May 31, 7:00 – 9:00pm and June 1, 9:30 – 5:30
We are again offering a Basic Peace Circle Workshop, sponsored by the Racial Justice Action Team and the Multicultural Circle. Those of you who took part in the Lenten Study Discussion Circles, which were rooted in the Peace Circle process, know how that process can open and deepen conversation. A Peace Circle combines that process and a deep philosophy of human relationship to develop communication and trust in community.
So why are we offering another Basic Peace Circle Workshop?
Two major reasons:
- Our congregation (like any congregation that is really alive) needs to carry out many tough conversations. This is most notably true now as we dig ever further into issues of becoming an anti-racist church. The Peace Circle experience offers valuable tools for taking part in, or even leading, those conversations.
- Also, in Seattle there are important developments in restorative justice taking place, and those of us with enough Peace Circle training would be in a position to accept an invitation to help with those developments. For information about Peace Circles and restorative justice, check the links to short videos on the church website.
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This workshop is open both to folks who have never taken part in a Peace Circle Workshop, and those who have. If the list overflows, priority will be given to new people. We want to maximize the number of people having access to the Peace Circle Keeper Training we are planning for the Fall that requires having done the Basic one.
The suggested registration fee is $50 – $75.*
* [Explanation: To cover the entire cost we would have to set a fee of $125, but we don’t want anyone to miss for financial reasons. Scholarships are freely available.
However much you can comfortably pay will be welcome and well used.]