The Peaceful Societies website has moved again. As of May 2020, it is being hosted by the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The website was independently hosted by Matthew Albright from January 2005 through January 2016 when it moved to the Department of Anthropology in the […]

Jeffrey Suydam, a key player in the establishment of the Peaceful Societies website 13 years ago, died suddenly on June 17th. A highly peaceful man as well as a very creative technical advisor, Jeff’s support for the website, and for anything having to do with computers, was amazing. A nephew by marriage of this website […]

The study of societies that are already highly peaceful is a known source of information about solving social problems without using threats or violence. The Peaceful Societies website, committed for over 11 years to scholarship about groups that are, or were until recently, highly peaceful, moves today to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) […]

After a three week hiatus, the News and Reviews feature of this website will resume publishing updates on Thursday, April 4.  The delay was caused by an unexpected change in the Internet server configuration on March 15 which took down the website for two days. Our two technical advisors, Matthew Albright and Jeffrey Suydam, without […]

The News and Reviews feature of the Peaceful Societies website will not be updated for the next three weeks. The administrator of this website, the author of these news stories and reviews, is taking a vacation with his wife to celebrate 50 years of happy, peaceful marriage. News coverage of nonviolent societies should resume here […]

The Peaceful Societies website entered the social world of Facebook on May 27th. Recent visitors to this website may have noticed the Facebook logo and a link to the new “Fan Page.” Each week, the Facebook Peaceful Societies page will carry links to news and reviews as soon as they are posted here in this […]

Five years ago, the Peaceful Societies website opened with a range of reference information about 25 human social groups that try to maintain a nonviolent existence. Encyclopedia articles, lists of recommended books, an archive of research articles about some of the societies, and weekly updating news and reviews have been features of the website for […]

The News and Reviews feature of this website is going to resume, though perhaps not every week, depending on strength and pain levels. The neurosurgeon proclaimed the operation on this webmaster to be a complete success—the tumor was as benign as he had predicted. News about the peaceful societies continues to occur—though, like the Birhor […]