Here you will find video and audio resources generated from NPA sponsored and hosted special events.
On September 11, 2012 the National Peace Academy joined the Metta Center for Nonviolence, September 11th Families for a Peaceful Tomorrows, and individuals from around the globe for an inspiring evening of connection, conversation and relationship building through a dialogical engagement with the paradigm shift “from aloneness to all-oneness” through the power of nonviolence. The evening was an opportunity to hear stories from participants of how the new paradigm thinking deepens the commitment to peace building, and how we might work together to build strategy to take all of the various good projects in the “movement toward peace” to the next level.
The interactive discussion invited everyone to contribute. The dialogue was structured to move from the largest frame — what is the “New Story” — to best practices for public participation, low-risk options for people to find solutions to some of the tough challenges facing us (“constructive program” work) and not-so-low-risk options (“Satyagraha”).
If you were unable to join us on September 11 you can listen to a recording of the dialogue using the audio player below. Please note that the “break-out” sessions are not recorded, however, you will be able to hear a report or “harvesting” of these dialogues.
We invite you to review the following documents from the co-hosting organizations that were shared as background material before the teleconference.
From the Metta Center:
From the National Peace Academy:
From September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows:
The dialogue followed a “world café” or “occupy café” format. Hosting partners provided brief introductions followed by an inclusive dialogue process that explored meaningful questions. Three questions were planned to be explored in breakout sessions, however time only permitted the participants to explore the first two. Following a discussion of each question, a “harvesting” took place with the entire group, culivating some of the important ideas explored.