Creating a Culture of Peace: Active Nonviolence Workshop

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bloedel Hall

In these divisive times, it can be difficult to live out our Baptismal promises: “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves,” “Striving for justice and peace among all people,” and “respecting the dignity of every human being.” Yet, Jesus already has shown us nonviolent ways of living in community.

This introductory workshop (sponsored in part by a grant from the Province VIII Peace and Justice Program) introduces nonviolent practices through interactive group exercises, stories, reflection and discussion. It provides strategies to engage others respectfully and constructively, even in sticky social situations. Group leaders, teens, and anyone dealing with conflict or controversy in the family, school, work, or organizations, will feel more creative and empowered to respond without violence and improve our skills for respectful engagement with opponents, instead of confrontation that polarizes and demonizes. Come to learn with Janet Chisholm, a longtime nonviolence trainer and Episcopalian activist.

Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to this workshop. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration is free of charge and limited to 30 people. Please register here.

To learn more about Janet and read testimonies, click here.

For more information, please contact Bob Chapman.

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