This Appreciative Inquiry questionnaire was used to initiate the URI Young Leaders Program in the Philippines, April 2010. The questions were inspired by the Living Values Education approach and focus on a time of deep connection and inner peace, as well as what message of peace each person has for the world.
This workshop was shared and shaped by Kay Lindhal, a URI CC contact person who also runs her own non-profit, the Sacred Art of Listening. She adapted the model of the World Café for an interfaith setting and provides sample interfaith questions for café dialogue. This workshop was offered at the Religious Diversity Forum 2004 in Southern California, USA.
These insights from the book Kindness: Making a Difference in People's Lives by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, were shared with the URI community through email discussion by URI Global Council Trustee, Rebecca Tobias, from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics.
The model of World Café was adapted for this workshop at the URI youth leadership training program in the Philippines in April 2010. Participants chose one of three kinship circles on: Building Safe Spaces for Conflict Resolution, Healing and Reconciliation; Caring for the Earth; and Social Well-Being for all Humanity. In each café conversation, they looked at how their traditions contribute healthy and useful practices to the three topics, as well as identifying potential barriers or obstacles in each of their traditions.