Building Peaceful Communities

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An event hosted by Beaverton Rotary Club Peace Builders Committee


Presented by Adam Vogal, President of the Oregon Peace Institute, this film tells the story of nonviolence, the greatest overlooked resource in human experience. Revealing the convergence of modern science and the world's great wisdom traditions, the film 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. 


Building Peaceful Communities is supported by a City of Beaverton peace building grant, and is endorsed  by the Beaverton Rotary Club Peace Builders Committee, Westside Ultraviolet, West Hills Friends Peace Committee, OEP, Portland Maryknoll Affiliate Chapter, Franciscan Spiritual Center, and Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) Portland Chapter.

The trailer for the film can be viewed by clicking here.

After the presentation, you can participate in CLARA training (Calm, Listen, Affirm, Respond, Add) for peaceful conversations. To register, either click here for a free personal Zoom link, or click here for a free in-person ticket at Spirit of Grace in Beaverton, Oregon. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email them to: [email protected]. We hope you enjoy the film!


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  • Rex & Peggy Miller
    commented 2021-09-03 15:58:23 -0400
    I was able to watch the trailer, but I’m unable to open the “click here for a free personal Zoom link” for the showing of the film.
  • Elizabeth Gaver
    published this page in Blog 2021-08-26 19:15:46 -0400
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