Handouts for Workshops at the ARJE Conference – January 23-24, 2017

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Anger Workout Orders of Self chart Creative Conversations guide

How does being a religious educator offer an avenue for healing and social transformation in the midst of the great divisions and insecurity that is present in the US today?  How do we understand the perspectives of our faith such that it prepares us and supports us in living into and offering leadership to the transformation that current circumstances invite us to?

I get four chances to address this.  The first two are from the locus of being an individual in relationships with others.  The second two are from the locus of being part of an organization with a membership and a mission.  I hope that through these four presentations I support you in discerning your place…your mission…as you live into the call that God has given to you.

  • Series A&B: [Monday 9:40 & 2:30] – How do we be present to ourselves in our intimacy with others such that our anxiety is a source of creative energy rather than a stumbling block? [60]
  • Series C: [Monday 3:40] – How do we observe and assess the strategies we use to be creative in the midst of tension such that we can identify those that don’t work and find the energy to invoke those that are genuinely creative of what all of us need? [60]
  • Series D&E: [Tuesday 9:40 & 11:10] Of the many aspects of a faith community, which are the core of that which is most precious and powerful and how can those qualities be expressed in practice in the community? [70]
  • Series F: [Tuesday 2:15] To the degree to which our communities of faith are transforming to meet the demands of a rapidly changing society, how does the structure of the community itself support that change while at the same time remaining rooted in the traditions of our faith? [90]

Rev. Dr. Mark Lee Robinson
Center for Creative Conflict Resolution

Other Resources Include:

CreativeConflictResolution.org [main site for the Center]
http://www.JustConflict.com [information about the book Just Conflict: Transformation through Resolution and resources from the book including the 10 Disciplines]
JustConflict.org [information about various ways of learning the skills of JustConflict]
Learn.JustConflict.org [an online school which includes a class in JustConflict]


Interpersonal Nonviolence

Create constructive conversations about hard issues in personal relationships

Workshop on Interpersonal Nonviolence

has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 – 4:00

at 6454 Alamo Ave, St. Louis MO, 63105,

  • In memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and ministry
  • In the tradition of Satyagraha or Soul Force as taught by Mohandas Gandhi, the Mahatma
  • Just one month after the inauguration of our 45th President

We gather to explore the nature of nonviolence, not as an alternative political strategy, but as a spiritual discipline for creating what the world needs while creating what we need.

Each participant is encouraged to come with a conflicted relationship in mind.  We will use lecture and large group conversation together with journaling and small group support to apply the principles of nonviolence to what seems to be an intractable conflict.

The leader is Rev. Dr. Mark Lee Robinson, the Director of the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution and the author of Just Conflict: Transformation through Resolution.

The fee for the workshop is $65.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Register Here

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi