The Evolving Peacemaker
The Evolving Peacemaker, based on the Gandhi philosophy of nonviolence, contains a set of principles and practices designed to guide us on a powerful journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. It opens with the premise that peace is not a one-time achievement but a lifelong practice that starts with our willingness to “be the change we wish to see in our world,” one thought and one action at a time.
Our mission as evolving peacemakers is to do all we can to help shift the consciousness of our planet from a culture of violence to a culture of peace. It is a process that requires patience, persistence, and the willingness to see ourselves and all of humanity as a sacred work in progress. Each week, we will share insights from the timeless philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi to help listeners experience greater awareness of their inner power and embrace a philosophy of nonviolence.
The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity.
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