Together with over 2,000 Fellows and Senior Fellows, who are committed to social justice all around the globe, we are an international non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization. Our objective is to facilitate and promote a dialogue to understand and respond to the challenges that democratic societies face as they become increasingly diverse. Deeply engaged in human rights, pluralism and democracy, our uniqueness lies in our multitude of perspectives that are brought together in a vibrant international community.
Antisemitism, racism, hostility towards Muslims, trans- and homophobia, misogyny and other forms of discrimination and hatred are testing increasingly diverse democratic societies.
Humanity in Action’s educational, networking and leadership programs have for over 20 years now focused on human rights violations, social tensions and how to sustainably address and prevent them.
Today, the need for active and constructive engagement is more pressing than ever. To achieve this, we bring carefully selected students, young professionals and established leaders of diverse backgrounds to the same tables and collectively look at the histories behind contemporary social justice headlines and develop solutions to contemporary human rights challenges.
Seeing beyond the realities our tribes want us to see.
Short film on reality, community and active citizenship in a time of increasing social and political discord. Produced by Humanity in Action and Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Benincasa.
“Humanity in Action is one of the great organizations that is making a great contribution, not just to America, but to people around the world. As members of the human family, it is our mission to respect the dignity and the worth of every human being.”
Become a Fellow
Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
Fellows per year
Discover our Publications
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.