A Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service
Invitation to Join in Launch of a Spiritual Renaissance for America’s Soul
An online public engagement project of the Institute for Global Leadership
America’s soul is neglected. Our nation is sadly in need of a spiritual renaissance—a time when all stakeholders know how they can contribute to our country’s soul development and understand how America can be an equal global partner on the world stage. The United Nations would be strengthened through this effort.
“When the soul is neglected, it appears symptomatically in obsessions, addictions, violence and loss of wisdom,” says Thomas Moore, in his work Care of the Soul.
The Phoenix (illustrated above) came to Virginia Swain in a dream in New York City the night after 9/11. It gave her another lens through which to see that tragedy: how to knit American hearts and minds together in a very divided time.
Deep listening and being heard is the signature of facilitated dialogues during the free online America’s Soul Cafés, as the latest of dozens of case studies of the Peacebuilding Process of Reconciliation to Develop Political Will. America’s Soul Cafés are designed to empower “We the People” for an American Culture of Peace.
In 1999, Institute Founder and Director Virginia Swain, was invited to present the Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service and Reconciliation Leadership at the Hague Appeal for Peace. Later invitations included the State of the World Forum in 1999 and 2000 and the United Nations Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action in 2013. Virginia is a member of the Academy for Leaders.
Through the Institute and the support of UN Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Virginia has developed, trained and coached Reconciliation Leaders. They serve as facilitators for the Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service based on the UN Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture of Peace and the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.
The Institute for Global Leadership provides confidential and compassionate guidance, consultation and training to help leaders and teams to re-frame their values, skills and experience for a post September 11th world.
After completing the Institute’s certificate programs, leaders and teams can help facilitate workforces and communities through the changes, challenges and crises that they are facing. The challenges are personal, vocational, societal and global. The Institute recognizes all human beings, institutions, nations and multilateral organizations for their uniqueness, need and capacity for transformation. The Institute has a rich history of presentations, consultations and training in the new leadership model including television show Imagine Worcester and the World dedicated to interview the world mosaic of people who make up the Global Movement for Culture of Peace.
Virginia is the author of two books, A Mantle of Roses: A Woman’s Journey Home to Peace (Xlibris 2004) and A Soul’s Journey to Redefine Leadership: A New Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of 9/11 (Xlibris 2017). Ambassador Chowdhury wrote the Foreword.
Restoring Faith in Humanity Projects
—9/8/17 High Level Forum on the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace at the UN
— Free America’s Soul Cafés . Saturdays September 9, October 14, November 4, December 9, 2017 , 12 noon-1:30 pm ET
—My Soul’s Journey to Redefine Leadership: A New Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of 9/11/01 Xlibris 2017): Book talks, & workshops
¨ A Life Review and Goal Setting Program for Wisdom Seekers
¨ A New Vision for Business
¨ America’s Soul Cafés
¨ Reconciliation Leadership Training
¨ Peacebuilding Process of Reconciliation to develop political will (which evolved into a)
¨ Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service introduced at an invited presentation at the Hague Appeal in 1999
¨ Case studies developed and implemented at the United Nations and around the world since 1992
Donations: Virginia Swain for America’s Soul
Institute for Global Leadership
Virginia Swain, Founder and Director
A Member of the Academy for Leaders,
United Nations Global Compact and the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace
Ryan Hacker photograph
“Virginia Swain’s humanity, dedication and determination demonstrated through her first Peacebuilding Process to develop political will in 1992 gave credence to her impressive credentials that could lead to the maturation of human society into a genuine planetary family.”
—Michael E. Collins, Global Economic Development Consultant