In many parts of the world, social and political tensions are becoming acute. Political passions are running high, extremist movements are on the rise, and violence is a frequent outcome. How do we respond to this volatile situation in a way that is truly helpful? How do we transform competing narratives about reality into complementary ones?
James O'Dea has devoted his life to exploring these questions. As Director of the Washington D.C. office of Amnesty International, James has been on the frontlines of the difficult work of confronting human rights abuses worldwide. James is also the former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and founding faculty of The Shift Network's Peace Ambassador Training. In his recent book, the Conscious Activist, he describes his life journey to bring together the path of the mystic and the path of the activist.http://theshiftnetwork.com/meditation/GlobalShift