James O'Dea

James is currently Co- Director of The Social Healing Project funded by the Kalliopeia Foundation. This work has led him to Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, N.Ireland and elsewhere. He is a member of the extended faculty of The Institute of Noetic Sciences and its immediate past President. He was Executive Director of The Seva Foundation, an international health and development organization and, for ten years, was the Washington Office Director of Amnesty International. James O'Dea is a renowned figure in international social healing who has conducted healing and reconciliation dialogues for twenty years and was director of Amnesty International's Washington, D.C., office for over ten years. His work as co-director of the Social Healing Project led him to Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, and Northern Ireland. The lead faculty of the popular Peace Ambassador Training hosted by the Shift Network, James is also on the extended faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and he is its immediate past president. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Peace Alliance.

Redefining the Peace Movement

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador (Shift Books) We are witnessing a tidal shift in...

The Inner and Outer of the Gulf Oil Deluge

I have noticed that there are significant numbers of people praying and meditating about the deluge of oil spilling into the Gulf.  Marianne Williamson...