Creating A Culture of Peace continued

In November 2012, we gathered for a second SISTER GIANT weekend. This one, subtitled Women, Non-violence and Birthing a New American Politics, took the SISTER GIANT mission one step forward. Fifteen hundred women, and some men as well, gathered from all fifty states in the United States. We dealt with the intersection of spirituality and politics, reconciling the need for spiritual seekers to address the huge amount of unnecessary suffering in the world, and the need for a politics with a more holistic, spiritual dimension. It also emphasized the need for more women to run for political office in a country where we have nowhere near 50 percent representation in either Congress or our Statehouses. During the weekend, co-sponsored by the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, we focused on these main topics: Child poverty, mass incarceration, Citizens United, and myriad issues involved in supporting women in running for office.

Since November, we have held monthly Conference Calls: on Israel and Palestine, and Gun Contro: Creating a Culture of Peace; on our next call, on February 19th, we will be speaking to Congressman Tim Ryan about mindfulness and politics.

The purpose of SISTER GIANT is to support a higher level of contribution among those of us who want to increase our efficacy as activist and/or candidate, in order to uplift the tenor of American politics and in so doing help heal the world. I hope you will find here rich resources that help you in both your inner and outer journey. On one hand, SISTER GIANT is simply the name of a seminar; in another way, felt by all who have participated in the SISTER GIANT experience, it beckons all of us to consider what might come next for us, individually and collectively. My hope is that it deepens your search and expands your horizons.

All my best,

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