The Evolving Peacemaker
Using the Gandhi philosophy of nonviolence, develop a lifelong practice to be the change we want to see.
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The Evolving Peacemaker, based on the Gandhi philosophy of nonviolence, contains a set of principles and practices designed to guide us on a powerful journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. It opens with the premise that peace is not a one-time achievement but a lifelong practice that starts with our willingness to “be the change we wish to see in our world,” one thought and one action at a time. In this way we move from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.
- Session 1: Wednesday, January 9
- Session 2: Wednesday, January 16
- Session 3: Wednesday, January 23
- Session 4: Wednesday, January 30
- Session 5: Wednesday, February 6
Recommended Text: The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence by Leona Evans with Matthew J. Evans
Learning Objectives for This Course:
- Transforming Our Anger into Powerful and Positive Behaviors
- Recognizing and Healing Passive Violence Within Ourselves
- Identifying and Embracing Our “Shadow”
- Discovering Creative Strategies to Manage Interpersonal Conflicts
- Finding New Ways to Forgive
About Your Facilitator:
Rev. Leona Evans is a former Broadway actress, recording artist, and cabaret performer whose theatrical career began when she was a small child. Eventually she was guided to study world religions and chose the ministry as a way of helping people understand that nonviolence among religions begins with the realization that the same God of love dwells in all people. She is the co-author of The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence which received the 2017 Evergreen Medal for World Peace presented by the Living Now Book Awards and is certified in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding by the United States Institute of Peace. Leona is an ordained Unity minister and spiritual counselor.