Praxis Peace Institute Conference on ?“The Alchemy of Democracy?”

The Alchemy of Democracy: Restoring Soul to Culture will be held June 13-18, 2004 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. Sponsored by Praxis Peace Institute, the conference we will focus on the politics of Hope, Vision, Transformation and Civic Empowerment. As the 2004 election looms before us, Praxis Peace Institute will be an active force in promoting a vital Democracy through informed and transformed citizenship. Unique features of the 2004 Praxis Conference include Café Discussions ?– in-depth small group explorations of conference themes following each plenary session.

Co-Sponsors include the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), The Association of Humanistic Psychology (AHP), Common Bond Institute, Yes! Magazine, Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES), The Politics of Trust Network, The Institute of Imaginal Studies, EVOLVE, and others.

Our focus is:
?• The Politics of Hope --- emerging stories of partnership, empathy, activism and love
?• The Politics of Vision --- expansion of the imagination (greater possibilities)
?• The Politics of Civic Empowerment --- manifesting our visions
?• The Politics of Transformation --- the alchemy of systemic change
The goal is informed citizenship and a vital Democracy --- leading to sustainable lifestyles, social justice and systemic peace.

The purpose of the 2004 Praxis conference is to provide an environment for
?• Deep Inquiry
?• Skill-building Workshops for personal & social transformation
?• Defining our story and honing our strategies
?• Development of a Praxis Think Tank and research body
?• Networking among fellow participants and speakers
?• Exercises in creative imagination and critical thinking
?• Inspiring, empowering and activating ourselves and fellow citizens.

For more information, go to, or contact
Praxis Peace Institute
Georgia Kelly, Executive Director
Carolyn Bloom, Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box 523, Sonoma, CA 95476
Tel: 707-939-2973 * Fax: 707-939-6720

Added February 20, 2004