Come enjoy Kirtan, Dances of Universal Peace, and Bollywood lessons led by Maher’s young leader, Gaus Sayyad plus Stories from Sister Lucy on the Healing Power of the Arts (you may want to bring a cushion for the Kirtan) Sister Lucy will talk about how the arts, including dance, have helped bring healing to the battered women and children at Maher Since 1997 Maher has transformed the lives of over 4,000 women and children in 85 rural communities by building esteem, economic self reliance,…See More
Creating a Compassionate Seattle – TogetherNational Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, Compassion Games and The Next 50 invite you to a Conversation Cafe on the eve of the 5th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation.All change begins in conversation. Experience a Conversation Cafe – an elegantly simple dialogue process first developed in Seattle which has since spread across the globe – with local citizens, community leaders, and civic…See More
The creative arts have the power to awaken deeply held feelings and beliefs that might otherwise not have a way of expressing themselves. World-renowned painter Georgia O’Keefe said, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.”…See More
Come learn about a powerful process that can bring healing to conflicts in any setting - from families and work teams to schools, organizations and neighborhoods. Sometimes when conflicts arise we need both support and structure to put compassion into action. We believe this simple but powerful form of Restorative Circles (RC) is a perfect tool. RC is a restorative justice practice that empowers communities to deal with conflicts in a way that efficiently and effectively meets the needs of…See More
CAN International Institute supports compassionate initiatives in cities, towns, counties, states and provinces, regions, nations, universities, faith groups,schools, service groups, and other places where human beings gather.