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The Peace Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hatred through change making communications aimed at perpetrators, bystanders and victims of hateful speech and action. 

The organization was originally founded in 2017 to counter hate speech and its contribution to domestic terror and dehumanization in the United States. Since then, we’ve expanded our scope to understand the full spectrum of hate, and how our perceptions of others are largely impacted by media. 

The Peace Project prioritizes communications based interventions that promote social awareness, research, and involving policymakers to enact change. 


Our Vision

A world free of hatred and identity based violence 

Our Mission

To counter hate by fostering understanding through change making communications.  

Our Values

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles


We are committed to intellectual integrity and policy recommendations based on well researched and reviewed findings. We do not fear the facts but embrace them to create clarity.


We are an organization of achievement. We stand for the humanity of our neighbor by being engaging activists, sounding a constant voice of equality, and grappling thoughtfully with the varied nature of our cultures.


We hold the incalculable value of each member of society as universal. We are tenacious in ensuring that each individual is able to feel that value, pursue hope and operate from a foundation of equality. We are galvanized by a future where understanding comes before division despite our human differences.

Join Us

How you can contribute?

Preventing violations and strengthening protection of human rights, including in situations of conflict and insecurity.

Become Volunteer

Serving in volunteer leadership positions is a great way to help protect human rights while gaining valuable skills and contacts.

Take Action

Raising awareness of an issue; Attracting others to a cause; Showing politicians or those in power that people are watching!


When you make a tax-deductible donation to The Peace Project, you are helping us spread the message.

Our Team

Faysal Sohail is the Institute’s Board chair and founding member. Faysal is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, founding member of Presidio Partners, and Congressionally awarded entrepreneur and philanthropist. For over thirty years Faysal has invested globally in non-profit education, health, and human rights organizations – building these organizations from the ground up to multi-million dollar ventures. He’s a founding member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Global Lawyers for Refugees, and this Institute. Faysal is committed to building this Institute into a leading human rights organization dedicated to universal religious freedom and human equality

Dr. Fatimah Fanusie is a Twentieth Century U.S. Historian and Lecturer whose work is at the heart of an evolving reappraisal of the study of African American Islam, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and African Diaspora culture.

Dr. Craig Considine is currently a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Rice University. Considine’s research interests include American religious pluralism, American Muslim experiences, Islamophobia, American identity, Christian-Muslim relations, the life of Prophet Muhammad, the Pakistani diaspora, Irish identity, and the ethnic vs. civic nation dichotomy. He holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), an MSc from the University of London (England), and a BA from American University Washington, DC. Considine is a native of Needham, Massachusetts.

Atif Mian is John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School. He holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics with Computer Science and Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of business.

Sabrina is the current Executive Director of The Peace Project. Their background in psychology, healthcare and technology cultivated her focus for understanding how dehumanization spread through media can and should be approached as a public health issue. They has conducted research on how outgrouping and desensitization is exacerbated through social media algorithms and platforms, and how those same platforms can be used to rehumanize populations. This approach is foundational to the establishment of The Uyghur Initiative, which was self-started, and brought under The Peace Project, once they became Executive Director in 2020 and rebranded its mission.