Our global advisory board member Pushpi Weerakoon recently published an article in the Sri Lankan news on guidelines for good governance.
Welcome to our new website. We are pleased to have you here, and invite you to be a part of our global community of friends, supporters and partners. We’d like this to be a space where we can share more about what TCP is up to, as well as resources and knowledge we think will be of interest to you.
We believe that through the cultivation of patience, listening, and respect we are able to connect with one another on a deeper level and develop greater potentials for engagement and human flourishing. This is part of our Engaged Identity™ approach, which values multiple frameworks, contexts, and personalities who share a common purpose. Based on the idea that beneath the multitude of identities, differences in culture, language, ritual and beliefs, we all desire contact that comes in the forms of love, community, respect, dignity and acknowledgement. This is the basis of our work at thecontactproject, and the concept that we employ as we partner with individuals, communities, and institutions to engage one another and build sustainable relationships and sustainable peace. Utilizing the science of complex systems, identity theory and contemplative practices, we have been working with our partners and participants from over twenty countries since 2007.
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June 11-12th, 2015
Leaders, organizations, and communities are increasingly working with greater diversity and difference in conflict-rich landscapes. How do we create sustainable relationships and solutions? Using the Engaged Identity™ Theory & Practice platform, you’ll play an active role in examining personal and group identities, utilizing systems thinking, and developing the capacities to thrive in complex settings. Neuroscience, psychology, and conflict transformation researchers suggest that cultivating better communication, learning self-regulation techniques, and increasing our ability to focus are keys to engaging more effectively.
Over one million people have been displaced by conflict and violence in Nigeria. A joint effort between the Nurturers for Hope, the RETA Peace Institute, and thecontactproject, the One for One Million initiative, supports the women, children, and families affected by violence and conflict in Nigeria. Learn more and give.
A useful tool for any business to learn how to become a force for good. Check out the The B Corp Handbook. Author, B Corp owner and sustainability consultant Ryan Honeyman shows that using business as a force for good can help you attract and retain the best talent, distinguish your company in a crowded market, and increase customer trust, and loyalty. With interviews, tips, and best practices from over 100 B Corporations
Read thecontactproject Year Ahead Report 2015. Our annual newsletter with a look back and our vision forward.
Read more about how the first woman to sail on an Indian Navy ship and the founder of an online peacebuilding magazine are helping thecontactproject contribute to peacebuilding across sectors and around the world.
Read Building Peace Forum’s article on the need for women to have a place at the table for sustainability and peace: Where are the Women? Building Peace beyond the Negotiating Table.
Much more than just being nice, compassion is about looking deeply at ourselves and others and recognizing the fundamental goodness we all share. It’s about opening up to the vulnerable space inside every one of us and letting our barriers down. Empowering personal awakening and social change, it might be the most radical and transformative thing we can do. Watch Joanna Macy, leading environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, give her keynote lecture The Courage to See, Power to Choose.
‘Until a strong desire for peace sprouts in human heart, there will not be peace in the world’, these words come from Dr. Pradeep Dhakal who has dedicated his life towards peace in the world. Dr. Dhakal is the Founder and Managing Director of Chetanalaya – Institute for Humanity, Peace and Spirituality and the President of the Karuna Aashraya Foundation. Learn more about Dr. Dhaka and our Global Advisory board.