Uprooting Violence, Cultivating Peace: Education for an Engaged Spirituality
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In this lecture Professor Toh seeks to share some insights, lessons, signposts and questions flowing from his personal journey in peace education through various South and North contexts. Through critical reflection on and analysis of these personal and social experiences gained as part of a wider educational and peace building community, notably in the Philippines but also in Australia, Canada and other global networks, Professor Toh hopes to present a meaningful case for what may be called education for an engaged spirituality. Spiritual growth cannot be a self-centred goal and process divorced from social and political realities, but rather needs to be expressed in action and practices that transform the everyday lives of individuals, communities, nations and the world community toward a culture of peace. Using exemplars from his journey and inspired by other peace educators who have shared paths in trying to uproot violence and cultivate peace, this talk will explore the complexities, challenges and hopes of educating for an engaged spirituality.
Griffith Multi Faith Centre
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