On March 19, 2017, the National Peace Academy and over 40 other interfaith and civil society organizations partnered with the San Francisco Bay Area's Muslim Community Association and American Muslim Voice Foundation, who hosted the event, to show solidarity with the Muslim community and with all faith-based, ethnic, and immigrant communities beset by the rising tide of hate in the nation. Over 500 women, men, and children from around the Bay Area attended to, literally, encircle the mosque with outstretched hands and hearts.
A Mohonk Consultations Public Forum
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3pm-6pm, New Paltz, New York
The forum will feature the following speakers:
Another feature of the forum will be engagement in World Café roundtables, introduced by Dot Maver, a co-founding director of the National Peace Academy. The session will provide attendees with an opportunity to network and consider initiatives that can overcome difference and create solutions for refugees in crisis.
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3 pm - 6 pm
Mohonk Mountain House Parlor
You are invited to attend a Mohonk Consultations public forum titled
"Working Across Difference: Meeting
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Beginning in 2017, we are focusing our programmatic resources on addressing issues of violence head on. Addressing not just the obvious violence we see every day, but the deep systems, structures, and cultures of violence that affect us all. The National Peace Academy is expanding its board and looking for members who will bring their vision, expertise, and energy to this work.
NPA founder, trustee, past president, and board member Dot Maver is giving the keynote address at the Mohonk Conference, Realizing a Culture of Peace, November 7, 2016, at Mohonk Mountain House Parlor in New Paltz, NY.
The Conference will explore:
Dot Maver (NPA founder, trustee, past president, and board member) published the following article for the Ashland (OR) Peace Commission in the Ashland Daily Tidings, Sunday, Oct 9, 2016:
It all started at age 13. My anger exploded at my brother and then dissolved as I “saw myself in other.” I swore off anger. Years later, while coaching softball, I realized my essential desire was to put an end to violence. I discovered a means to do so through sports, using a shared-responsibility, shared-leadership model based on cooperative competition. Competition and striving together to improve: the basis of the Olympics.