2 April – 7 April 2017
Ann has over thirty years experience as an educator, including facilitating groups with young people and adults of all different backgrounds, engaging in dialogue and reflection. Her early career experience of working in multifaith and ethnically diverse Borneo, Malaysia, gave Ann a taste of significant cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversity. She has a special interest in mainstreaming nonviolence and peacemaking and believes that education and awareness raising through creating opportunities for respectful dialogue and advocacy is paramount for fostering social inclusion. Ann’s PhD in Education explored educator identity and development in practice in non-traditional flexi schools. Communities of practice, critical reflection, working in complex multidisciplinary contexts and exploring how values and ethics impact on identity and ways of ‘being’ in relationships were the focus of her research. Ann is greatly supported by her partner and lives in the multicultural and richly diverse suburb of Inala in Brisbane.
George E. Trippe
George has had a long interest in the dialogue between the psychology of Carl Jung and spirituality. After working over four decades in the priestly ministries, George now functions in private practice in which he offers psychotherapy, counselling, spiritual direction and professional supervision. He also functions as an artist. George has over fifty years experience in inner work, and has worked over these years with dreams and active imagination. In addition to his private practice, George has worked with the team facilitating programs on Mainstreaming Nonviolence and the Spirituality of Nonviolent Leadership for over five years. George holds a PhD (Edith Cowan University) and brings to these gatherings a specific emphasis on the psychological and spiritual dimensions of nonviolent living. He was married to Shirley for 45 years, and widowed in 2009. He has three children and two grandchildren.
Brendan grew up in the ‘troubled’ north of Ireland where he spent the first twenty-five years of his life surrounded by a culture of religious intolerance and violence. Brendan has been involved in adult education, group facilitation and nonviolent social transformation for the past thirty years and holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum Studies from the University of New England. Since 1994, Brendan has been associated with the international Pace E Bene Nonviolence Service (www.paceebene.org) and was a founding member of Pace e Bene Australia. Brendan also provides co-learning programs in creative conflict transformation and nonviolent peacemaking. He currently works as a consultant and facilitator in a variety of corporate, government, community and faith-based organisations. Brendan and his wife Penny live with their six children and one grandchild in Perth, Western Australia and he enjoys combining his Irish spirit with a passion for peace.
A full project team comprised of experienced and passionate Pace e Bene Nonviolence trainers will support the three facilitators