Pax Christi USA Young Adult Forum Winter 2003 Retreat
Holy Redeemer Retreat Center
Whether we like it or not, most of us are enrolled in a class called "Violence 101." This class is not confined to a particular setting or time of day. Nobody asks if we want to attend. We don't need letters of reference or a high grade point average. It is taught everywhere, open to all. Our teachers are the media, with their flow of violent images and messages, and our society's values of consumerism, rugged individualism and superiority. Consciously or not, we are continually being schooled in the logic and practice of emotional, verbal, physical or structural violence.
From Violence To Wholeness is a study and action program offered by the Franciscan Pace e Bene organization that explores nonviolence as a creative, powerful, and effective process for addressing and resolving the conflicts in our lives and in the life of the world. Drawing on the vision of Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Shelley Douglass, Fanny Lou Hamer and many others, this program offers resources to deepen the journey from fear to freedom, from despair to hope, from violence to wholeness. Pace e Bene is convinced that one of the most important solutions to the growing crisis of violence lies in furnishing people from all walks of life with the tools, and ongoing support, to engage in powerful and sustained nonviolent transformation of violence and conflict.
Presenters Cindy Preston-Pile and Ken Preston-Pile will adapt the From Violence to Wholeness program to a retreat format and the work being taken on by members of the Pax Christi USA Young Adult Forum. Cindy is the Education and Advocacy Coordinator for St. Mary?s Senior Center and a core team trainer for From Violence to Wholeness. Ken is the Training Coordinator for From Violence to Wholeness, organizes speaking events for Global Exchange and serves on the board of Peace Brigades International. They both received their Master degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
$50.00 to $100.00 (sliding scale)
To try and make the retreat as accessible to as many college students and young adults as possible, the PCUSA Young Adult Forum uses a sliding scale for the retreat. Please pay whatever you can afford.
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