Philip M. Hellmich

Title of UFCSH talk: “The Search for Common Ground: Applying Spiritual Principles to Transform Conflict”
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
In this presentation, Philip Hellmich explores common principles between the world’s great spiritual traditions and the emerging field of conflict transformation. He gives practical examples of how spiritual principles are being applied to transform conflict in difficult places around the world. His stories are both personal and universal, linking inner transformation with the global shift in consciousness needed to address complex issues like global warming and poverty. Our ability to find creative solutions to personal, national and international issues depends on our capacity to handle conflict. He teaches universal principles and practices of responding to conflict based on Search for Common Ground’s practical experience around the world. It is for people who want to examine and transform conflict in their own lives; to understand the parallel between personal and global interactions; to deepen one’s spiritual practice regardless of his or her religious background and, to learn about Search for Common Ground’s role in the world.