This is an interactive workshop to gain insights into how narratives can disrupt or contribute to peace building.
As individuals, as communities and as cultures we are impacted by the stories we tell ourselves and each other, and we pass on to future generations. These accumulate to become the global narratives in which we all share, and from which we often suffer or can choose to transform.
In this workshop you will be invited in small breakout groups to reflect on the personal and global narratives/stories that have shaped you and to explore possible new narratives to enable actions and collaborations for peace.
You will be invited to choose a breakout room with one of the following themes to focus on – Religion and Peace; Environment/Mother Earth; Colonialism; National Security or Unthemed.
The session will be introduced by Jean Brown, creator of ‘Advocating for a New Story for our Shared Humanity’ – a guide to a 5-session conversation circle.
This workshop is being offered by Creators of Peace/Initiatives of Change, International Volunteers for Peace, Pace e Bene, and Australian Network of Museums for Peace.