Green Acre Bahá'í School: Contributing to a Conversation on Human Rights
I spent this weekend at Green Acre Bahá'í School in Eliot, Maine for a program entitled "Protagonists of Change: An Exploration in Public Discourse" led by Anthony Vance. We discussed ways in which we can contribute to a conversation about social change. We specifically focused on human rights, but also talked about peace, poverty alleviation, education, and capacity building.
We spoke about some of the assumptions that underlie our conversations. These assumptions include the oneness of humanity, each individual has value, the importance of learning, we must use science and reason, we seek to build capacity, we are outward looking and inclusive, and leadership is facilitating a journey on a path of service.
The weekend was also filled with friendship, fellowship, reflection, contemplation, and enjoying the beauty of nature.
Anthony Vance facilitating a session
Participants studying documents
Peace is what it's all about. Sarah Farmer carrying the peace flag.