Though many of us diligently research issues, construct well-informed beliefs and set out to integrate these beliefs into our lives, many people often fall at the final hurdle: communicating their beliefs to others in a manner that people respond positively to. Thom Bond, the author of The Compassion Course Online, outlines that positive communication requires … Continue reading The Secret To Having Productive Conversations
5 things to consider when shaping your questions for social change 1. Let the ideas emerge from the people affected. Where will great social change ideas come from? One of the basic assumptions of the strategic questioning process is that knowledge resides and is alive in all people … that they see and know intimately the problems that … Continue reading 5 Ways to Help You Unlock the Power of Questions – Fran Peavey
Before we ask other people to change their actions, behaviour or views we need to start by seeing if we need to change our ways too. That can be uncomfortable, which is why handicrafts can be a great, comforting tool to help us reflect deeply and critically whilst also crafting something that fits … Continue reading School Of Gentle Protest // Week 2: Inner Protest
Rallies filled with sharply worded signs, marching in great numbers, chaining oneself to trees or buildings… These methods are what most people associate with activism; creating a physical representation of your position on an issue, hoping that either the people we want to influence or the media, will take note of your efforts and react … Continue reading Inner Activism: The Importance of Being an Everyday Activist
Your first of six lessons is conducted by Headteacher Sarah Corbett explaining what she means by ‘gentle protest’ and the three most important foundations to be skilled gentle protesters. This school encourages you to learn by watching and reflecting on the weekly vlogs, taking part in the homework, sharing your comments below (and on … Continue reading School Of Gentle Protest // Week 1: Gentle Protest
A message from Headteacher Corbett of The School Of Gentle Protest If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair then shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? Yet, activism often conjures up quick transactional signing of petitions, clicktivism, slacktivism or loud and aggressive ways to demand justice. These ways often build walls … Continue reading Sign Up To The School Of Gentle Protest!