Interdisciplinary Inquiry

07/06/2012

July 6 - Celebrate the Shift Network's 'Nonviolence Friday' of the Summer of Peace

The goal of the Summer of Peace 2012 is to activate the largest global commitment to peace in one season in the history of humankind. The Summer of Peace 2012 is produced by The Shift Network in partnership with Pathways to Peace, Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI), The Peace Alliance, PeaceDayTV, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Gaiafield Project, International Cities of Peace and Push4Peace, along with numerous co-sponsors. Together, the goal is to mobilize grassroots participation of people worldwide to accelerate humanity’s shift to a culture of peace.

July 6th is Nonviolence Friday of the Summer of Peace, and the Bay Area nonprofit Metta Center is co-hosting an online summit. Nonviolence has relevance to forgiveness, communication, education and almost every aspect of life and every theme of peace being explored during the Summer of Peace. 

10:00am PST - The Science of Nonviolence  
 
Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook  have invited some of the world's leading practitioners of nonviolence for three sessions that will walk us through the history and current application of nonviolence today.  In their first session, they will give attendees an overview of how nonviolence works. 

Webcast for this session will be here:
==> http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=30876519 
 
12:00pm PST - Challenging the Military-Industrial Complex: Nonviolence Today   

Tal Palter-Palman of the Metta Center, and Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence 
 
Tal Palter-Palman and Kathy Kelly are champions of nonviolence.  They will look at the history of nonviolence, the growth the military-industry, and a potential future for creating a culture of peace.
 
Webcast for this session will be here: 
==> http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=30876645
 
2:00pm PST -People Power and Global Conflict: Building the Institutions of Peace    

Mel Duncan, Co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce, and Dr. Mubarak Awad, Founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence 
 
Mel Duncan and Mubarak Awad are two of the leading practitioners of nonviolence in the world today. In this session, they will give us  on-the-ground insights into how nonviolence is being applied in difficult situations including Israel-Palestine, Sudan and beyond.
 
Webcast for this session will be here:  
==> http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=30876834

 

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