Nurturing Ourselves as Peacebuilders
in a Divided World with Bridget Moix
April 16 – 18, 2021
“…When day comes we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid– Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
This workshop will help us reconnect and renew ourselves as peacebuilders. Together we we will learn from examples of people building peace around the world, take time to reflect on our own leadings, and share practical ways we can help heal our country and communities. This virtual program will be active and interactive. Participants are encouraged to bring a special object that signifies what peace means to them.
Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.
Session 1: Friday, April 16 – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PST (8:00-9:30 EST)
Welcome! We will begin by meeting one another, and explore together how we understand peace and peacebuilding today.
Session 2: Saturday morning, April 17 – 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PST (12:00-1:30 EST)
Who and what inspires me to build peace? We will learn, share, and reflect on stories and lessons from the experiences of others, and our own experiences of resilience and peacebuilding that inspire us.
Session 3: Saturday morning, April 17 – 11:00-12:30 p.m. PST (2:00-3:30 EST)
What challenges, stops or frightens me? How do I overcome it? This session will help us face the obstacles that inhibit our efforts to choose peace, and be peace. We will share practices for how we overcome our fears and obstacles to sustain ourselves.
Session 4: Saturday afternoon, April 17 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. PST (7:00-8:30 EST)
What are my peacebuilding superpowers and how do I nurture them? We will affirm and reflect on their individual gifts for contributing to peace in the world. We will celebrate the roles we each play in building a better world.
Session 5: Sunday, April 18 – 9:00-10:30 a.m. PST (12:00-1:30 EST)
What am I taking forward? What commitments and recommitments can we make?
ABOUT THE PROGRAM LEADER: Bridget Moix is a peace advocate, Quaker, and scholar who has worked with Quaker and other peace organizations throughout her career. She currently serves as US Executive Director of Peace Direct, an organization founded by two Quaker women in the UK. She holds a PhD in conflict resolution and recently published her first book, Choosing Peace: Action and Agency in the Midst of War. Bridget lives in Washington, DC, with her two sons, who challenge and nurture her own peacebuilding skills every day.
Fees are on a sliding scale: Comprehensive rate, Standard Rate and Reduced Rate. Scholarships are also available; no one will be turned away for inability to pay our fees. We appreciate your careful consideration regarding your contribution.
$50.00 Reduced rate: will be supplemented by contributions to our scholarship fund
$100.00 Standard Rate: covers costs of producing this program
$150.00 Comprehensive rate: including staff time, long-term maintenance of the facilities.
Monthly Meeting Yearly Pass: check with your Monthly Meeting for availability.
Individual Yearly Pass: contact Quaker Center if you would like to learn more about this)
Scholarship: please contact Quaker center to request a scholarship.