PeBA | YOUTH RETREAT | Nonviolent Interfaith Leadership | Sunday 2-Friday 7 April 2017

[Edited extract from public address]

A program designed to cultivate nonviolent leadership and build capacity in people from faith based communities and organisations across Australia.

This program involves a 5-day residential retreat for 20 people to explore nonviolent leadership and how to sustain change, go deeper and to bring people together. It specialises in integrating the inner contemplative life and the outer life of activism and advocacy in a deeply inspiring co-learning multifaith environment.

This leadership program has so far benefited over 50 leaders across the Australian community from a broad range of faith based communities and organisations.

Who: inspiring young people

Application Criteria:
  • Can demonstrate active participation in a community organisation and/or faith community
  • Can demonstrate support from your community organisation and/or faith community to attend program
  • Show willingness to engage with those of other faith backgrounds
  • Age requirement 18 and over
  • Applications will also be based on finding participant balance in the areas of gender, faith and cultural backgrounds
Where: ‘Amberley’ – Edmund Rice Centre, 7 Amberley Way, Lower Plenty Victoria
Please Note: Successful applicants will need to arrange their own transport to the venue.

How: Round 1 applications open now. To apply online click here

  • Full fee $1000:  Suitable for individuals from organisations who can provide Professional Development opportunities
  • Assisted fee $500: Suitable for individuals and organisations with reduced financial capacity
  • ‘Cost is no barrier policy’: If you or your organization cannot pay please contact us to discuss what options might exist
Successful Applicants for the 2017 program will receive:
  • Food and Accommodation for 5 days
  • Access to highly skilled facilitators and trainers
  • Copy of the resource book: Engage (Pace e Bene Nonviolence Program)

Pace e Bene Australia
Simon Reeves, NILP Coordinator
Tel: 0408 299 981