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"Creating a Culture of Peace" Nonviolence Training to be Offered

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September 1, 2009 | bpfna

"Creating a Culture of Peace" is a nonviolence training for personal and social change, led by Janet Chisholm, Peace & Training Coordinator at Kirkridge Retreat & Study Center. This innovative and empowering training is being offered as a three-day intensive training in Charlotte, NC, October 9-11, 2009.

The cost of the training is $200 for BPFNA members. A $240 fee for non-members also includes a year of BPFNA membership. Space is limited and interested persons are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

The innovative design of this national training program provides a holistic and practical foundation in spiritually grounded active nonviolence. Participants come to recognize their own power for making personal and social changes without violence and improve their skills for respectful engagement with opponents, instead of confrontation that polarizes and demonizes.

Unlike trainings that focus only on anti-war protest, Creating a Culture of Peace training is an incubator for participants to raise issues that most concern them: group controversy and conflict, neighborhood violence, domestic violence, climate change, war and militarism, discrimination, video games, homelessness, peace education and lack of health care. The training helps build a working community for peacemaking, through a shared foundation, new skill sets, and guided experience in struggling, celebrating and planning together.

Online registration is available now.
Contact us with any questions or for more information.


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