23-25 October 2009 (Friday 7pm – Sunday 5pm)
Cost: $100 / $70 conc.
A weekend retreat for beginners and experienced practitioners in the beautiful surroundings of the Blue Mountains.
Come and learn about:
- the principles and power of active nonviolence in the tradition of Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr;
- connecting personal transformation and social change;
- concrete skills for putting nonviolent power into practice.
Whether we like it or not, most of us are enrolled in a class called “Violence 101” throughout our lives. This violence is all around us, in the media, in our families, across all parts of our society. Consciously or not, we are continually being schooled in the logic and practice of emotional, verbal, physical or structural violence.
Take time to discern the movement of God’s spirit at work, breaking down the logic of violence, calling us to be peacemakers in every aspect of our personal and collective lives, drawing us out into creative possibilities we never imagined for ourselves.
Using materials from From Violence to Wholeness and Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living, together we will be inspired to rise above the destructive logic of violence, learn new ways of resolving conflict nonviolently, and practice the art of nonviolent peacemaking – in our community, in our world.