Thursday, January 26, 2017

New Horizons’ Making Violence Obsolete Movement (MVO): A What-To-Do-After-The-March Opportunity

(After the election, after the inauguration, etc. etc.)

What to do? What to do?

The polarization of our society and politics, with Donald Trump as our king pin, looks pretty dire. And, it seems this is the state of affairs we are destined to be stuck with for some time into the future.

What to do? What to do?

For the past decade, beginning with New Horizons facilitating the healing of a local Jewish/Muslim controversy (2006), we have been front runners at helping communities to overcome polarization. And, instead build bridges of enhanced unity.

Obviously, we have a long road ahead if we aspire to even make a dent in our present state of society and politics. Yet growing numbers of people, throughout our country as well as around the world, as the Women’s March demonstrated on Saturday, are becoming increasingly vocal about the need for unity, as opposed to divisiveness, as it stands now.

At New Horizons, we are striving for a shared “awe” as we have actually been doing for more than forty years!

We know that our goal – “awe” – is achievable! But it takes determination, disciplined efforts by many individuals, groups and small communities to even get the undertaking off the ground, moving in the proper direction --- and sustained

So we are asking you  –

Is your family, friendship circle, work place, group, organization or congregation polarized?

Is polarization impacting on your daily life?

If it is New Horizons is here to help you move through and beyond this! 

We know how and we want to assist you!

Characteristics of cultural polarization 
  • Emotional barriers
  • Defensiveness, anger, blame
  • Withdrawal, avoidance, collusion
  • Communication Breakdown
  • Seeing the “other” as an enemy
If these indicators of polarization are interfering with the quality of your life today, take a cue from us and learn to skillfully lean in where there is separation and do your best – now – to find common ground with anyone and everyone you can.

Your endeavors in this direction will be well worth the challenge!

Not sure how to do it?

New Horizons’ Bus Ride Story Adventure* is one of the many vehicles we can offer you. Each and every one of them can provide the kinds of support and skill development opportunities that can empower you to successfully involve yourself in being an effective social and political change agent. 

(*Our Bus Ride Story Adventure is only one of the many processes that our Making Violence Obsolete Movement, our Counterculture Community Development Experiment, our Coffee House Conversations programs and our specially designed Cultural Mediation Coaching and Consulting offer to assist your individual and collective objectives.)

Find out how we have successfully facilitated profound community unity and impacted the personal lives of thousands of others through our various programs and activities.

Ask Anastasia
to be your guide.
But, of course, New Horizons is only one of many wonderful grassroots opportunities surfacing now as social and political action endeavors. However, we can, not only guide and train your activities with us, but you can consider us as one of your basic resources for empowering your involvement with others as you make peace and social justice your number one priority at this sensitive time.

Both group and private coaching and consulting are also available.

Contact: Anastasia Rosen-Jones
Executive Director 
New Horizons Support Network, Inc.
Cell: 240.409.5347, Email:

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