Author Archives: Justin Whelan

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(QLD) Facilitator Training 2012

13 July 6pm to 15 July 4pm Bellbunya Eco Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD Obtain the skills and confidence to effectively facilitate Pace e Bene’s study programs; develop a local community of practice; and unleash your inner peace-builder!

(NSW) Nonviolent Peacemaking: in your community … in your world 2012

4, 11, 18 August 2012 (3 Saturdays) Edmund Rice Centre 15 Henley Rd Homebush West – opp Flemington Station A 3 day workshop in nonviolent peacemaking for beginners and experienced practitioners. Come and learn about: the principles power of active nonviolence in the tradition of Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr; connecting personal transformation […]

Peace Fund Appeal

Please consider contributing to our 2012 Peace Fund Appeal. Contributions made will go towards the work of Pace e Bene in Australia which is promoting the spirituality and practice of nonviolence in our communities. Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible! Payment Details: Cheques can be made out to Pace e Bene Australia, and sent […]

Christians and Climate Change: Nonviolence in Action Practical Workshop

We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. (Martin Luther King Jr.) Saturday 13th November, 1-4pm Quaker Meeting House, Lower Hall 119 Devonshire St, […]

Nonviolent Orthopraxis and Just War Theory

Via Waging Nonviolence (an awesome blog) comes this interview with Sant’Egidio leader Andrea Bartoli on peacemaking, nonviolence and just war theory. It’s a great read: NS: Since Augustine, Catholic tradition has upheld just war theory. Does Sant’Egidio see itself, like the Catholic Worker movement in the United States, as a challenge to that tradition? Or […]

The Waihopai Ploughshares take issue of New Zealand spy base to court

The jury trial of three Ploughshares peace activists, Adrian (Adi) Leason, Peter Murnane and Sam Land is being held in Wellington, New Zealand this week. People are coming from around New Zealand and Australia to support them and to give voice to the issue behind their trial—the need to close the Waihopai Spy Base and […]

Interview with Gene Sharp

I am a huge fan of Gene Sharp, Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and the world’s leading scholar of the politics of nonviolent struggle. He literally wrote the book on the topic! How someone who’s books have been used as training manuals for democratic revolutions and other nonviolent campaigns of worldwide significance has been ignored […]