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Recorded on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How can we make the dream of a peaceful planet a reality in our lifetimes, each playing our perfect role?

At The Shift Network, we see the year 2013 as the year when we begin to take clear and decisive steps into a new era of human evolution, one in which the principles and practices of peace become the foundation for how we live.

Will we be the generation that takes a stand to eradicate war altogether? Will we contribute to the healing of ancient animosities and cocreate a sense of global family? Will we learn how to end violence in our homes, our schools, and our communities?

As highlighted in the Summer of Peace 2012, there is a wave of peacebuilding arising around the world, with millions of people working on peace from the inner to the international levels and across multiple sectors of society. There is so much room for optimism and yet so many challenges still facing us.

In this exciting, 60-minute teleseminar council call, six of the most respected and celebrated peace pioneers in the world will share the leading edge of peace work in the world today and how you can be involved. They will look clear-eyed at the strife in the world today and illuminate how we can build even more momentum towards a peaceful, thriving culture on planet earth.

You’ll hear about exciting developments such as the Summer of Peace 2013 and the visionary plans to unify many peacebuilding groups and circles to make this a powerful season of shifting towards a culture of peace worldwide. Panelists will also discuss initiatives such as the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women and the development of a National Peace Academy.

Listening to this call, you’ll step more fully into your calling as a peacebuilder AND liberate your heart, mind and soul from the patterns of resistance and fear standing between you and more peace, creativity, compassion and love.

Facilitated by world-renowned social healer James O’Dea and Shift Network founder Stephen Dinan, The Planetary Peace Forum will give you the inspiration to become a Peace Ambassador, as more than 500 people have trained to do through the Shift Network’s Peace Ambassador program, which will be shared in detail after the one hour Forum (the next cycle begins May 1st)

Your free registration will also include access to the recording, so even if you can’t make the live call, do sign up to signify your interest in being part of the new wave of peace emerging!

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BIOS of presenters:

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.

Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leadership Council. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million.

Don Beck has been developing, implementing, and teaching the evolutionary theory of Spiral Dynamics for more than three decades. Beck has elaborated upon the work of his mentor, Clare Graves, to develop a multidimensional model for understanding the evolutionary transformation of human values and cultures. As cofounder of the National Values Center in Denton, Texas, and CEO of the Spiral Dynamics Group, Inc., Beck is employing the Spiral Dynamics model to effect large-scale systems change in and among various sectors and societies of the world.

Dot Maver is President of the National Peace Academy and Executive Director of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. She is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Dot taught at high school and university, served as National Campaign Manager for the Kucinich for President Campaign in 2004 and as Executive Director of The Peace Alliance, and is a founder and board member with the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace. She has a DVD, The Maver Method: Secrets of Softball Hitting Success, and is co-author of Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom.

Sister Jenna is a Member of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organaization and Founder of the Meditation Museum. Sister Jenna’s awards, honors, and activities include Board Emeritus of the United Religions, winner of the Friendship Archway Awards, Team Member of Coast Guards, blogs for GPS for the Soul Huffington Post on Meditation Tips, and has spearheaded America Meditating, Pause for Peace campaign.

Cherine Badawi – Citizen to both Egypt and the United States of America, Cherine had the privilege of growing up on two sides of the planet. She has devoted her life to developing and facilitating holistic, transformational experiences that bring diverse individuals and communities together in authentic, purposeful exchange. Currently, in addition to her work as Curriculum and Training Coordinator for Generation Waking Up, Cherine works as an independent consultant offering instructional design and facilitation to a broad client base. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Cherine served as a Senior Leader for Challenge Day and as the Curriculum and Training Director of The Mosaic Project.