Inner strength for activists and peacebuilders

Quiet reflection silence


Inner strength for activists and peacebuilders



As activists, we work hard in vital areas where the need never seems to end. So how can we avoid exhaustion and burn-out? Could the answer lie in nurturing deep spiritual resilience?

This session will offer powerful resources to build participants’ inner strength for tomorrow’s work.


About the course

Whether or not we are people of faith, many cultures and traditions offer wisdom and tools to nurture our inner life and help us to flourish. This session will give participants space to consider and develop their spiritual resources.

We will start with the basics, including ‘what is spirituality?’ Together participants will explore a whole range of tools – both ancient and modern – including the role of rhythm and rest, creativity and celebration. Each participant will leave with a personal toolkit to build their inner strength for the work ahead of them over the next year.

This course is shaped by experiences of peace work, campaigning and community engagement. It is non-denominational and draws on Initiatives of Change’s approach to quiet reflection.


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Target audience

NGO staff, community development workers, people in social change movements, peacebuilders, faith leaders


Course goals

  • reflect on spirituality in our work for peace
  • offer space to consider different approaches
  • design a personal toolkit to use over the year ahead 



Flexible half or whole day, overnight or weekend retreat


Quiet reflection silence



Online or onsite



This course is offered in English.


Number of participants

Groups of 12-24 participants



Kate Monkhouse (UK) is a facilitator who is passionate about participation, spirituality and social justice. Kate has 25+ years’ experience of working with faith-based and community organisations in civic engagement, social inclusion and peacebuilding. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution. Kate is an RSA Fellow and helps run the Two23 Network of Christians connected by LGBT+ issues. She is a member of the Othona Community and sits on the Advisory Group for Creators of Peace UK. (July 2022).



Prerequisites to attend

No prior knowledge is assumed or necessary.


Cost of Training

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