Some Prisoners Are Tackling Violence and Winning. Can We? An Interview with Steven Gelb
September 8, 2016
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Violence is something our world has too much of and many people are trying to change that. One such group is the Alternatives to Violence Project -AVP-, active in 33 U.S. states and 45 countries. It was founded by Quakers, based on their belief in our inborn potential for peace, but it’s gone beyond the Quaker community and has been picked up by many others in many venues. Is it working? Do we have an inborn potential for peace? What brings it out? On this show, we talk to Steven Gelb, a guy who has been working with AVP in the California prison system. He will share about building brotherhood with male prisoners and how it’s impacted him, and we’ll discuss what his experience means for us all. So let’s find out what AVP is accomplishing and what more our society can do to integrate our prison population and bring their gifts to our world. But beyond that, let’s think about what more we can all do to heal the violence – physical and emotional – in our world.
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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.