Season for Peace and Nonviolence

January 30th through April 4th

PCSL is joining cities across the globe to host the 2022 Season for Peace and Nonviolence. The purpose of the annual 64-day campaign is to elevate awareness of the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by legendary leaders Mohandas K. Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. PCSL’s initiative features the foundational program, 64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence. If you’d like to follow the daily themes, you may view or download a copy of our Season for Peace and Nonviolence booklet here. Also, a complete list of activities throughout the 64-day period, hosted by our Licensed Practitioners, is provided, below:

Online Events for the 2022 Season

Click on any of the Zoom links to join our Zoom-based events.

Launch Event

Sunday, January 30, 6:00-7:00 PM PST
Launch EventJoin us on Zoom.
You are invited to join us for the 2022 Season for Peace and Nonviolence Launch Event via Zoom, facilitated by Rev. Marilyn Sprague and PCSL’s Licensed Practitioner Core. The theme is Courage. Through a guided Superhero Power meditation and circle of prayer, you can name, claim and bear witness to your superhero power to be a successful advocate of peace and nonviolence—right where you are.

Meditation Service

Wednesday, February 2, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Caring
Presented by Kathy Batten, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Living our lives as a sacred trust; capacity to care gives life its deepest significance

Social Justice Bookclub

Saturday, February 5, 12:30-1:30 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Healing
Presented by Nancy Ashley, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Discussion of the book The Book of Forgiving:  The Fourfold Path for Healing by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. You do not need to have read the book to join the conversation.

Meditation Service

Wednesday, February 9, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Contemplation
Presented by Sean Larkin RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Becoming fully aware of the thoughts that are activating words and actions.

Meditation Service

Wednesday, February 16, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Freedom
Presented by Sylvia Kearns, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Being a wise steward of our independent will to act and respond creatively; allowing our conscience to be our compass.

Meditation Service

Wednesday, February 23, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Friendliness
Presented by Kate Barrett, RScP Emerita. Join us on Zoom.
Releasing fear and sense of separation; willingness to regard everyone as a new friend.

Meditation Service

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Patience
Presented by Kathy Batten, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Choosing a moment of patience to forestall a lifetime of regret.

Social Justice Bookclub

Saturday, March 5, 12:30-1:30 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Understanding
Presented by Nancy Ashley, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Discussion of the book to be announced.
Allowing disagreement to be a catalyst for listening compassionately, with love and empathy, in order to hear another’s “why.”

Meditation Service

Wednesday, March 9, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Dialog
Presented by Sean Larkin, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Releasing preconceived ideas and moving beyond right and wrong. 

Meditation Service

Wednesday, March 16, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Compassion
Presented by TBD, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Experimenting with putting oneself in someone else’s shoes and noticing the impact on feelings.

Meditation Service

Wednesday, March 23 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Action
Presented by TBD, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Exploring actions from the heart that one can take today to express commitment to peace and nonviolence.

Meditation Service

Wednesday, March 30, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Witnessing
Presented by TBD, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Releasing denial of injustice, inequity, intolerance, or cruelty of any kind.

Social Justice Bookclub

Saturday, April 2, 12:30-1:30 PM PST
Theme for the Day: Release
Presented by Nancy Ashley, RScP. Join us on Zoom.
Discussion of the book to be announced.
Releasing the idea that world peace is not possible; acknowledging how we each can and do make a difference.