Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice Retreat
Do you dream of a future that holds care for all life? Are you committed to the cultivation of true, lasting peace? Where do you see yourself in this vision? What gifts do you have to offer towards the creation of this future? What do you need to walk the path?
Drawing on the tools and consciousness of Nonviolent Communication, following in the tradition of Nonviolence as modeled by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and taking inspiration from Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community, the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice Retreat offers an intensive immersion into the heart of nonviolence and social transformation, calling together a community of committed practitioners working to manifest a nonviolent future.
At the NLSJ retreat, we train ourselves in the skills of nonviolent action, expanding our capacity to move powerfully in the world, caring for what matters most and transforming those systems that perpetuate injustice and violence. We learn new frames to understand the causes of harm, and practices to transform them and heal their impact. We develop awareness around our habitual responses to injustice – from the internal, to the interpersonal and institutional/systemic levels – and work to free ourselves from the constrained choices, judgmental narratives, and divisive behaviors we have learned through generations of trauma and patriarchal conditioning.