Restorative Circles Services Events

PART I:   On Forgiveness, with Leaf Seligman
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm
WHERE:  Jaffrey Grade School,
School Street, Jaffrey
Sponsored by: Reality Check

Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu writes, “The quality of human life on the planet is nothing more than the sum total of our daily interactions with one another. Forgiveness is the way we set those interactions right.”  Come learn about forgiveness, its gifts and limitations, Desmond Tutu’s Fourfold Path of Forgiveness, ways to engage in the process. SPEAKER: Leaf Seligman teaches a course in forgiveness and reconciliation at Keene State College, studies Nonviolent Communication and facilitates Alternatives to Violence Project workshops at a prison in Massachusetts.
COST: None

Part II:  Forgiveness Circles with Leaf Seligman
Wednesday April 12, 2017    6:00-7:30pm
United Church of Jaffrey, 
54 Main Street, Jaffrey (upstairs)
Sponsored by: Reality Check

As a followup to the presentation Paths of Forgiveness, this Circle provides a safe, respectful way to explore forgiveness more deeply, from the heart, using a talking piece to ensure that each participant has the opportunity to speak, be heard, and listen attentively. Drawing upon indigenous wisdom and practice, the Circle demonstrates how sharing our stories can strengthen connection and mend the torn fabric of  self, family and community.  It is a gentle and powerful way to listen to your own truths and someone else’s in a safe, judgment free zone.

COST:  None
SEATING MAX:  20 participants