Renee Cunningham May 14, 2016

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Saturday Morning Talk:
The March from Selma to Montgomery, and the Eight-fold Path of Nonviolence:A contemporary ethic as defined by Gandhi, King and Jung

May 14, 2016 (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Br. Anthony Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

The myth around the civil rights march from Selma, Alabama to the capitol, Montgomery, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a turning point in American culture. This non-violent march, in support of voting rights for African Americans (only 2% of whom were allowed to register to vote in Alabama in 1965), produced the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

During a time of tremendous violence in America, King’s non-violent movement broke open the heart of a nation and reminded us of the evil within. Non-violence is not a passive resistance movement. It is an active nonviolent resistance to the evils of racism. Looking into the unconscious processes of the Selma march, one can see the path of individuation unfolding, and this very important process gives us clues as to how to manage violence within our own lives.

The idea of bringing about political change via non-violence is an age old concept, but with the increase in world terrorism and racism in America, it is time to turn again to the lives of these three pioneers whose central philosophies revolved around living a conscious, non-violent life. What exactly is non-violence? How does it work to transform the forces of what King and Gandhi called “evil” to produce peace?

Renee will cover violence/nonviolence as it relates to the inner (sadomasochism) and outer (racism) worlds through a Jungian interpretation of the march from Selma to Montgomery, and how when embraces a nonviolent ethos, the journey of individuation unfolds.

 Eventbrite - Morning Talk: The March from Selma to Montgomery, and the Eight-fold Path of Nonviolence

Saturday Afternoon Workshop:
Practice and Apply the Eight-fold path of nonviolence

May 14, 2016 (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Br. Anthony Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

We will practice and apply the eight-fold path of nonviolence in our individual circumstances: our relationships, families and communities, beginning to become effective agents of nonviolent change.

Eventbrite - Afternoon Workshop: Practice and Application of the Eight-fold Path of Nonviolence


Renee Cunningham MA, MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Renee has been a practicing clinician for 25 years, and is a Jungian Analytic Candidate through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Texas Chapter.