Following our request for more links to groups addressing environmental concerns, we received the following advice from Renee Hills (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change):
Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and others saw that sometimes a situation calls for action rather than words. Many of us in the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) are feeling that now is such a time. We are planning some specific nonviolent direct actions (NvDA) soon.
To prepare, ARRCC is hosting some one-day workshops with facilitators from Pace e Bene who specialise in NvDA skills development and the spirituality of non-violence.
You may want to be involved, or you may simply want to learn more about what civil resistance involves and explore whether or not you want to participate in some way. This will be a safe environment, with plenty of opportunity to raise questions and concerns.
Nonviolence is at the heart of the Gospels and all the major faiths.
“To practice nonviolence, first of all we have to practice it within ourselves.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Date: Saturday April 8th (note correction), 9.30 for 10 am start, finishing at 4 pm
Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University, Nathan campus, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan.
Facilitator: Jason MacLeod and Penny Barrington, Pace e Bene
Suggested donation: $50 or $15 concession (but price is not a barrier – contact us.)
Enquiries: 02 9150 9713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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