About 300 people gathered at the Institute of Texan Cultures on Sept. 9, 2016 to learn about each other's cultures through food dance and conversation. Organizers include State Senator José Menéndez, State Representative Diego Bernal, State Representative Ina Minjarez, Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, Councilman Cris Medina, Councilman Ron Nirenberg, and community partners from the Jewish Federation, San Antonio’s Sikh community, PeaceCENTER, Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, the Institute of Texan Cultures and more.
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 10 2016 - 9:05pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 12 2016 - 8:58pm
Welcome to a special edition of the Edge. Many of us are looking for guidance on how to move forward after the tragedies last week: The cowardly ambush that killed five police officers in Dallas, and the police shootings in the days before that killed two black men, Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 11 2016 - 7:41pm
More than 30 civic and faith leaders gathered for an interactive conversation on how they could work together to create a more engaged community in San Antonio.
Written by J.T. on Apr 11 2016 - 7:32pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of April 11. Soul of a Citizen: Faith, citizenship and the politics of a common life
Written by SUIVES on Dec 23 2015 - 10:52am
The Blessing of the Peacemakers includes the naming of the 2016 San Antonio Peace Laureate. A beautiful ceremony and an opportunity to mingle with others who care about peace & justice. Free and open to the public. For more information, sanantonopeace.center.
Written by SUIVES on Dec 23 2015 - 10:39am
Everyone wants to be happy. Unfortunately, many of our efforts to feel good ultimately backfire, only increasing our distress. This presentation will explore the surprising overlap between the teachings of ancient wisdom traditions, the insights gained from mindfulness practice, and the findings of modern psychological research in revealing what works, and doesn’t work, to support well-being. You’ll learn practical techniques to feel less stressed and live a fuller, richer life.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Sep 21 2015 - 12:09pm
Replay video from the live webcast of the Peace Laureate Wisdom Conversation on Race on Sept. 21, 2015 at the Whitley Theological Center at Oblate School of Theology. The free, public event is the San Antonio peaceCENTER’s second Living Room Conversation with the San Antonio Peace Laureates. Participants include: Imam Omar Shakir, convener Rabbi Samuel and Lynn Stahl Sr. Martha Ann Kirk Rod Radle Rosalyn Collier Rev. Phil Ruge-Jones
Written by SUIVES on Jul 29 2015 - 10:02am
In a wisdom conversation, we eavesdrop on an intimate "livingroom conversation" held among the San Antonio Peace Laureates. Their task is to model a compassionate conversation that promotes healing, shares and acknowledges stories and leads to transformation of self and society. Our task is to listen deeply, to learn, to practice the model in small groups and to share what we've learned in our homes, schools, faith organizations and workplaces.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 16 2015 - 2:19pm
The San Antonio peaceCENTER hosted a conversation about Prejudice in Our World Today, featuring Peace Laureates Rosie Castro, Rabbi Samuel and Lynn Stahl, Sr. Teresa Maya and Imam Omar Shakir. The conversation on Feb. 26, 2015 was held at the Whitley Center at Oblate School of Theology and was free and open to the public. The Peace Laureates were asked to give their wisdom in conversation about ways to talk about prejudice while being honest and compassionate.
Written by SUIVES on Nov 30 2014 - 12:19pm
Peace is Our Birthright On the peaceCENTER’s 20th anniversary, as we explore how peace is passed down through the generations, we encourage you to bring a young person to the ceremony to celebrate their birthright — of PEACE! Introduction of the 2015 San Antonio Peace Laureate. Music by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble (SAVAE)