We all belong to a narrative, a story that informs who we are, where we come from, and what we stand for.
At BL4P, we believe in sharing our stories with one another and writing new chapters together. We are passionate about stories that acknowledge our common humanity and compel us toward a future of peace.
Change begins within ourselves. As we experience the power of forgiveness in our own hearts, we see how this peace affects our relationships with others. We believe that any conflict, whether big or small, can be overcome through love and forgiveness.
At BL4P, we strive to provide spaces where differences can be understood and opponents can be reconciled, so we can truly experience peace and unity.
The opportunity to meet and work with a diverse community of participants allows us to build something very special. It allows us to confront the stereotypes that divide us.
At BL4P, we see community as the building block for peace, a safe place in which we are encouraged to ask questions, to find common ground, to challenge one another's ideologies, and to learn from one another.
Creating a community of peace is just the beginning. It requires respect for one another as well as a willingness to learn from one another’s experiences and ideas that will move us to make a difference.
At BL4P we use creative and interactive activities to encourage each participant to contribute what they know and what they envision for their community as we seek to understand peace and find ways to move toward it.
Not only do we respect the diversity of those represented in the communities of peace we build, we CELEBRATE it. We celebrate the unique gifts, talents, and viewpoints of those represented and take every opportunity to learn about the beauty found within our exchanges.
At BL4P. we celebrate dance, music, art, and faith. We celebrate our shared humanity and the ways in which we look different. We celebrate the goals that we create and work towards together.
A leader is someone who demonstrates what is possible, and more specifically at BL4P, that peace is possible. As leaders of peace, we believe that everyone can be a peacemaker, so we boldly invite others into the peacemaking process. But before mobilizing others, we must first model peace in our own lives.
At BL4P, we are always looking for innovative ways to spur one another on toward working for peace.
Peace begins with understanding. We strive to model, maintain, and teach a learner’s posture, starting from a place of curiosity and a desire to learn from each other.
At BL4P, we believe in facilitating spaces where participants are free to ask questions, learn from each other, delight in this learning, and cultivate their own sense of curiosity about the world, and about all the beautiful people that reside in it.
We believe that peace is possible because everyone can be a peacemaker. It starts with individuals like you and me. But imagine if people from all nations, religions, languages and cultures came together with a common hope. T
At BL4P, the invitation is open to everyone. Join us today in working toward a future of peace.