Welcome to the website for the Project „Spreading the Seeds of Nonviolence“ – an Erasmus+ Project 2019/2020!
Learning the skills needed for creating change, without recreating the present toxic system.
A year long immersive training program for Germany-based change makers.
And so, here we are.
Drowning in the raging river of our times hurtling towards who knows where. And none of us knows what to do about it. Our best efforts fail. Our victories are small. The sense of hopelessness is growing and, with it, a deep sense of anger.
We struggle inside our hearts and the struggle rages in the streets. We see the same problems in our home as we do in our boardrooms. Our movements for social change are no strangers to the way things have come to be with sexism in movements against racism and racism in movements against sexism. They too bear the thumb print of our times. Dysfunction everywhere.
What can come into focus in times like this, if we are willing to see it, are the ways that the problems we face as are mirrored in the ways we go about solving them.
A thread begins to appear.
Our approach to solving our problems has become invisible to us and so goes unquestioned.
But what if the approach we are using to contend with our challenges is actually an expression of the challenge with which we’re contending?
What I’m speaking about is our culture’s dogged insistence of going it alone. I’m speaking of the ragged individualism with which we approach all of our struggles and suggesting that these notions of self-sufficiency are not only not the cure, they are the syndrome that plagues us.
And I want to make the case for a radical re-orientation to the issues that plague us:
27.09.2019 - Application Deadline 29.09.2019 - Zoom Call Dialogical Selection Process 11.10. - 13.10.2019 - Preparation Weekend 27.10. - 1.11.2019 - First residential retreat in Denmark 21.02. - 23.02.2020 - Interim Weekend (in Germany) 22.03. - 28.03.2020 - Second residential retreat in Denmark 26.06. - 28.06.2020 - Closing Weekend (in Germany)
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