“In an unprecedented overall strategy to prevent violent conflict, Dr. Elworthy develops a whole systems approach to the building of peace worldwide, from the local level to regional and national and global levels.” The article was published in the first edition of Kompass, a magazine dedicated to cultivating a culture of peace.
In the article “Love in a Time of Hatred” that appeared on the website OpenDemocracy Scilla formulates a compassionate, determinate and courageous response that aims to build peace in the face of hate. It describes the importance of unity, building bridges and empowering local people as well as the important role that women need to play to establish this.
This 7-part Intensive on Love and Values at Work was prepared by Scilla and Hein Dijksterhuis, as a result of a Learning Lab entitled "Strengthening Inner Perspectives In Leadership Development On Love and Forgiveness". It took place at Vista Allegre, Brazil, in April 2015, and was funded by the Fetter Institute.
International Public Policy Review
After her lecture at UCL last December Scilla made time for an interview with International Public Policy Review. Scilla and Alex spoke about social entrepreneurship, the power of social media and the relevance of autheticity and real stories to be heard. Read the full interview here.
A Nobel Spirit
Forbes magazine wrote a wonderful article about one of the projects Scilla visited last summer. Read the article here to learn more about Bobby Dekeyser's inspiring project and Scilla's impression when visiting the village project in Barangay Bagalnga, the Philippines.
Salt - 16th November 2015
Salt published a list of "The world's 100 most inspiring women" and featured Scilla as #32 "of the greatest female change agents – visionary women who are shattering the glass ceiling, changing innumerable lives for the better, and having a positive influence all around the world.“ Find the complete list of female change agents here.
Scilla elaborates on her perspectives on the role and significance of Millennials in an interview that was conducted just before her keynote to the Deutche Welle Global Forum in June 2015.
"Millennials feel that the moral compass has disappeared. Many express the need for a sense of purpose at work, and to align what they do every day with what’s happening in the wider world. They say they want to make a contribution, to feel there is meaning in what they do."
On the final day of the Global Media Forum 2015 and while I had only a couple of hours to pack my luggage and depart from Bonn to Frankfurt and catch my return flight to Tehran, I got the chance to talk to a leading British peace-worker and women rights activist for a 15-minute interview for Iran Review.
In her book "Pioneering the Possible," Scilla Elworthy seeks to empower readers to be agents of change. Elworthy, a keynote speaker at the Global Media Forum, talks to DW about consciousness, inner power and values.
Fostering peace within is more important than ever for young people, particularly when you’re growing up in a world that seems to be without it.
"International Women's Day may be celebrated every year, but in this year of 2015 we women need to wake up and start thinking about what - worldwide - we can do about violence against women.
What do women endure?"
Co-authored with Anne Baring.
Working with leaders like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, Scilla Elworthy has learned that inner work is the most important prerequisite for effective leadership.
Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr Scilla Elworthy, says rethinking the definition of success encourages businesspeople to devote their skills to the good of the planet.
Living in alignment with our own values is important for our personal wellbeing, and can also help us to have a more positive impact in our wider communities and on the natural environment too. Being mindful of how we embody our values is also a vital part of leadership; having the potential to inspire others to follow suit. In late November, some of the NOW team attended the Natural Leaders Now conference in London, which explored many of these themes. In this post Research Volunteer, Nicola Round, reflects on her experience of the event.
True pioneers are fuelled by their vision of how a new world could be, and dare to take on what has never been done before. Now, when so few people have any vision at all of the future, the pioneering spirit embodies the kind of leadership so deeply needed on the planet.
Dr Scilla Elworthy, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and a recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize will speak about her forthcoming book on inner power for effectiveness in the world at the festival.
And international peace-building at the highest level in the modern world will be revealed by Dr Scilla Elworthy, founder of conflict resolution NGOs, Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct, as well as advisor to Nelson Mandela's The Elders.