March 30, 2012
Justice is a pressing concern in the world today, and discussion about it must be, beyond theory, practical and multi-disciplinary. While justice is a fundamental virtue and goal advocated by world religions, the task of creating a just world cannot be solely a religious one. All disciplines can and must contribute to the conversation about what justice is and how it can be achieved. Conference organizers invite scholars representing different disciplines to speak about various aspects of social justice from their perspectives—such as, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, the business world, and education.
- January 15, 2012 - Abstract submission deadline
- January 30, 2012 - Decision to accept/reject abstracts
- March16, 2012 - Paper submission deadline
- March 30, 2012 – Conference date
For more information, visit the Conference Website.
The Metta Center for Nonviolence is offering a one-day course called Building the World We Want exploring Gandhi's 'Constructive Programme'.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
9 am - 5:30 pm
8115 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma, California
What was “Constructive Programme?” Why did Gandhi consider it the keystone of his campaign for India’s liberation and the overturning of colonialism (as it was then)? How would it help us with the present struggle against globalization and corporate rule? If it were to play a role in the Occupy and other movements of today, what form would it take — or rather is it taking, as there are innumerable efforts right now that could be considered constructive program if they were harnessed for that role?
Explore these questions with us and empower yourself and your organization
to add this neglected dimension to today’s struggle for social change.
Together we can add unforeseen power to our individual and collective
$125 (sliding scale)
Delicious vegetarian lunch provided
The US Human Rights Network has a broad appeal to members of the Saybrook community, covering a wide range of rights issues from a human-centered perspective.
Building a People-Centered Human Rights Movement!
2011 National Human Rights Conference and Membership Meeting
The Conference will feature a host of critical human rights trainings for novices and veterans alike, covering these and other critical areas:
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Marc Pilisuk, who teaches in Saybrook's Social Transformation program, will speak on "Moral Courage, Nonviolence, and Peace Communities in Rural Columbia" on Wednesday, July 20.
Dr. Pilisuk is one of the leading scholars of peace in the world today. He is the editor of the recently published three volume anthology Peace Movements World Wide, the most extensive study of the global peace movement ever developed. He is also the 2010 winner of the Society of Psychologists for the Study of Social Issues’ Distinguished Service Award, and its 2011 award for teaching.
- What: Marc Pilisuk on "Moral Courage, Nonviolence and Peace Communities in Rural Colombia."
- Where: UC Berkeley, 210 Wheeler
- When: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20