5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern
We are clearly in a time of the most accelerated changes in history. The skills of defusing and transforming conflict and healing social wounds are at the core of whether we can create a healthy, vibrant, peaceful and sustainable world.
The dream of peace on planet earth IS possible, and you CAN make a profound difference and truly be part of the change our planet needs.
And you can learn to do so effectively by stepping into a new identity as a Peace Ambassador and gaining the most potent peacebuilding tools, skills and strategies with world-renowned social healer James O’Dea.
During this 75-minute call, James will share a powerful mixture of spiritual technologies, social sciences, and insights into our current global condition to show how you can begin to be an ambassador of peace in your family, your neighborhood, your job and in our world.
You’ll learn simple practices to:
- Commune with the energy of the Universe: Learn how to engage all forms of energy whether they appear to be friendly, hostile or seductive and manifest a truly evolutionary impulse for peace.
- Lead from the center and ground of being: Learn how to hold space for other truths while fully incarnating your own soul power, emotional and intellectual insight and wisdom as a peacemaker.
- Speak from essence and to essence: Skillfully discern shadow from substance so that you always illuminate higher ground where peace can flourish.
- Apply key principles for social healing in your community.
James O’Dea has been at the forefront of worldwide peacebuilding, engaging in social healing dialogues with Israelis and Palestinians, working with Rwandan genocide survivors and learning the subtler arts of peace from the Kogi people of Colombia. He has also served as Director of Amnesty International DC and president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and is of the wisest and best-trained peace ambassadors on the planet.
Join us for this 75-minute dialogue, and you’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of the collective change processes underway. You’ll also hear about The Shift Network’s new Peace Ambassador Training, beginning October 12th, as well as the plans for a global Summer of Peace in 2012.
James and Stephen will share a roadmap for how The Shift Network will be collaborating with hundreds of groups and millions of individuals - hopefully including you - to help activate a time of profound planetary shifting.
Join us for an important call on the frontline of peace and evolutionary change!
James O’Dea is a well-known figure in international social healing who has conducted healing and reconciliation dialogues for 15 years. He is currently the co-director of The Social Healing Project, whose work has led him to Rwanda, Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland. In addition to teaching the Path of the Peacemaker and Peace Ambassador Training programs at The Shift Network, he is also on the extended faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and is its immediate past president.
The former Washington office director of Amnesty International and CEO of the Seva Foundation, O’Dea is a member of The Evolutionary Leaders Group founded by Deepak Chopra. His most recent book, Creative Stress: A Path for Evolving Souls Living through Personal and Planetary Upheaval (2010), was featured and reviewed in dozens of media outlets.
James is committed to dialogue as a practice and is engaged in dialogues at SEED Graduate Institute between native elders, physicists, and thought leaders; between Israeli and Palestinian psychologists and social workers; and contributes to dialogue on systems thinking and government policy making with the Washington, D.C.-based Global Systems Initiatives.
In August 2010, O’Dea was recognized with the honor of “Champion of Peace, Reconciliation and Forgiveness” by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance. James lectures and gives workshops all over the world and was a keynote speaker at the Berlin Peace Festival in August 2011. He is also an advisory board member of the Peace Alliance and is working on a book called Cultivating Peace, to be published in 2012.