultural development.


Since 2010, Ara Pacis has carried out mediation, human security and development projects in Libya, Mali, Niger, Ciad, Sudan and Syria weaving relationships with various sectors of civil society and with local and national institutions.


We work with a horizontal, participatory creative approach, in collaboration with communities, civil society, governments, institutions and leaders from the world of religion, business and security to imagine and promote new narratives and fresh paradigms for lasting and sustainable peace.

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