Creators of Peace UK host Advocates For A New Story of Our Shared Humanity.
5-session conversation for small groups designed to explore the dominant narratives in the world and in our lives.
Meeting once a week for 2 hour session for 5 weeks on Zoom.
This will be delivered in English, you must be over 18 years, all genders welcome.
Free to attend – donations welcome.
This programme is designed for the following purposes:
To raise awareness of the power of narratives to shape our world and identity
To gain a deeper understanding of how stories can harm or heal
To listen respectfully and appreciate others’ lived experience
To invite deep reflection to consider the stories that have shaped us personally
To explore the change needed to become advocates for a new story of our shared humanity
We also hope that this guide will serve as a vehicle for meaningful conversations in modern cultures that often have little time to connect deeply.
What is the significance of a shared story?
Story sharing from the beginning of time has been used to inform and educate, to record and entertain, to remind and restore. Whether in prose, poetry, song or through art of all mediums, it is our prime tool of communication. Our collective national and international experiences combine to form the grand narratives that inform our relationships and identities. Throughout history, dominant cultures have distorted the meaning of a shared humanity to a restricted interpretation that only included those people necessary to the status quo, excluding those people considered lesser. Whole peoples and histories have been marginalized, rights denied, voices unheard and genocides sanctioned. Colonisations and conquests have been based on a hierarchy of human value to legitimise greed for wealth and power. We all matter and we all are of value. Addressing our individual stories alongside the huge challenges of planetary devastation, food shortages and human displacement among other issues, requires a new-found appreciation of our togetherness and mutual value.
How much time does ANS take?
The programme is designed for five 2-hour conversations (10 total hours).