Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Visitors,
On October 18, 2022, MOMRI launched a new digital initiative. On this website called the MOMRI Hub, we hope to make research on Music in Peacebuilding more accessible to a wider audience of both scholars and practitioners, and to better document the network of this emerging field.
In the future, we also hope to expand the MOMRI Hub to provide a digital space to showcase ongoing projects in the field and for individuals to connect and share.
Our parent institution, Min-On
, was established on October 18, 1963 in order to connect people to people, and countries to countries, through music. Over the past 60 years, Min-On has established connections with more than 100 countries through organizing concerts, conferences, workshops and other activities. At MOMRI we want to continue this tradition of bringing people together in efforts for music and peacebuilding, by now taking advantage of opportunities afforded by digital and online spaces. The many new digital efforts and strategies pursued by organizations around the world due to the pandemic only further highlighted the potential of online communities of practice.
Through the MOMRI Hub, we hope to give you entry points into working for peacebuilding through music. We also want to provide individuals and organizations a space where they can share their work and resources that might support the work of others. Since MOMRI was founded in 2014, we have met so many inspiring individuals and organizations working on Music in Peacebuilding. Through the Hub, we hope to help others connect to each other as well. You may have participated in our survey in 2018 – through this, we heard from many people that they were looking for a space where they could better access resources, opportunities, and new connections in the field.
Please enjoy exploring this space! Now that we have taken the first steps in the journey of this Hub and are thinking about its future growth, we would love to continue to hear from you regarding what would be valuable to you in a digital community of practice based around Music in Peacebuilding. You can contact us directly at the bottom of this page.
With best regards and many thanks for your support,
On behalf of Min-On and MOMRI