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Creators of Peace Retreat weekend

For women who are engaged in peacebuilding

Thursday, 31. May 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, 3. June 2018 - 12:00


Are you taking leadership for peace, in your community or professional role? Do you work with an NGO, UN agency or community network involved in reconciliation, development or humanitarian projects?

The retreat weekend will take the form of the "Creators of Peace Circle", a small gathering of women who together work through material especially designed to deepen their understanding of each other and our peace creating capabilities. Our approach underlines the peace building skills of women in civil society and aims to address the personal, moral and spiritual values needed for ethical leadership and sustainable action. You will have a chance to consider questions such as "what is peace anyway?", "where are my circles of concern?", "how do I build my inner peace?", "what qualities do I bring to my peace work?" and "what is my vision for peace in practice?". Through a series of conversations and activities, we will share stories of our journeys in peacebuilding, explore new perspectives and honour our role models. The programme will include space to nourish your spirituality and take time for deep reflection.

The weekend will begin with a welcome meal and orientation. Each morning there will be a forest walk or quiet reflection. In the evenings, there will be a creative activity or film option. On the last day, we will share brunch together before heading back home. We expect 12-15 participants.

We can offer a homely and relaxed space in a tranquil mountain location in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Geneva. The venue is easily accessible by train two hours from Geneva. You will have a single room, a comfortable area for relaxing in the evenings and healthy meals together.

Register Cost per person 495CHF. A reduced rate may be available on request. Reserve your place:

Thank you for booking. We are looking forward to meeting you. Before the retreat weekend, we will be in touch by e-mail and phone to learn a little more about your hopes and to confirm programme details.

Download the invitation here.


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