One Humanity Institute Fund

The One Humanity Institute, in partnership with ICV, is pleased to announce the launch of the One Humanity Institute Fund which shall support the building of A City of Hope in Auschwitz-Oświęcim, Poland, where visitors experience the stark realities of the past alongside models of transformation for a culture of sustainable peace and the uniting of humanity. This is a place for peace education in an environment where more than 2 million visitors each year will come to imagine a new future together, where future generations will leave empowered to be the change they want to see in the world and to spread the message of “Never again.”

The One Humanity Institute will serve as a global peace epicenter, with buildings for formal and non-formal education with global exchanges, the experiential Museum of One Humanity, a media library and research center, a conference center, a peace garden and a hall of reflection and understanding, lodging and a villa retreat, and cooperative organizational offices, where peacebuilders and peacekeepers will gather to share ideas and evaluate opportunities to create a more secure and sustainable world. Learn more at

“The very word Auschwitz is synonymous with one of the darkest chapters of our human history. Thus, there is no more fitting place for creating a center to educate people about the unimaginable hate that we’re capable of, but a center that will also teach about our capacity for love and compassion. A place where people can be inspired with a vision of a world where we live together with respect for each other and for creation. A world of sustainable peace. This can only happen as a result of unprecedented unified action.”

– Dr. Jane Goodall


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Introducing the One Humanity Institute: A City of Hope
United Nations Headquarters, New York

At this highly exclusive one-day event at the UN, we will convene dignitaries, philanthropists, strategic partners, thought leaders, heads of UN agencies and media to launch the One Humanity Institute: A City of Hope. We will present the evolving concept that embraces the ideas and activities of peace, anti-violence and long-term healing, and also weigh insights and views while continuing to be fully respectful of the historical past of Auschwitz, while moving into the potential of a modern world that focuses on peace and sustainability. 

The Life Festival and VIP Benefit Gala for the One Humanity Institute:
A City of Hope Oświęcim, Poland

The Life Festival is a three-day arts and music festival that breaks cultural stereotypes and connects people of different races, religions and backgrounds. Founded by a native of Oświęcim who wanted to bring peace and inspiration to his hometown where one of history’s greatest tragedies took place, the Life Festival is intended to foster greater peace in the world. This extraordinary music festival will bring visibility to the One Humanity Institute: A City of Hope. Prior to the opening day, we will host a VIP Benefit Gala for the One Humanity Institute with celebrities, government officials, humanitarians, philanthropists and supporters. Learn more at


One Humanity Institute Education Symposium
Oświęcim, Poland

At this special event, the One Humanity Institute will convene globally recognized educators at the Oświęcim Municipal Library, leading Polish educators, academia, and select NGOs to discuss the curriculum for the One Humanity Institute: A City of Hope. In a collaborative effort, the One Humanity Institute will offer courses on interfaith structures, building global values, self-empowerment for behavioral changes, project development, peace leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more at


Presenting the One Humanity Institute at the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Toronto, Canada

The Parliament of the World’s Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. The One Humanity Institute: A City of Hope is a collaborative effort to attract, educate and inspire people to translate universal values into actions that generate global harmony and prosperity for sustainable peace. At the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the leadership of the One Humanity Institute will present their plans for a campus with an identified location adjacent to the Auschwitz Camp in Oświęcim, Poland. Speakers include Rev. Patrick McCollum, Dr. Nina Meyerhof, Domen Kocevar, Sally Ranney, Barbara McGraw and Robert Smith. Learn more at

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The vision of the One Humanity Institute is to create a “City of Hope” that embodies the universal values of peace, tolerance, dignity, freedom, equity and solidarity with all life, thus transforming a culture of competition and domination into one of partnership and collaboration. This transformation will take place through a deep structural shift in the basic premises of thoughts, feelings and actions that will lead us towards sustainable peace with the consciousness of One Humanity.

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