Free Film Screening, Training Highlight Nonviolence

By revealing the convergence of modern science and the world’s great wisdom traditions, the film The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature explores the important role that nonviolence plays in the wider struggle to develop a “new story” of  human nature — contrary to the “old story” that scarcity, competition and violence are inevitable. Rather the universe is conscious and purposeful; we are spiritual beings, and cooperation and collaboration are our natural way of interacting. 

A presentation on CLARA (Calm, Listen, Affirm, Respond, Add) for Peaceful Conversations will be held after the film. 

The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature 

Sunday, Sep. 19, 4-6 p.m.   

Spirit of Grace, 7400 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton 

Free: Open to public (in-person and remote available) 

Hosted by: Westside Ultraviolet 

Preview the trailer at https://vimeo.com/459116870 

Contact and register: Peacebuilding21@yahoo.com.  

A second peacebuilding event is also scheduled.  

This free training, designed for the local Beaverton community, utilizes the global standard for unarmed civilian protection, the CLARA method. This training will teach CLARA (Calm, Listen, Affirm, Respond, Add), so participants can prepare to defuse rising tensions and threatened violence. Attendees will have an opportunity to break out into smaller groups for experience-sharing, role-playing, and/or further discussions. 

De-escalation training  

Saturday, Sep. 25, 1-3:30 p.m. via Zoom, email for registration link.  

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email peaceteam.pdx@gmail.com.  

Both events received city Peacebuilding Grants through the Center for Mediation and Dialogue.  

Find out more about the Center for Mediation and Dialogue services at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/mediation