Peace Needs You Now!

Peace Needs You Now!

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Dear Friends,

We are grateful to our friends at The Shift Network for offering an upcoming free and timely program - Mindfulness and Peacebuilding: Practical Responses for a World in Crisis. On Saturday, December 12th at 11am PT, we invite you to participate by phone or computer with peacebuilding and social change activists Philip Hellmich and Emily Hine. Emily was the Director of The Global Compassion Summit last July and graciously shared the work of The Charter for Compassion to all who attended.

During Mindfulness & Peacebuilding, Philip and Emily will share their wisdom about combining the inner work of mindfulness with the practical skills of peacebuilding in an integrated approach to make a difference for our world in crisis.

During this transformational hour you’ll learn:

Why inner peace is a global responsibility and how it can guide you to meaningful action
How mindfulness and being the “witness” can help you overcome negative habits, heal personal wounds and help resolve inner and outer conflicts
How science is proving humans are hard-wired for compassion and how you can leverage this innate ability to cultivate peace in yourself and in your relationships
Tools to leverage the intelligence of the heart and nonviolent communication skills to communicate more compassionately with others, especially when triggered
Ways you can take experiences of “oneness” from spiritual practices and join people around the world in a growing movement to build practical infrastructures of peace

Click here to learn more and register for free

Philip Hellmich has dedicated most of his life to global and local peacebuilding initiatives, including 14 years with Search for Common Ground. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone where he lived and worked for four years in small remote bush villages. Philip is author of God and Conflict: A Search for Peace in a Time of Crisis and he is currently the Director of Peace at The Shift Network.

Emily Hine is the Director of The Global Compassion Summit and a Certified Compassion Cultivation Training™ Teacher from the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University. She served on the Executive Team for Seeds of Compassion, a global event with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu that brought 150,000 people together and contributed substantially to the worldwide compassion movement. She is trained in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and in Vipassana/Mindfulness meditation.

Get all the details about Mindfulness & Peacebuilding and reserve your free spot here:

Thank you for helping to co-create a collective shift towards peace, sustainability and transformation!

With kind regards,


Marilyn Turkovich, Director
Charter for Compassion International

P.S. This event is free — all you need to do is register here:

 Special Message: The Charter is working on a special Conference call that will be held prior to December 25. It will address the pressing issues of Islamophobia. We will be issuing a special newsletter about the call, and we are preparing a resource booklet with informative articles, "how to information" guidelines and recommended teaching materials.




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