Sunday, January 1, 2017

PJSN is excited to partner with Jane Roeschly of Normal Mennonite Church to offer Peace Circles. Peace Circles are a 6-week experience for groups of 6–10 designed to empower participants for acts of peacemaking in their hearts, homes, community and the world while being supported with prayer and spiritual community. This is a new way to help yourself and others get involved in active peacemaking!

Peace Circles are built around a 3-step process:

1. Awareness

Call to mind and hear an image or feeling that makes you feel peace.  Focus on what already feels peaceful to you. Going around the circle, share aloud saying, “I feel peaceful when…”

2. Vision

This is about vision at any level – personal, community, world. Call to mind what you experience or know is NOT peaceful in you, in a setting in which you work or live, in your community, congregation, world. Consider what would make that situation more peace for yourself or others. Imagining the peaceful situation you would like to see come about, share around the circle by saying, “Peace for me would be…”

3. Action

Consider a very specific, single, realistic action you are willing to take (or behavior you are willing to change) this week to grow peace. This is commonly related to Step 2 (though not always).  Complete this statement, “To grow peace, this week I will…”

 

 

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