Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop

enneagramEver wonder about your ‘soul nature’?  Interested in understanding yourself, as well as others, more deeply?  This Sunday, I will be co-facilitating a workshop introducing the ancient spiritual typing tool of the Enneagram.

We will also be incorporating ‘the Enneagram according to Winnie the Pooh’ (Milne was an Enneagramist).  Don’t miss it!

No cost.  All are welcome!

Details:

SPACE at the Sunderland Minster Yurt
Sunday, 14 September 2014
18:00-20:00
High Street W
, Sunderland SR1 3ET

Facebook invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/294418737426101

Introduction to Anthroposophy Workshop

christ spirit iHave you ever heard of Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf education, Biodynamic agriculture, Weleda cosmetics, or Triodos Bank?  Ever wondered about the philosophy behind them?  This Sunday, I will be co-facilitating a workshop introducing basic concepts in Anthroposophy and their presence/relevance in contemporary culture.

We will feature award-winning Biodynamic wines donated by the wonderful people of Sedlescombe vineyards, the first and only Biodynamic winery in the UK!

No cost.  All are welcome!

Details:

Borough Common,
‘Passion’ Series: Anthroposophy
Sunday, 13 July 2014
18:00-20:15
Welsh Congregational Chapel, Basement
90 Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 0EX

Youth Mentoring

youth mentor certI’m officially a Youth Mentor for Oxfordshire County!

It essentially works like the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme in the United States, but adopted by Social Services for the disaffected young people of the local area.

If you’re interested in becoming a Youth Mentor in Oxfordshire, go to:

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/volunteer-youth-mentors

Otherwise, it’s easy to just Google the local youth mentoring programme near you.

So excited to meet my mentee!

‘The Philippine Peace Agreement: Let’s Maintain Diligence’

philippinepeaceagreementMy op-ed on the current status of the peace deal between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was published as a (front page!) feature on Open Democracy.

Full article:

http://www.opendemocracy.net/s-francesca-po/philippine-peace-agreement-let’s-maintain-diligence

Last year, the Philippine government struck a historic peace deal with the Islamist rebels. But the devil is in the details, which have yet to be agreed upon. Who will make sure they create a just and lasting peace, and how?

It has been about seven months since the signing of the peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF or ‘Islamic Front’), and while both sides continue to work through details, it is reassuring that peace has held. In the context of some personal insights on the People Power Revolution, and recent events in Malaysia, I hope to offer suggestions on how this peace agreement can reach its full potential…