Okay, one short post - next week finally comes a longer one again - then on the wonderful topic of moral courage :)
For now, I want you to concentrate on faces - at least shortly - maybe your own but can be someone elses - now, do you think that something would look better if something was different? No, yes, maybe?
A lot of people would say yes. One reason for that - you guessed correctly, cultural violence - the ever visible pictures of people we label beautiful change our perception of ourselfs and others as well. There is a whole industry around that topic, from software for beautifying faces to completely rebuilding human anatomy from scratch (okay, missing some parts here and there)... View full article »
The SCI branch in Sweden has organized again
a wonderful seminar dealing with nonviolent communication - this year with a special focus on group leading (but also for people who did not participate in the seminar last year). This seminar is going to be under the no-more-war umbrella of SCI (and not only because I am going to participate ;) but because it fits well into the international strategic plan and our own aims :D). The no-more-war team is still working on creating an even more awesome toolkit and other helpful stuff for no-more-war actions in 2011!
There is still about 20 places free so if you do not have a really good reason to avoid this seminar, I suggest you better write an application :D
Here the details from the facebook call for participants:
"There is no way to peace - peace is the way, they say.
So what is peace and how do we "do" peace - as human beings and - as we will focus on during this training - as leaders?
How do we for example help a group to reach their goals? How can we support the group to handle conflicts? How do we manage our inner judgements at the same time as we are present with the group? How do we take care of our fears around leading and being a leader?
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