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Finding the Sacred, everywhere. Reflections on a journey

16th Apr 2014 - 18:35 -- Justine Huxley

Viviana Esse writes: 

“Dear friends, after 9 months journeying together both as a team and as an Action Learning Group (ALG), our Re-imagining the Sacred series was drawn to a close. Only temporarily though, as from September we shall come back with a second season.  Meanwhile, some of the amazing people who contributed so greatly to our ALG have gifted us with some testimonials about the deeper meaning of the journey, and have shared how reconnecting with the sacred so actively has changed their everyday life. 

From Conflict to Creative Conversation: reflections on fields of dialogue and The Pause

25th Feb 2014 - 13:42 -- Angharad Thain

St Ethelburga’s was delighted to welcome Sarah Rozenthuler, psychologist, consultant and author of Life-Changing Conversations: 7 Strategies for talking about what matters most to deliver a one-day workshop on how we can move from points of conflict to creative, and potentially transformative, conversations.

Christian Muslim Forum: Conflict Resilience goes interfaith

25th Feb 2014 - 13:35 -- Angharad Thain

On January 20th, the Conflict Resilience Programme started a new phase. This workshop, in conjunction with our friends at the Christian Muslim Forum was our first interfaith workshop of the programme, sharing faith practices and principles across faiths, not solely within a single faith community. This decision to focus on an interfaith direction is based on the belief that this can forge different connections and creates conversations in new ways.

Re-imagining the Sacred Series: Education

15th Jan 2014 - 16:58 -- Justine Huxley

 Viviana Esse writes - “Another appointment, another amazing theme for our “Re-imagining the Sacred” series, which marks our 4th public talk. 

This time our guests took us through a journey focused around the theme of the sacred within education, where we were introduced to a new concept of ‘person’ and their role in society.
We were also introduced to alternatives to mainstream education that are emerging and that are being offered by some communities to support a holistic development of human beings, where every aspect of an individual’s nature is taken into account. 

Conflict resilience: Getting practical

17th Dec 2013 - 17:38 -- Angharad Thain

The last Conflict Resilience workshop of 2013 was the most successful and well-attended workshop in the programme to date. The tent was packed with eager faces wanting to get practical about conflict resilience, what this involves in a current setting, and which tools can help on the journey to achieving it within faith communities.

What is peace work?

4th Dec 2013 - 19:50 -- Angharad Thain

It is hard to believe that just two months ago we all gathered nervously and excitedly at Friends House to begin our Peaceworker training and to start a new and exciting phase of our lives. While we had an awareness that is was going to be a challenging, eye-opening and very formative year, it still shocks me how quickly the time has gone and how much has happened since!

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