"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there."  
Rumi

Greetings!
 
You are cordially invited to attend our free events for the launch of the Spiritual Renaissance for America's Soul.  Read our brochure about why America needs a spiritual renaissance--one soul at a time.  Register at virginiaswain.com/upcoming-events. 

All online events will be on zoom at https://zoom.us/j/5082456843.

We are members of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace at the United Nations.  Drawing on my longtime commitment to  Culture of Peace and   Global Movement for a Culture of Peace at the United Nations, we commit to building an American Culture of Peace through the America's Soul Cafe and the Spiritual Renaissance.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/gmcop/.  

Our Fall 2017 Cafes will continue on second Saturdays on September 9, October 14, November 4 and December 9.  from noon-1:30 pm Eastern Time.  To determine your time zone, pluse  http://www.worldtimezone.com  . 

Please come 15 minutes early at 11:45 am for orientation if you have never been with us before.  Here's our orientation guide to read ahead of time.

Have colored markers and paper at the ready for doodling! 

Hosts are Kim Crowley, Robert Kauffman, Virginia Swain and Chet Warzinski.  For biographical notes, click here.

America's Soul Cafes draws on a dream I had while I was in in New York City on 9/11/01 where a Phoenix rose out of the ashes of ground zero inviting me to a spiritual renaissance for America. The Phoenix gave me a new way to look at 9/11.  Phoenix, as I call my new book,  My Soul's Journey to Redefine Leadership: A New Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of 9/11,  described below, illustrates how I believe a spiritual renaissance happens one soul at a time. 

The Cafe is built on  sacred space  and is an online free community building environment called the  world cafe .  It is also based on a new definition of politics and politician   I defined and wrote in my master's thesis from Lesley University in 1993.

America's Soul Cafe and the World Cafe embodies discovery tools that helps a large group understand a set of issues at their own pace. It's great for helping people reach a state of common understanding and alignment.

Lisa Stiller was at our inaugural Cafe.  She wrote us:
"This was an amazing experience! I felt so connected to everyone so quickly! There was a very deep level of safety and trust built in at the start. The questions and discussion were open enough to allow for wide interpretation, and there was such genuine affirmation for our contributions.Also the teaching component and resources provided were extremely helpful... Thank you to all of you. Looking forward to the next one!!     

The World Cafe and America's Soul Cafe, a natural and effective way to host meaningful conversations that awaken collective wisdom and engage collaborative action, are effective antidotes to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today's world.  The cafes are based on the understanding that conversation is the core process that drives personal, business, and organizational life.

America's Soul Cafe is based on deep listening and speaking principles. The Cafe is built on a sacred container and is an online free community building environment called the world cafe.  It is also based on a new definition of politics and politicianI defined and wrote in my master's thesis from Lesley University in 1993.

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Reconciliation Leadership, a leadership I developed and taught over 25 years in the United Nations community.  Are you a practical idealist, prepared to incorporate a spiritual practice into your action life? For individuals, families and community leaders ready to gain leadership experience based on mission-focused service combined with an academic curriculum,  I offer scholarships for vocationally-oriented people until December 31, 2017. Family members wanting to reconcile challenges are especially welcomed. Please call with questions 508-245-6843.  Read testimonials by trained Reconciliation Leaders.

Listen to my Interview with Angelo John Lewis of the Diversity and Spirituality Network   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-podcast-of-the-diversity-and-spirituality-network/id1219033187

For America's Soul Healing, 

Virginia

America's Soul Cafe is based on the World Cafe model and is a project of the Institute for Global Leadership.  After each Cafe, participants will be asked to make a voluntary, tax deductible  donation at gofundme V irginia Swain for America's Soul project.

A spiritual renaissance for America starts one soul at a time. Learn why I changed my focus from the United Nations to the United States at this moment in our history.

A book talk will be held online Thursday, October 19 from 7-8 pm ET.zoom https://zoom.us/j/5082456843.

Read my story in e-book, soft or hard cover on 

Read the Preface, Introduction and first chapter, Spiritual Emergency on my blog . Hope you'll leave a comment or join my blog.
 
My Soul's Journey to Redefine Leadership: A New Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of 9/11 is a Spiritual Memoir with journal pages  for readers to answer end-chapter questions  as a beginning to their own spiritual memoir.   A Mantle of Roses: A Woman's Journey Home to Peace, my previous memoir,  is also available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
 
Endorsed by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury: "Master coach, leadership trainer and spiritual guide, Virginia Swain is a dedicated and determined activist, devoting herself to making our planet a better place to live for all."  Ambassador Chowdhury is the Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations &  Founder of The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (Read the  Foreword by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury,     Advance endorsements, and   Afterwords by Reconciliation Leaders I trained in the United Nations.  
A Message from Virginia Swain

I am a certified leadership agility coach, spiritual guide, facilitator, advanced Reiki energy healer and master coach with 25 years experience on five continents.  I specialize in helping people on their soul journeys--with dreamwork, expressive art, writing a mission statement,training Reconciliation Leaders and more at  VirginiaSwain.com.

Learn why mission statements matter by taking me up on  a special offer a through 2017.  You may be asking for the first time or updating an earlier mission statement you've outgrown. Learn more here. 
 
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In hope for the revelation of yours and America's soul,
Virginia

Founder and Director, Institute for Global Leadership
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