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Welcome to the Institute for InterGroup Understanding

Welcome to the Institute for InterGroup Understanding

This website is dedicated to InterGroup Peace and InterGroup Understanding. It explains why we have more than 200 interethnic and InterGroup conflicts in the world today, and helps people understand how to reduce conflicts and live in Peace. This website offers books, essays, insights, reflections, paradigms, poetry, and thought pieces about InterGroup Peace.

Peace is possible. Peace is needed. We should all work together to create a Peace Movement now.

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Three Key Years

Three Key Years

Three Key Years

The children whose brains are exercised in the first Three Key Years of life have larger vocabularies, learn to read more easily, and are much less likely to drop out of school.

You can exercise and strengthen your baby's brain by talking, reading and signing directly to your child -- beginning at birth.


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The Art of Intergroup Peace

The Art of Intergroup Peace

The Art of Intergroup Peace

We need a Peace Movement for America that allows us to overcome our damaging and dangerous inter group instincts to build lasting Peace.


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Brain Hero (The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University)

Nurturing Your Baby's Brain

Science and brain scans now tell us that the first three years of life are absolutely critical years for the development in your baby's brain. That development starts for each baby on the day they are born. 


About Us

The Institute for InterGroup Understanding exists to help create intergroup Peace. We need to intellectually overcome our more negative and damaging instinctive behaviors. We instinctively divide the world into "Us" and "Them" — and we react very differently to…

We Need to Use Alpha Instincts to Make Us Safe, Not Sorry

We are all creatures of instincts.

We have instincts to be territorial, hierarchical, maternal, paternal, and acquisitional — and those instincts tend to shape our cultures, guide our thinking, and activate and steer our emotions every day of our…

Perceiving the Elephant — Quantum Faith Might Help

The new Circling the Elephant book has a great underlying concept. Author Dr. John J. Thatamanil believes God exists and wants us to live good lives and add value for each other along the way.

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The Art of Intergroup Peace

The Art of Intergroup Peace

The Art of InterGroup Peace has an array of eight approaches that can be used to steer and channel intergroup interactions - ranging from a truce or ceasefire at one end of the continuum to a full merger and complete intergroup assimilation at the other end of the continuum.