Global Peace Initiative

Research Findings

Over the past 30 years, 50 demonstration projects and 23 published studies have verified the efficacy of this approach to reducing violence and conflict in society. These studies were published in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Social Indicators Journal and Journal of Mind and Behavior. (Click for a bibliography of studies)

Decreased Armed Conflict

  • During the 1980’s Lebanon war, research indicated a 76% drop in war deaths among other findings. More

Reduced Global Terrorism

  • A meta-analysis of three separate global experiments showed a drop in global terrorism by 72%. More

Decreased Crime and Social Stress

  • A demonstration project in Washington D.C produced a 23% drop in violent crime. More