of the Living Earth-AIWP engages in a number of causes worthy of your support. We are a 501(c)(3), so your donation is tax-deductible.
Social Healing Initiatives
Part of the crucial work of shamans in indigenous cultures is to create and maintain balance among humans, as well as between humans and the rest of Creation. The web of life needs tending, and the web of human relations needs deep healing.
Here are some of our social healing initiatives over the last several years:
Annual Dreaming the Dark healing rituals at Winter Solstice
Shamanism for Activists trainings
Reweaving the Web journey circles, to seek guidance from the compassionate spirits in healing social wounds
A community healing ritual for Portland's tense Alberta Street neighborhood, which is undergoing gentrification
Provided shamanic representation and leadership in interfaith spiritual organizations, including Enterbeing when it was a spiritual cooperative, the Network of Spiritual Progressives, and the Northeast Portland Interfaith Peace Group
Healing rituals for the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, for a massacre site in the U.S. South, and for the Middle East
A public, interfaith peacemaking ritual across from the U.S. White House for the DC Spiritual Activism Conference, 2006, with Myron Eshowsky
Two public peacemaking rituals in Portland, Oregon - one focused on bringing peace with justice to a gentrifying neighborhood, the other on feeding the spirit of non-violence, with the Northeast Portland Interfaith Peace Group
With the Northeast Portland Interfaith Peace Group, convened a World Cafe-style gathering of 100 diverse stakeholders in the gentrifying inner Northeast Portland neighborhoods, to bring about candid exchange on how to create inclusive neighborhoods in which everyone can thrive.
Our Ancestors, Ourselves: Healing Our Collective History workshops
Coronation of the Collective Heart, on September 11, 2008: a public, participatory peacemaking ritual for Building Cultures of Peace, the Peace and Justice Studies Association national conference.
Lenore's article, Ritual and Activism: The Alchemy of Social Transformation, published in The Sacred Hoop and in Alternatives Magazine, discusses the role of ritual in social healing.
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Lenore's inspirational contribution to an Institute of Noetic Sciences panel, Science, Faith and Activism for a New Cosmology, also is available. Make a donation of $50 or more and we'll send you a CD of her talk!
To support our social healing initiatives with a tax-deductible donation in any amount, make a secure, online donation now by clicking on the button below:
Circle of the Living Earth-AIWP
P.O. Box 11645
Portland, OR 97211
Receipts: For online donations, you immediately will receive an online receipt for your tax records. For donations by mail, we will send you a hard-copy receipt.
Thank you for your kind generosity in helping us to heal our world!
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