Active Peace is a wise, uplifting, and heart opening guide to healing our relationship to self, others, nature, and the world. Scott Brown has long asked the big question of, “Why do we do so much violence to ourselves, others, and the Earth?” In Active Peace, he identifies the belief in separateness as the root cause and skillfully weaves together the essentials needed to move beyond separateness into the lived experience of deep interrelatedness. Active Peace is not armchair philosophizing: it is a definitive guide to personal and social transformation, including uplifting Restorative Practices, personal stories, pictures, and a comprehensive index to assist the reader in deepening their studies in becoming an active, mindful peacemaker. Rich in practices that cultivate clarity, courage, happiness, and resilience, Active Peace is a guide to the great work of our time – the creation of a nonviolent world.
G. Scott Brown is a leading advocate for bringing the principles and practices of restorative justice to bear on the full range of social issues and transforming activism into peacemaking. He is a life and relationship coach, youth mentor, and trainer who has applied his skills as a restorative justice facilitator and program coordinator, a divorce mediator, a wilderness rites of passage guide, a meditation instructor, and a mentor to youth both in and out of the criminal justice system. He holds a Master’s degree in Ecopsychology and Transpersonal Psychology.