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Certificate Description The James Lawson Institute Academy for Nonviolence is a formation series for those who realize that our world is in need of transformation. We are inundated with the news of violence and injustice, and many have discovered that we all need to deepen our commitment to nonviolence and justice. The James Lawson Institute Academy for Nonviolence invites you to deepen your commitment to both. This journey begins with heart and hands open to change. This six-session series, open to the public, will Prepare you to be active in the work of spirituality and social justice Offer resources for your personal formation Provide strategies for responding to social issues Introduce you to a group of like-minded learners.

PLEASE NOTE: Modules for the Certificate for Non-Violence will take place in person.

 

May 8  Invoking the Wisdom of  Our Ancestors and Elders: The Roots and Wings of Nonviolence

Invoking the Wisdom considers the various approaches to nonviolent direct action and the principles and steps that guide efforts to transform society.

 

May 15  Call and Response:  The Spiritual Teachings of Nonviolence in the Work of Justice

Call and Response introduces participants to pivotal figures in the nonviolent movement and the spiritualities that informed their choice of nonviolence. 

 

May 22  Embodying  Courage,  Compassion and Hope: Direct Action as Formational Space

Embodying Courage, Compassion, and Hope looks at the ways in which working for a more just society is a spiritual practice for individuals and communities and leads to communal flourishing.

 

May 29  Beyond Allyship: Solidarity on the Front Line

More than Allyship is learning how to go deeper than support from the sidelines toward solidarity that means where we take  we take risks to be present, to speak truth to power, and resist the narratives that inflict injustice.

 

June 5   Hanging in for the Long Haul: Sustaining Your Practice of Nonviolence

Hanging in for the Long Haul helps us to remain engaged, when the pursuit of social justice is most difficult. Drawing on various spiritual practices, we will create a plan for centering our day in nonviolence for social justice. 

 

June 12   Preaching from the Headlines:  Embodying Nonviolence

Participants will learn communal practices that they can take to their faith communities to deepen deepen their knowledge and practice of transformative preaching.

 

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Section Title
Transformative Nonviolence Certificate
Section Schedule
May 08, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
9.0
Location
  • Vanderbilt University
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $300.00
Section Title
Hanging in for the Long Haul: Sustaining Your Practice of Nonviolence
Section Schedule
Jun 05, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • Vanderbilt University
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $50.00
Section Title
Preaching from the Headlines: Embodying Nonviolence
Section Schedule
Jun 12, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • Vanderbilt University
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $50.00
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