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The Gathering for Change Agents: Harvesting Our Collective Wisdom
August 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
In our August Gathering of Change Agents we are going to have the opportunity to inspire and support each other by sharing stories that are related to this year’s Gathering theme: “Agents of Love; Weaving the Tangled Threads of Irreconcilable Differences.”
This year, as we have been exploring how we weave the tangled threads of irreconcilable differences, we continue to be challenged to bring people together, even in the face of death. Conversations around the efficacy of vaccinations, voting rights in the United States and the kinds of investments we need to make in our communities continue to polarize people. Our guest speakers have helped each of us to examine our values, beliefs, our attachment to our view of history and willingness to let go and forgive both ourselves and others. We’ve listened and participated in these conversations through the lens of change agents—people committed to creating a world that works for everyone.
Many of you have been carefully navigating these choppy waters, developing strategies to bring people together. Some of us are stuck in what seems to be a never-ending cycle of either withholding or confronting our differences, frustrated by what seems so obvious to us.
It’s time to glean the wisdom of this group and provide a space for people to authentically share what’s up with them. So bring your stories of success—what’s worked, resources and tools that have made a difference and any wisdom you are inspired to share. Also bring your challenges and let the group support you with new ideas and perspectives.
Andy, Beth, and Susan will share what has been emerging for each of them to set the tone. Then… we will make some space for deeper discussion in small groups to explore these questions:
- Where are you now, more than a year and half into this pandemic?
- What strategies and/or tools have you used to build your resilience to continue to weave the tangled threads of differences?
- Where do you need support?
- What ideas are emerging in the back of your mind?
This session is for you – to meet and support you wherever you are and learn from each other. We all have significant goals and aspirations as change agents, it’s important that we know there are others who love and support us.
We hope you can join us for this special Gathering. No method, no guru, just you and I in the garden, sharing our emerging stories. (Apologies to Van Morrison)
Our Next Gathering for Change Agents is on August 4, 2021 – Join us to share what is emerging for you!
Event: The Gathering: A monthly community call to support change agents in fulfilling their mission to create a better world
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Times: 12 pm Pacific time, 3 pm Eastern, 2 pm Colombia, 10 pm Israel,
7 pm GMT*, 5 am (Thursday) Sydney
*This GMT time does not take Daylight Saving Time into account. If your country is on Daylight Saving Time, add an hour.
Call length: 90 minutes
We welcome you to connect with Gathering members on our Facebook group. Every Monday is an opportunity to share your purposeful offerings or special events.
Invite others to the Gathering with this link: http://gatheringforchange.com/