I am delighted to announce that the 2018 Condensed version of “Peace and Power” is available for download! You can download the complete PDF (75 pages) or individual chapters that relate to a specific part of the process. Link for downloading are available from the right sidebar of all “Peace and Power” pages of the website!
Many of the pages of the website have been updated – and your comments, stories, questions and ideas are always welcome on this blog! So I invite you to take a little while to browse what is here. I know that many groups – formal and informal, volunteer and worksite groups – are turning to ideas like “Peace and Power,” seeking ways to overcome the cultures of hostility and violence that prevail in may public spaces. Share your ideas here, and we will integrate them into our discussions!
Today I have added two very important elements – Discussion Guidelines (see sub-menu under Rotating Leadership), and Responding to Critical Reflection (see sub-menu under Conflict Transformation). Both of these topics point to the vital roles and responsibilities of group members! The process of Peace & Power depends on every person in the group, not the designated leaders alone. In traditional groups, we have learned to depend on the group leader to “manage” the discussion and to keep “order” when an issue arises in the group. In Peace & Power, it is your responsibility as a member of the group to do your part in creating constructive discussions, and in creating constructive responses when an issue arises. So check out these two new pages! And please leave your comments for discussion here! I will respond!
These two pages provide a guideline for groups that are considering “Peace and Power” as a basis for working together, “Peace and Power” processes seem so appealing at first, but they are not at all easy to actually put into practice. If, as a group, you take some time to prepare by discussing the kind of commitment that you are all making, you will be much better able to address some of the challenges you may encounter. Your Principles of Solidarity are vital to your success, so review the information on the “Principles” page and take the time to get off to a good start! Most important, post your comments, questions and ideas … we can have a virtual discussion any time!
The first page I have developed for this blog site is the “Concepts” page, which provides a nutshell explanation of the meanings of the concepts of “PEACE” and “Power” in relation to the group process that we call “Peace and Power.”
I am quite excited about the imagery of a burning candle as symbolic of the unity that is “Peace and Power.” Does this make sense to you as you think about the ideas?
Visit the Concepts page and comment here with your feedback and ideas. If you have had an experience that come to mind as you think about these ideas, tell us about it here!
Yes today is the day that I am bringing Peace and Power to the world of social media! There is much more to come … including pages that give a brief snippet of each part of the process of Peace and Power. But the most important feature Continue reading “Peace & Power joins the social media age!”