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February 7 @ 7:00 pm - March 5 @ 8:30 pm EST

America’s Soul Community

Institute for Global Leadership

Location: Online

America’s Soul Community: A New American Leadership in a Chaotic Time

This is a time when familiar institutions, ways of thinking and habits no longer seem to work very well. In such a chaotic world, we need a creative, kinder response toward building a new future that starts with each of us and our conversations with each other. Listen to Lam from Uganda speak of his views towards Americans after America refused to sign the Treaty to ban landmines.

In a safe environment, informed by deep listening, we take on the important questions about our nation’s future and our role in creating that future by using Quaker Elise Boulding‘s imaging process.

Imaging plays a key role in our Community, because, again, we can’t reconcile a challenge unless we can see it in our mind’s eye. Through the Community, participants are invited to offer their soul gifts to the Phoenix as a way to show their commitment to heal America.  

Virginia Swain, the founder of America’s Soul Community, was in New York City on 9/11/01 and had a dream that evening in which a Phoenix rose out of the ashes of Ground Zero. The Phoenix identified itself as our collectvie Soul and offered a message of hope to people who were being invited to heal themselves, soul by soul.  Virginia’s memoir, My Soul’s Journey to Redefine Leadership: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of 9/11 chronicles the events that precede and follow her dream.

Virginia saw the Phoenix as our spiritual and moral essence that we had failed to cultivate and nourish. But we could co-create a community to take us beyond individual and group egoism and overcome the fear and mistrust that kept us separate and isolated from each other and from the rest of the world.

This is where America’ Soul Community and a new leadership for America plays a vital role.

After contemplating this dream for seventeen years, Virginia created America’s Soul Community as a vehicle for people to pool their wisdom and realize the hope for regeneration, rebirth and resurrection symbolized by the Phoenix.  In 2020, she created Our Global Soul Community with Robert Kauffman and Sonrisa O’Toole.

America’s Soul Community is a perfect place to dialogue about the “Soul” of America. Read the Press Release here. Register for our Monday monthly America’s Soul Community here.

More at https://global-leader.org/americas-soul-cafes

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