Power of Community Summit

Feb 1-10, 2019

Scilla Elworthy PhD

Author, Founder Peace Direct, Co-founder Rising Women Rising World and FemmeQ
Scilla Elworthy PhD

Scilla Elworthy generously gifts us wisdom from her fascinating path of compassionate action, guided by her inner source of power. She speaks about acting from a combination of what breaks your heart and your best skills, embedded in supportive community. She shares about how to slow down and listen to your true calling in the face of urgency, and how to bring people from "opposite sides" together. She describes her hope for the future and suggests some inspiring people to check out!

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  • Introduction
  • Scilla's core purpose
  • Peacebuilding and climate change
  • Seeds of hope
  • Facing the dragon
  • Working with timing
  • Shifts within the political realm
  • Bringing people from "opposite sides" together
  • The role of women
  • Corporate power
  • Courage to act
  • Hope for the future
  • Inspiring people
Scilla Elworthy PhD

Three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with Oxford Research Group, founder of Peace Direct, co-founder of Rising Women Rising World. Dr. Elworthy was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003.


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  • A really moving and inspiring interview. Scilla’s sharing about her personal practices as essential companions to her world peace work are really helpful to know – the meditations, the breathing, Heartmath and hands in the garden. Her deep wisdom and peace shine through in her aspect and words. Thank you for telling us about the courage peacemakers need and take.
    And thanks for Robin’s denouement of Wendell Berry’s “Peace of Wild Things” (one of my favs that I carry with me.

  • A bona fide ‘woman of wisdom’, not to mention courage.

  • Nina

    Wonderful interview :-)! I also really enjoyed her book “The business plan for peace”!
    I’m wondering if you have a trailer of the interview that I can post on facebook for my organisation? I’d especially like to share the quote about involving women in peacebuilding.

  • Steven St-Amour

    Scilla , you have given us much to reflect on, for a peaceful momentum towards a new beginning and vibrant future as we prepare to face the adversity of the incoming climate change.

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