Victoria: Non-Violent Interfaith Leadership Program

Pace e Bene invites applications for the 2015 Non-violent Leadership Program. Round 1 applications close: Friday 28 August 2015.

The Challenge:

Every generation has its challenges to face and ours is no different. We face crucial social, political, military, economic and ecological challenges, some of which pose substantial threats to a healthy future for our humanity. Our pages in history are being written now. What kind of people might it take for these pages to read that our generation seriously engaged the violence, intolerance and injustice present in its lifetime?

We believe it is going to take young people who are:

  • Skilled in nonviolent leadership,
  • Highly motivated towards interfaith dialogue and cooperation
  • Aligned with their identity and purpose at this time in history,
  • Strong and committed to their spirituality,
  • Deeply grounded with skills in self care
  • Able to stand firm for the reality of nonviolence, tolerance and justice for our shared communities.

The Nonviolent Interfaith Leadership Program is designed to cultivate these capacities in you.

The Course:

Participants of the program will come together for a 5 day retreat in Melbourne at the beautiful Edmund Rice Retreat and Spirituality Centre ‘Amberley’ situated on a bend of the Yarra River in Lower Plenty. In an inspiring interfaith environment, participants will form a community of practice and together study the art of nonviolent leadership in ways that will deepen their leadership potential and expand their capacity to make vital contributions to their community and the world.A team of highly skilled, richly experienced and deeply spiritual facilitators will guide participants through a 5 day retreat.

  • The Inner and Outer Journey of Nonviolent Leadership
  • The Tool-Kit For Nonviolent Leadership

Participants will receive intellectual, emotional and spiritual nourishment as they engage in a daily rhythm that will include time for: transformative course content, spiritual practices, journaling, artistic expression, shared meals, silence, small and large interfaith group sharing and the development of practical toolkits for nonviolent leadership.

A significant aspect will be applied learning via a community project developed by each participant in his or her individual faith community. Members of the project team will provide supervision and mentoring as required throughout this time.

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For more information:

Event Information

Event: Non-Violent Interfaith Leadership Program

When: 14 to 19 November 2015

Where: Edmund Rice Centre, 7 Amberley Way, Lower Plenty

Apply: To apply click here

More information: Round 1 applications close: Friday 28 August 2015

Pace e Bene Australia is a network of people from different faith traditions, committed to furthering the growth and expansion of the spirituality and practice of active nonviolence in Australia.