Nonviolent Interfaith Leadership Program 2014

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A Nonviolent Leadership for Interfaith Peacebuilders for people aged between 18 – 35 will be conducted at the Amberley Centre, Victoria, a 5 day retreat during April of 2014.

Effective leadership can only emerge from, and be sustained by, a foundation of self-understanding. Without an awareness of the light and shadow that drive our unique personalities we unconsciously repeat the myth of redemptive violence that is dominant in our culture. (Brendan McKeague and George Trippe)

The course will be conducted as a retreat from 6th April – 11th April 2014

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.

COST : $250

With thanks to many generous contributions that have allowed us to offer this 5 day retreat rate at an affordable rate.

Course content will be shaped around a unique and integrated combination of both ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ topics including nonviolent leadership; spiritual formation; interfaith dialogue; identity, culture and belonging; self care and participation in society. The program will provide skills for putting into practice the insights of living nonviolently.


Applications may be conducted online or download the forms are available on the Nonviolent Leadership for Interfaith Peacebuilders application page. Interested persons should complete application forms by 29th November. Places are limited in this program.


Pace e Bene Australia (PeBA) is largely a volunteer network of people committed to furthering the growth and expansion of the spirituality and practice of active nonviolence in Australia through community education, national conferences, speaking tours, grassroots support and development and leadership programs.

Source: Non-violent Interfaith Leadership

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