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

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.

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Nurturing Your Baby's Brain

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 Everyone To Understand The Impact of The First Weeks and First Months…

The attached Huffington Post piece that just ran explains the epigenetic reasons why the first three months of life are so important for every child born in America. We have new and important information about the huge impact of the first weeks and first…

Breast-feeding, IQ, and Learning Levels for Children

At three years of age, the children who had been fed breast milk averaged seven points higher on their IQ tests.

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WEDI Foundation

On the Calendar

May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017

Helping Health Care Help Children
At the 2017 Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) annual conference, InterGroup Institute Chair George C. Halvorson will deliver a speech to inspire attendees, and demonstrate the many ways health IT has been so important to the success…

An Influence of Negative Echoes

We need to share thoughts and wisdom from many people about Peace