"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead

Join  our online healing cafe for America's Soul on Saturday, January 14 and/or February 4 from 11:00-1:00 ET or your time at  http://www.worldtimezone.com

Suggested  $25 donation for each cafe  to defray expenses are welcome at  Virginia Swain for America's Soul project.or $100 to join all future cafes.

If you're tired of reacting to politics, be proactive using our definition of politics for the common good, developed over 25 years in the United Nations community, the Peacebuilding Process of Reconciliation to Develop Political Will, based on  Rousseau's will of the people for the common good.

America's Soul Purpose Cafes are co-hosted by  Gene Bellinger Mary Waggoner-Moritz and myself  to bring  together concerned  people around the world for America's soul.

I hold a vision of everyone stepping up to their patch on the patchwork quilt of America's soul, Phoenix, and we are all working together in equal partnership. Every patch is important. Noone is above or below anyone else.

We use the WorldCafe model, a natural & effective way to host meaningful conversations that awaken collective wisdom & engage collaborative action. 

When the soul is neglected, it appears symptomatically in obsessions, addictions, violence and loss of wisdom, says author Thomas Moore in his book Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life.  He writes that "we have lost our wisdom about the soul and even our interest in the soul."

The World Café is a powerful social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter, offering an effective antidote to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today's world.   Based on the understanding that conversation is the core process that drives personal, business, and organizational life, the World Café is more than a method, a process, or technique - it's a way of thinking and being together sourced in a philosophy of conversational leadership.

A spiritual renaissance starts one soul at a time. Read my story now  available on Amazon.com.  

You can read the first chapter, Spiritual Emergency on my blog  Hope you'll leave a comment!
Phoenix is a Spiritual Memoir with journal pages  for readers to answer end-chapter questions  as a beginning to their own spiritual memoir. My  previous memoir, A Mantle of Roses: A Woman's Journey Home to Peace is also available through Amazon.com.  

A Message from Virginia Swain

In addition to hosting America's Soul Purpose Cafe, I am also pleased to offer my new blog and website,  VirginiaSwain.com, after a life review and goal-setting process for people in their wisdom years (I liked it so much I got trained to help others), I set new goals drawing on 25 years' experience training leaders and professionals in the United Nations. I am now focused on   coaching individuals, teams and groups to achieve their goals at VirginiaSwain.com.  I have extended an earlier scholarship offer train vocationally-oriented people in  Reconciliation Leadership scholarships are extended through 1/30/17.  

Learn why mission statements matter by taking me up on  a special fee for New Year's 2017 mission statements through January in case you need assistance. 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 purpose and how we might be together again,

Founder and Director, Institute for Global Leadership
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Worcester, MA 01609
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