Cultivate Your Peace: A Practice and Reading Group
Six Wednesdays between October 8, 2014 to January 28, 2015
Join us for a six-session reading group focused on James O’Dea’s Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador. O’Dea, a world-renowned peace activist and former executive at Amnesty International, has crafted a guide to peace work that integrates cultural, spiritual, scientific, and personal aspects that are at play in developing personal as well as global peace.
You and our fellow group members will read sections of Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador independently and engage in the “Reflection and Practice” included with each chapter. As a group, we will share our experiences reading and practicing Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador in an on-line community forum and in six in-person meetings.
O’Dea’s approach “speaks universally to peace activists, mediators, negotiators, psychologists, educators, businesspeople, and clergy – and to everyday citizens”.
Powerful, practical and actionable, this book breaks new ground in how we think about, engage with and integrate peace work into our lives. Join us as we experience the transformative Cultivating Peace process together. Your hosts: Ellen Morfei of Progressive Conflict Solutions and Skip Shuda of Integral Philly. To enroll, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a FREE program, but enrollment is limited to 12.
|Date and Time||Session #/Topic||Location|
|Wed., October 8, 7-9pm||1) Welcome and discussion of Cultivating Peace, Introduction though Chapter 1 (pp. xiii-16)||Progressive Conflict Solutions 45 Veterans Sq.Media, PA 19063|
|Wed., October 29, 7-9 pm||2) Discussion of Cultivating Peace, Chapters 2-3 (pp. 17-60)||Private home in Media|
|Wed., November 19, 7-9 pm||3) Discussion of Cultivating Peace, Chapters 4-5 (pp. 61-100)||Progressive Conflict Solutions45 Veterans Sq.|
|Wed., December 10, 7-9 pm||4) Discussion of Cultivating Peace, Chapters 6-7 (101-156). Optional reading/listening: The Aikido of Peace||Private home in Media|
|Wed., January 7, 7-9 pm||5) Discussion of Cultivating Peace, Chapters 8-9 (pp. 157-202)||Progressive Conflict Solutions45 Veterans Sq.|
|Wed., January 28, 7-9 pm||6) Discussion of Cultivating Peace, Chapter 10 and conclusion (pp. 203-224) and program closing||Private home in Media|