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Stories of Peace In Times of War with Laura Simms

November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

There is a big peace and a little peace. But there is no little war. Even a matchstick can burn down a village.”
 (Amadou Hampate Ba, African diplomat to UNESCO 1948).
Telilng stories, and hearings stories,  is far more than a means of instruction, or distraction although both can be helpful to us in times of confusion.  It is a vehicle for the visceral transmission of abiding mind and the ceaseless arising of images and ideas engendered by imaginative reciprocity.  It is an act of awakening inherent strength of heart and compassion regardless of circumstance that lets us see beyond our biases and opinions.
Laura will be telling four stories: a Ukranian story about caring for others beyond one’s self,  a Russian story about the power of nonviolence, a Jewish  fairytale about death, and an Arabic story about love.
In the live stream participants are invited to engage in a creative contemplative conversation about how and why stories uncover innate peace and provoke a bigger view of situations that lifts us from despair and reaction.

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November 30, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM