Hosting Conversations about Questions that Matter
Drawing on her longtime commitment to the United Nations through Culture of Peace and The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP), her friendship with a Hopi Elder delivering the Hopi Prophecy, and the wisdom gained from the life of 2nd Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, Virginia uses the inspiration of a dream she had of a Phoenix as America’s Soul while in New York during the World Trade Center attack, to help build an American culture of peace that embraces a shared moral and spiritual vision for the world.
National renewal starts with us as we think and learn together and come up with the insights that will enable us to move forward. Through such conversations, we gain clarity and discover our place in this great adventure toward a sustainable, prosperous and peaceful nation. We can take comfort in knowing that on so many occasions the breakthroughs that have changed our country for the better started with just these types of conversations among small groups of people.
America’s Soul Café gives us a setting in which we can find our own unique way to bring about the future that our hearts desire.
America’s Soul Café is based on the World Café model which began over 20 years ago. We share the same goals. The main difference is that our focus is on the United States. However, we do inquire into the nature of America’s relation to the rest of the world and the ways in which it can contribute to global commons.
The America’s Soul Café Community engages people in deep dialogue, reflection and collaboration to: