Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
The Peace Alliance and Board Member/Host Molly Rowan Leach are thrilled to announce the Fall Kickoff of the Restorative Justice Telecouncil Series and the workings of a longer term Resource area and collaborative network for those working in RJ and related fields and for those inspired by the growing movement who want to find out more. TPA recognizes that Restorative Justice is moving fast in the U.S. as an answer to punitive and corporate-motivated criminal justice systems. The Peace Alliance strives to support this systemic change on multiple levels by offering this free dialogue series and by providing a central area for citizens to access resources, and to augment education, spark dialogue, connect organizations and individuals, and ultimately make the RJ movement stronger and more visible both in the US and beyond. Please contact Peace Alliance Board Member and your Host Molly Rowan Leach with any questions.
Thursday, September 6th 5pmPST/8pmEST
Special Guest: Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler is one of the most respected scholars and advocates of Gandhi and nonviolence in the world today. He is Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Founder and President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org); and author of, among other books and articles, Our Spiritual Crisis, and The Search for a Nonviolent Future, which received a 2002 American Book Award and has been translated into Arabic, Italian, Korean, Croatian, and several other languages.
Among other awards, he received the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India in 2007.
Michael is a student of Sri Eknath Easwaran, Founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (www.easwaran.org). He has lived at the Center’s ashram in Marin County since 1970 and is a presenter for their programs of passage meditation.