Integral Justice Warrior: Compassionate Conversations

Diane Musho Hamilton Integral Justice Warrior, Leadership, Perspectives, Video, World Affairs 3 Comments

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ntegral Justice Warrior is a new show with Diane Musho Hamilton and Corey deVos, where every month we will take a close look at some of the most challenging cultural issues and fault lines of our time — as well as the communication skills we need in order to heal these shared wounds and begin to close the gaps between us.

Why “Integral Justice Warrior?”

“Social justice warrior” is a pejorative term often used to describe an increasingly reactionary wing of the political left who use social justice causes in order to prop up their own egoic self-validation and increase their social currency — rarely coming from a place of authentic principle or conviction, and often using progressive-sounding language while enacting these ideas in very oppressive and dominating ways.

But in the backlash against “social justice warrior” culture, there are many who are concerned that the virtues of social justice are being thrown out with the bathwater of “SJWs”, and that a proud lineage of warriors, champions, and heroes of social justice are being cast in a shroud of irony and cynicism.

An integral age is on the horizon, and genuine four-quadrant social activism is more needed today than ever. And considering Diane’s background as mediator, facilitator, zen master, and integral teacher, there is no one better to help us learn the art of integral warriorship.

We want you to be a regular part of this show. Each episode, we will take questions from our viewers, giving you an opportunity to talk with Diane in real time. So we invite you to join the live discussions as often as you can, and to offer us feedback whenever you feel like you have something you want to share. And be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart

The definitive guide to learning effective strategies for engaging in open and honest conversations about divisive issues.

When a conversation takes a turn into the sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond to someone you disagree with. Compassionate Conversations empowers us to transform these conversations into opportunities to bridge divides and mend relationships by providing the basic set of skills we need to be successful, including listening, reframing, and dealing with strong emotions. Addressing the long history of injury and pain for marginalized groups, the authors explore topics like intersectionality, power dynamics, and white fragility, allowing us to be more mindful in our conversations. Each chapter contains practices and conversation starters to help everyone feel more prepared to talk through polarizing issues, ultimately encouraging us to take risks, to understand and recognize our deep commonalities, to be willing to make mistakes, and to become more intimate with expressing our truths, as well as listening to those of others.

Purchase Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart on Amazon.

Diane Musho Hamilton

About Diane Hamilton

Diane is a uniquely gifted, playful, and awake group facilitator, consultant and teacher of Integral Spirituality and Zen. She is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, and has collaborated with the Integral Institute and Ken Wilber since 2004, developing the Integral Life Practice seminars and the Integral Spiritual Experience global events.

Corey deVos

About Corey deVos

Corey W. deVos is the proverbial "man behind the curtain". He is Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of KenWilber.com. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.

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  1. Grace and peace!
    Enjoyed listening to you! I am deeply into reading my way through some of Ken’s work currently, so hearing what I am reading about discussed on a “real world” level intelligently is very helpful. I am looking forward to the next episode!
    Pace E Bene. Namaste.

  2. Thank you Corey & Diane! Really enjoyed the conversations and your perspectives and insights and was pleasantly surprised that most of the callers and questions were synchronized with issues I’m grappling with. Love it when the universe talks back at me like that! I took away things that are rippling through me right now! Look forward as always to more!! :heart::pray:

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