Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Save Our Communites" Daylong Workshop

Glen Stassen Workshop at Save Our Communities Forum April 14

We are privileged to announce that longtime Peace Action National Board Member Glen Stassen will offer a workshop at the April 14 Save Our Communities Forum.

Glen Stassen chaired or co-chaired the Strategy Committee first for the Freeze Campaign, and then for Peace Action. He edited Peace Action: Past, Present and Future and Just Peacemaking: The New Paradigm for the Ethics of Peace and War. He will outline some skills from those studies for focusing on a hopeful vision that is getting results, not only opposing today's bad policy.

The workshop is titled, "Hopeful Visioning that Recruits Long-Term Members." Stassen describes it this way: We need strengthening of our organizations for the long-term, not only mobilizing individuals for a single action. That requires 1) connecting with loyalties and values people care about, 2) offering specific action that can make a difference for those loyalties, and 3) showing that we do get some results for our actions.

Stassen is currently Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and remains a Peace Action Board Member.

No comments: