Violence and Social Change

My presentation is about violence and social change. I am going to discuss Marshall Rosenberg’s idea of social change. The presentation will begin by discussing Johan Galtung’s idea of how direct and structural violence are supported with cultural violence.
The aim is to enlighten people on how direct and structural violence function in societies and how Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication could support changing the structures. Those that have participated on this course really found it informative. Consequently, I want to enrich a wider audience with it.
[Thie event is organised in frame of Time for Empathy 2022]


When: 12 March 2022, 18:15-19:45 CET (Berlin time)
Language: English
Cost: FREE
Recording: We will record this event and make it available to other people, if the quality is satisfying. We may also use parts of the recording for marketing and publicity across a range of media. If you do not wish to be recorded, then switch off your camera and microphone for the whole duration of the session.


To take part in this event, register to the “Time for Empathy” here:
Note: Register only ONCE and receive access to all “Time for Empathy” workshops organised from 7 to 13 March.
Watch the invitation to this session:


About the speaker:
Mary Lilian Akhere EhidiamhenMary Lilian Akhere Ehidiamhen
Mary Lilian Akhere Ehidiamhen is presently a doctoral researcher and assistant at the Research Unit of Theological and Comparative Ethics, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She majors in Theological Ethics with specific interest in Social and Peace Ethics, Personalistic Ethics, Contextual theology, (African) Theology of Liberation and Transformation, Religion and Social Transformation. Her academic orientation involves paying attention to the experiences of human beings from their frame of reference (context) and its relationship to their belief system. This is realized through paying attention to people’s needs and bringing them into dialogue with academics in an interdisciplinary manner. She is interested in contributing to the realization of SDG 4 and 16 goals of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, her research focuses on how Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication can contribute to Catholic Social Teaching on peace and address the violent conflicts and contribute to peacebuilding in Nigeria and beyond, to promote social change, love, justice, peace, and strong institutions.

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