Peacemaking Associates offers a variety of opportunities to explore peacemaking in our personal, public, and professional life. Peacemaking poses challenges for all who seek a more humane world for all people. Attitudes and values grounded on the ideals of peacemaking, and enhanced by knowledge and skills that stimulate creativity and cooperation, can lead to peaceful responses to conflict, and thus promote more peaceful and just relationships within the family, the community, and our world.
THE MILWAUKEE PEACE EDUCATION RESOURCE LIBRARY
The Milwaukee Peace Education Resource Library, consisting of books and curricula materials on topics related to peace, justice, and global awareness education, is open for research and browsing by appointment only.
EDUCATING FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE
Jacqueline Haessly inspires and empowers women, men, and families to value peace in their families, their communities, and our world, and to promote, protect, and preserve a culture of peace for all peoples across the generations. Program offerings include Peacemaking for Families, Imaging Peace, Weaving a Culture of Peace, Peacemaking in the Classroom, Creative Playtime programs, Respect for Diversity, Soul Work: A Corporate Challenge, and Values for the Global Marketplace. A fuller description of our Peacemaking Programs follows, below.
Dan Di Domizio invites adults to join him in exploring perspectives on faith and social justice through any of three offerings: The Relevance of Vatican II for the Twenty-First Century, Dimensions of Catholic Social Teachings of the Past 120 Years, and Engaging in Interfaith Dialogue.
Dan Di Domizio and Jacqueline Haessly also offer one day and weekend retreats for adults on themes related to Family Spirituality, Couples Spirituality, and Active Contemplation.
Dan and Jackie, whose family consists of five adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, share in the love, tears, joy and laughter of busy family life.
OUR MOST POPULAR PEACEMAKING PROGRAMS
Peacemaking For Families
Parents, educators, and children of all ages will discover effective ways to create a caring and cooperative environment where the attitudes, values and skills of peacemaking can be learned and practiced in the family, the classroom, and the community. Themes include 1) creating peaceful environments through affirmation, communication, respect for diversity, nurturing touch, and cooperative play; 2) identifying and resolving family and community conflicts peacefully; and 3) living gently and peacefully with others in the classroom, the community, and our world.
Imaging Peace: A Pedagogical Challenge
Participants will examine the role of the imagination in creating, promoting, protecting, and sustaining a culture of peace in their families, communities, and world.
Weaving A Culture Of Peace
Participants will explore seven strands — seven themes — important for weaving a culture of peace for all peoples of our world. These include the ability to value peace, to imagine peace, and to give name to our images and experiences in order to promote a culture of peace; to examine and develop systems and structures that can support a culture of peace; to establish and monitor policies and practices that can protect a culture of peace; to educate adults and children both about and for peace; and to engage in actions — alone and with others — needed to preserve and sustain a culture of peace.
Peacemaking in the Classroom
Educators and students will discover effective ways to create a caring and cooperative environment in the classroom where the attitudes, values and skills of peacemaking can be learned and practiced. Themes include 1) creating peaceful environments through affirmation, communication, respect for diversity, nurturing touch, and cooperative play; 2) identifying and resolving classroom and community conflicts peacefully; and 3) living peacefully and justly with others in the classroom, the community, and the world.
Peacemaking and Hope for the Future
Participants will explore the importance of identifying and naming signs of hope as they work for peace with justice in their communities and our world.
OUR POPULAR CREATIVE PLAYTIME PROGRAMS
Intergenerational Cooperative Games Festivals
Bringing Adults and Children together for an hour or more of imaginative, cooperative play at family, religious, education, and business gatherings.
Creative Playtime Workshops
Participants will explore the role of play in their own lives; examine competitive and cooperative models of sports and play; and participate in a variety of quiet and active cooperation games for all ages.
PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS and COMMUNITY LEADERS
Respect for Diversity
This two-part program combines theory, research, experiential activities, and group discussion as participants discover effective ways to identify examples of stereotyping and patterns of exclusion and learn effective techniques to counter these patterns in a variety of business, school, and community settings.
Part One: Uncovering The Subtle Curriculum
Participants will review a variety of print and visual media that too often communicates subtle yet powerful messages about difference in a society. Whether in children’s textbooks or other media, such an analysis reveals a “subtle curriculum” based on stereotyping and/or patterns of exclusion.
Part Two: Journey Toward Inclusion
Participants will discover steps that they can take to move beyond the boundaries and borders that separate people and toward a society that sees beacons of hope in diversity. Participants will learn how to counter the effects of the subtle curriculum in their schools and places of work, and in their communities in order to help build a society that honors, treasures, and celebrates diversity in our world.
Soul Work: A Corporate Challenge
Participants will examine the connection between spirituality and work; identify their own personal spiritual values as these relate to their vocational and professional life; examine ten expressions of spirituality evident within a workplace setting; and explore how personal values and one’s personal spirituality can be respected within a workplace setting in a manner that honors the workers and enhances the corporate environment for all who work there.
ON-SITE OFFERINGS for all who seek new ways to create peaceful environments through education, reflection and engagement in non-violent social action. On-site programs consist of keynotes and workshops and vary in length: 60 minutes; three-hour mini-workshops; and six- week education programs. CALL FOR PRICES.
ON-LINE OFFERINGS consist of coaching and consulting services and six-week workshops.
Available for individuals and for groups of five or more people who seek to integrate concepts of spirituality, peace, and transformational leadership through personal, professional, and public life choices.
Available for educators and for leaders in religious, business, and civic groups who seek to develop a peace focus in their own school, organization, or community setting.
Available for groups of ten or more people on any of our education topics for leaders in education, business, religious, and community groups who seek to explore their attitudes and values, deepen their knowledge, develop skills, and engage in actions essential for creating a culture of peace for all peoples of the world.
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