Are We Done Fighting?: Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division
Unfounded beliefs and hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening to pull the world apart. Responding to fear and aggression strategically and with compassion is vital if we are to push back against the politics of hate and live in greater safety and harmony. But how?
Join us for an insightful presentation touching on the latest research, practical activities, and inspirational stories of success for cultivating inner change and spreading peace at the community level and beyond.
Matthew Legge has worked in the nonprofit sector for the last 13 years, with a focus on building health, dignity, and human rights. He’s supported locally-led peace initiatives in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He’s served as a volunteer, consultant, board member, and full-time staff member. Since 2012 Matthew has worked for Canadian Friends Service Committee. He writes the popular blog Are We Done Fighting? for Psychology Today.
Founded in 1931, the Canadian Friends Service Committee is the peace and social justice agency of the Religious Society of Friends (better known as Quakers). Quakers have a centuries-long history of working to support justice and peace. In 1947 they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for being among the first to offer impartial medical support to all sides during war.