Creating a Culture of Peace

Nonviolence training for personal

 and Social Change 

Creating a Culture of Peace (CCP) Training Schedule in Pittsburgh: Nonviolence training for personal and social change  Brochure & Registration Form

CCP is a nationwide program in active peacemaking. It is about transforming violence at the personal, interpersonal and cultural/systemic levels. It goes beyond personal transformation to group and community transformation and action.

The innovative design of this national training program provides a holistic and practical foundation in spiritually-grounded active nonviolence. Participants come to recognize their own power for making personal and social changes without violence and improve their skills for respective engagement with opponents, instead of confrontation that polarizes and demonizes.

CCP is a nationwide program in active peacemaking. It is about transforming violence at the personal, interpersonal and cultural/systemic levels. It goes beyond personal transformation to group and community transformation and action.

  •  Using a popular education approach CCP will:
  •  explore the nature of violence and its misuses
  • increase awareness of how active nonviolence can be used
  • understand social change movements as engines for change
  • consider the values of community
  • identify steps and tools for planning nonviolent actions

History of Creating a Culture of Peace

This popular education approach to learning was made famous by the Highlander School that trained civil rights and labor leaders and by Paulo Freire in Latin America. 

Creating a Culture of peace was developed by Janet Chisholm, a nationally recognized leader in faith based peacemaking and nonviolence, inspired by Pace e Bene's book, From Violence to Wholeness. She wanted to develop an interactive, experience-based program without a lot of reading – one that would build community and promote action and project planning over the course of a long weekend. Since 2002 CCP training has traveled to 26 states and Palestine. Janet has trained over 250 trainers.

The program was originally under the Fellowship of reconciliation but in 2007 the program moved to Kirkridge Study and retreat Center in Bangor, PA

Creating a Culture of Peace (CCP) Training Schedule in Pittsburgh:

 October 2008 Training Schedule

Friday October 10 

             6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Saturday October 11 

            9:00 am -4:00 pm

Sunday October 12  

            1:00-5:00 pm

Saturday October 18                           

            9:00 am-4:00 pm

This training will be held at:

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

5700 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill

The full CCP training is 20 hours and we ask that people attend the full training.  (Cost per person for the training is: $100.00)

 
The number of participants is restricted so we suggest early registration.

 

Call or email:

Scilla Wahrhaftig at 412 371 3607 swahrhaftig@afsc.org

Wanda Guthrie 724 327 2767 wanda.guthrie@gmail.com