An Update on our Fellow, Dr. Dorothy Maver
We recently caught up with Fellow Dr. Dorothy Maver, and received an update on her outstanding projects. Read below for more information, and visit her Fellow’s page to learn more about Dr. Maver.
Dorothy J. Maver, PhD is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is ‘inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good.’ Dot is co-founder of the Global Silent Minute, Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace, National Peace Academy USA, River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, Seven Ray Institute, and offers The Maver Method: a revolutionary fastpitch softball hitting technique. She is also co-author of the book Conscious Education: the Bridge to Freedom.
National Peace Academy USA, co-founder
The Academy’s Founder and President, Rinaldo S. Brutoco, is a co-founder of the National Peace Academy (NPA) and was instrumental in this manifestation, gratitude abounds. NPA is a nonprofit educational organization that responds to today’s social, institutional and ecological challenges by preparing individuals and institutions with knowledge and skills to take actions to make our world a better, more peaceful place. The National Peace Academy is a principle-based learning institution that strives to embody and reflect the principles and processes of peace as it supports, advances, and nurtures the culture of peace through conducting and engaging in the promotion of peace education, peace research, peace practice, and peace policy. We serve as connective tissue and thought partners, working with and through organizations and groups, including organizing events, speaking, facilitating, articles, programs in schools, and more. Presently we are also co-sponsoring (with the Biosophsical Institute) UnGUN Institute collective trauma healing workshops, and a series of webinars: The Story of Forgiveness, with Dr Fred Luskin, Stanford Forgiveness Project and John Viscount, screening his internationally acclaimed short film, Admissions.
Global Silent Minute, co-founder
The Global Silent Minute is inspired by the Big Ben Silent Minute started in WWII in London during the bombing, as a call to citizens to unite daily in a silent minute for peace and freedom. Millions participated, and its success was acknowledged after the war as a ‘secret weapon’ which the Germans could not counter. Today, our Global Silent Minute daily at 9pm GMT is a powerful force in the creation of a better world for all.
Advisor to UnGUN Institute, Dr Marty K Casey, founder
UnGUN Institute offers workshops, programs and private sessions to release trauma from violence in the mind, body and soul in individuals and communities by connecting, communicating, and engaging in the arts to achieve positive outcomes for healthy relationships. UnGUN is collective trauma healing through the arts. Dr Marty says, “Hurt people hurt people; healed people heal people.”