The Global Peace Initiative of Women is organizing its first US Summit at the Aspen Institute in Colorado on November 6-10, 2008 entitled Gathering the Spiritual Voice of America to Deepen our Knowing of Oneness and our Compassion as a Nation.
This national reflection or think tank is being called just after the elections in November to help initiate a new vision and course for our nation, calling upon our collective spiritual and creative resources to help us move beyond fear and division so that we as Americans can be a force for relieving world tensions and addressing economic imbalance; so that we can be a source of healing for our ailing environment and develop a more sharing society, conscious of our consumption and use of resources. It is time to renew the best of our national qualities and dreams. Political leaders alone cannot achieve this. The collective consciousness of our nation will determine our future course. A shift in awareness is needed in America and around the world if we are to create a more peaceful and life sustaining world community. How to support and facilitate this transformation will be the focus of our gathering.
This gathering was first conceived as a dialogue with 40-50 of our nation’s spiritual leaders and long-time contemplative practitioners. Since then many of our friends and members have indicated the desire to join this reflection, and so, while we are preserving November 6th and the morning of the 7th as the time for dialogue with religious and spiritual leaders, from the afternoon of Friday, November 7th until the morning of Monday, November 10th, our friends and members are invited to join us at the Aspen Institute for a more extended reflection on how to bring our best thinking - our collective wisdom — forward to advance the state of the nation.
We hope you will join us for this important post-election gathering. Whatever the outcome on November 4th, we must collectively apply our insight and know how to guide our nation forward to a new vision of leadership. For more information about the Summit email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We seek your support to make this gathering of greatest benefit to our nation.
Dena Merriam Marianne Marstrand
Founder & Convener Executive Director
Global Peace Initiative of Women Global Peace Initiative of Women