Beginning February 3, 2014, CirclesWork!, the Jean Houston Foundation, and Be The Change Earth Alliance will co-sponsor a second teleconference series with inspiring talks by Beloved Community builders who are doing world-changing work and building communities empowered to co-create a conscious, ecological, cooperative and just civilization.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of the Beloved Community, not as a “heavenly” ideal but as a practical possibility we can achieve in our lifetimes and a gift to our children unto the 7th generation. It is an outcome of the shift to nonviolence.
• Food for the hungry and shelter for all.
• True equality of access to education and jobs.
• Neighborhoods made safe and enlivened by teaching tolerance and overcoming prejudice, as well as just distribution of wealth.
• Reclaiming of the commons: sharing equally with all inhabitants the rich resources of Mother Earth – water, air, soil and sun – used conservatively and sustainably to nourish life.
“If you feel called to bring people together in circle, then the CirclesWork! Teleconference program is a tremendous, easy-to-access resource to get you started or to keep you going. Dr. Lauren Oliver combines her expansive energy and heart with her deep knowledge of psychology and human dynamics in offering a year-long program of teleconference circles that allow people new to circle, and long-time circle facilitators to hone their skills and confidence in the simple processes that make circles work.
“What I loved about the CirclesWork! Teleconference series was that each month we got to have what I experienced as an intimate conversation with an eminent peacemaker, often a person I knew as having made a remarkable difference in the world. It wasn’t one-sided like tuning in to a YouTube video or an audio-recorded lecture. It was a real conversation with people like Joanna Macy, Tom Atlee, Jean Shinoda Bolin and others. Lauren Oliver facilitated the call as a circle and brought us into conversation with our guests through time for questions and answers all centered around our theme The Great Peacemaker. These conversations were so rich and inspiring, I really look forward to “meeting” our guests in the 2014 series with the theme The Beloved Community.”— Lorraine Cook
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