Hosted by PCMNY in partnership with Little Friends for Peace
Monday Evenings beginning the week of January 10th through the Week of January 31st (Initial 4 week Pilot) – 7:00 – 8:30pm EST
January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
What are Peace Circles?
Peace Circles are a method to build community and satisfy personal needs through respectful listening and sharing, and intentional experiential learning. They are a space to experience, learn, and practice peace. Participants will each have an opportunity to share their peace and unpeace, allowing us to get to know each other better and connect. Each session will introduce a “peace skill” that can be used as a tool for personal peace, with implications for interpersonal relationships, and our global citizenship. The circle leaders and participants can share their reactions and thoughts in response to the skills. The skills include “connect before you correct,” “the wellness wheel,” “being mindful in hard times,” and “stop, think, then act” among others. Peace circles typically last 1.5 hours, though times can be adjusted as needed.
About Little Friends for Peace (LFFP):
Little Friends for Peace is a peace education non-profit that offers peace camps, peace trainings and workshops, in-school and after-school lessons, and peace circles (in-person and virtually) for people of all ages. The “little” in the name Little Friends for Peace, refers to the little part we can each play in creating peace in our communities and the world. The mission of LFFP is to answer violence with skills for peace. Practical skills and tools for peace are taught in order to guide people of all ages towards personal peace, which they can then share interpersonally and with the larger world.
RSVP to email@example.com before January 8th with the subject “PCMNY Peace Circles.”
You can note if you have any specific personal or interpersonal peace issues you’d like to address in the circles, and share any questions or concerns.
You will receive a zoom link to the session before the 10th of January. Having your camera on is encouraged (but not required)!