Many people feel powerless in the face of what they see on TV or read in the news – a world in crisis, with wars and violence taking place across the globe. Scilla Elworthy has written a book for all those who want to step out of helplessness and apply their skills to do something about the challenges now facing us. Packing a punch with facts and figures, the first few chapters investigate the forces that drive armed conflict, and then, by contrast, show what is already effective in building peace at both local and international levels. The crucial heart of the book is a first-ever costed Business Plan for Peace, showing that war can be prevented for $2 billion. The final, upbeat, pages reveal the massive impact that ordinary people can have in making a peaceful world possible, and how they can do it.
You have probably heard the saying “Leaders are Readers” which is why here at Ollin Women we do a monthly Club. Learning together is a fabulous way to create autonomy amongst our Ollin Women International Members and Ambassadors.
Some of the books we have read or are reading together are:
A New Earth by Ekhart Tolle – we are starting this book together on May 2, 2022
Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine
The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
One by Barbara Brooks, PhD
Peace is the Way by Deepak Chopra
The Art of Waging Peace by Paul Chappell
The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Peace is Every Step by Thic Nhat Hahn
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosebert, PhD
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
What are you reading? Would you like to join our monthly book club? We meet on the first Monday of the month from 6-8 pm EST. We’d love to have you join us.