Offered by Meta Peace Team especially for Pax Christi USA members
The drumbeat of war has made our world community more tense, adding yet another layer of divisiveness and “Us vs. Them” thinking. As compassionate, concerned people of faith, we can do something. Meta Peace Teams invites you to participate in this online workshop on Saturday, October 1, 11 AM-3:30 PM (Eastern) where we will begin by exploring how active, assertive nonviolence can make a difference: What does it mean, how is it used, and how can people disagree (sometimes strongly!) while maintaining mutual respect and a willingness to reach understanding?
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for this event.
This will be a virtual workshop on Zoom; there will be a 30-minute break for lunch midway. We request that participants commit to arriving on time and staying through the completion of this workshop to help foster our growing sense of community.
Our emphasis will be on BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: This workshop offers skill-
building on how to do compassionate yet effective Bystander Intervention when someone is being harassed or threatened with violence.
• What can you do when you’re alone and see this happening?
• What do you do when the someone being harassed is YOU?
Participants will learn and gain practice in specific skills, techniques, and tools that are useful both in conflict intervention situations and in daily life, including:
• Active listening
• The importance of body language
• The CLARA technique (and its adaptations)
• Why “trying” matters
Participants will leave knowing that assertive nonviolence is not just an aspiration: It’s a set of attainable tools that work to create what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. referred to as “The Beloved Community”.
COST: $35 Scholarships and partial-scholarships are available
REGISTER AT: https://metapeaceteam.live/PCUSA
Call 517-489-2607 with questions or for assistance.
PLEASE JOIN US!