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Adult Education Series: The Wheel of Nonviolence

By Webmaster - Posted on December 06 2009

The Wheel of Nonviolence was introduced to members and attenders during a First Day School presentation, “A Quaker’s View of Gandhi’s Approach to Nonviolence,” by Victoria Albright on November 21.

 Of those in attendance, nine have already committed to the 12-week worship-sharing and action series. We have room for up to 30 individuals and hope that Friends will consider participating, if so led. The following description is provided for those who were unable to attend:

Our Meeting is filled with individuals who are doing positive work in many areas of their lives – personally, with their family, within the Meeting, as volunteers, and professionally. Yet what many of us seem to lack is a powerful over-arching vision within which all the pieces of our life fit.    There is another, often missing, aspect to our search for meaning and service; that is, the desire to know that the work we are doing is part of something larger, part of a combined effort that is creating a positive change in the world.
This personal and social change model, developed by Chris Moore-Backman (a Quaker and student of Gandhi’s teachings), was inspired by Gandhi’s three-fold approach to nonviolence:   1) personal transformation, 2) constructive program (community and social uplift/renewal), and 3) political action. It was designed to be studied and explored both individually and collectively. As a community, we will learn that each of us has strengths and weaknesses, but that an empowering balance can be created through mutual encouragement and the sharing of our knowledge and strengths with each other.
 This series is sponsored by the Peace and Social Action and Earthcare Witness Committees.   The location will be determined by each group.   Regular attendance is requested. Call or email Victoria to enroll ( Download Adult Education Series for 2010).
The dates and times are:
Tuesday            7-9pm      Jan 12,19,26       Feb 2,9,16,23      Mar 2,9,16,23,30
Saturday                4-6pm      Jan 9,16,23,30    Feb 6,13,20,27    Mar 6,13,20,27
Thursday             7-9pm                  Feb 4,11,18,25    Mar 4,11,18,25    Apr 1,8,15,22