A Force More Powerful: Becoming Nonviolent in a Violent World

Echo Valley Hope’s Widening the Circle will host A Force More Powerful: Becoming Nonviolent in a Violent World on Sunday, December 20 at 2 pm CST.

Our guests are Rivera Sun and Henry Cervantes and you are all warmly welcome to attend via zoom.

Nonviolence is a force, a practice, a way of life, a set of tools for making change and more. Henry and Rivera will share how they navigate the broad terrain of “nonviolence” in making inner and outer, personal and systemic change – in a violent world.

Activist / Author Rivera Sun is a nationwide trainer in nonviolence. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, The Way Between and other novels. Rivera is the editor of Nonviolence News. www.riverasun.com

Henry Cervantes currently serves as manager of Peace Exchange. He is an artist, educator and organizer with a focus on nonviolence and restorative justice. He has trained activists from Asia, the Middle East and Central and South America.
Cervantes is a volunteer nonviolence trainer at Cook County Jail in Chicago as part of (SAVE) the Sheriff’s Anti-Violence Effort. He is an adjunct professor for North Park Seminary at Statesville Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison; and board co-chair at The Crossroads Foundation.

Join Zoom Meeting Time: Dec 20, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Widening the Circle – zoom

Echo Valley Hope is reviving Widening the Circle on zoom and you are invited.
Every Sunday at 2:00 pm CST, we will be hosting a call with people from a variety of disciplines who share in common respect of the earth and for her people and are working to make things better.

Topic: Widening the Circle
Time: Dec 6, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sun, until Jan 17, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
Dec 6, 2020 03:00 PM
Dec 13, 2020 03:00 PM
Dec 20, 2020 03:00 PM
Dec 27, 2020 03:00 PM
Jan 3, 2021 03:00 PM
Jan 10, 2021 03:00 PM
Jan 17, 2021 03:00 PM
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The calls will last 45 minutes. Each call will be taped and later shared on social media.
The first call introductory will be Sunday, December 6th.
Future conversations will focus on one of the following topics and the call and guest(s) will be announced early in the week: mutual aid, restoring natural economies, food sovereignty, war and peace, restorative justice, nonviolence, land sharing, Landback and Indigenous struggles, cooperatives, Queer and LGBT+, building right relationship, Black Lives Matter, immigration and ICE, storytelling, artists in action, gardens, seed saving, unhoused not homeless, and more…

It is our hope is to bring to you information from people who are actively engaged in creating new ways in these interrelated areas. Links to the guests and their efforts will be provided.

Peace Education

Because we are committed to the understanding that peace begins with each individual, we are happy to share with you an interactive educational tool that is available.  The course is entitled Peak and is offered by Prem Rawat. 

PEAK (Peace Education and Knowledge) is a free educational program to help you discover your potential for inner peace.

Timeless Today produces content inspired by Prem Rawat about the human potential for peace and wellbeing.

Challenges and Possibilities Coming in 2017

Listen to Love (and Revolution) Radio’s 2017 New Year’s podcast, Challenges and Possibilities Coming in 2017.

Five guests discuss the challenges and possibilities opening up in 2017. Kazu Haga of the East Point Peace Academy; Dena Eakles of Echo Valley Hope; Heart Phoenix of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuiling; Rhonda Fabian, Editor of Kosmos Online; and Larry Spotted Crow Mann join Sherri Mitchell and Rivera Sun to look into what’s coming . . . the frightening, the hopeful, the encouraging, and the inspiring.

Environmental Stewardship Pledge

It is time for fundamental change regarding care of the Earth. It is not enough to petition government leaders to bring about transformation. It is imperative for us to recognize the Earth as a living entity to which we are inextricably bound, and to know that everything and everyone is precious. With this understanding stewardship begins.Principles for Consideration:

  1. There is enough. We can actively engage in changing the paradigm from one of scarcity to one of abundance. We can grow food, buy local, maintain clean water and air, consume less, move to renewables, and do all that we can to bring about the awareness: there is enough.
  2. Abundance is having everything you need when you need it. We recognize our interconnectedness with the Earth and with one another. We do not take more than is needed, ensuring a future of abundance for our children.
  3. Practice nonviolence. We get good at what we practice. Nonviolence is understood within. It is a dedicated practice. It is alive in thoughts, words, and action.
  4. Come together. We engage with organizations and individuals, and celebrate diversity. We champion consensus and the power of the circle.
  5. Celebrate life. We are here, now. Celebrate.
  6. Peace first. There is always a way to make things better. We look for peace first within ourselves. We can help the Earth and one another by finding the gentle walk within. Walk and understand. Understand then speak. Know for yourself, then help another. Peace first is fundamental to everything we can accomplish.

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Humanity Rising

We recognize the implicit need of each individual to have dignity and peace. We acknowledge the capability of the Earth to provide clean air, food, and water to all; and we understand the sharing of these to be a sacred human right. We champion voices and efforts that reflect these understandings, as we know that our unity is our strength.

We do this in awareness of the possibility of peace – inside and out – and are honored to stand with people throughout the world who are calling for an end to the inhumanity that has stifled our voices and efforts to that end.

Echo Valley Hope will not be silent in the face of oppression and hatred. We choose the ways of the living. We choose cooperation and co-creation. We choose peace.

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