BELLVILLE — “A Heart of Nonviolence Retreat — Making Room for Peace at Home and in the World” will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. at All Souls Church, 25 Church St., Bellville.
Facilitators Jonie Setzler and Sister Paulette Schroeder will conduct this daylong retreat. Those who attend will:
•Explore the dimensions of violence in life around them and their habitual responses.
•Experience the meaning and dynamics of active nonviolence as a mindful response to violence, injustice or conflict.
•Dive deeper to taste the spirituality of nonviolence and its support for the new world desired so ardently.
Setzler leads two community peace groups and has served local mental health and environmental efforts. She is a certified facilitator in the Creating a Culture of Peace nonviolence training program, and is trained in conflict transformation and mediation skills by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center.
Schroeder is a Sister of St. Francis/Tiffin and was raised in a rural family of 13 children — a lot of opportunities for learning nonviolence. She taught in a number of elementary and high schools for 20-plus years, changed to inner city ministry, and served in retreat ministry on the St. Francis campus. After 11 years, she became a member of the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron. Now living in Tiffin, Schroeder works for Palestinian Liberation and works on Project Peace.
Public is welcome. There is a charge. For further information call Liz Hansen at 614-378-6476.
Published on October 18, 2012