“Pondering Peace In a world of Turmoil” is a 3-day conference to promote peace in our community through intercultural communication, contemplation, sage guidance, and artistic expression. This special event will gather community leaders, Pacifica Graduate Institute Faculty, students and alumni, local artists and renowned visionaries to encourage, inspire, and chart a transition or path toward peace during tumultuous and heart-wrenching times.
Our social, political, and global climate is currently experiencing a high level of conflict, fear, and confusion. In order to transform conflict into a constructive force we need to collectively explore a diverse set of innovative solutions and learn from unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that each person and group brings to the process of creating peace in our communities.
For 40 years, Pacifica Graduate Institute has tended the soul of the world through academia, counseling, humanities, and social justice that stretches across generations and throughout all levels of society. Bringing together a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and disciplines into meaningful relationships is a critical part of this vision.
“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.