Author Visit: Andrew Forsthoefel, speaking on becoming trustworthy & listening our way to peace

Wednesday, April 176:00—7:00 PMThe Lois M. Anderson Community RoomThe Newbury Town Library0 Lunt St. , Byfield, MA, 01922


Becoming Trustworthy
  |  Listening our way to peace 

Trustworthy listening is an artful skill that must be learned by committed practice. A spiritual and political technology rooted in love, this work and way of life is an integral ingredient in all peacemaking work: with the self, in our relationships, and between nations. We cannot heal if we cannot listen.

  • Why don’t we listen?
  • What would change if we did?
  • What is trustworthy listening and how does it happen?
  • How do we begin?

In this talk and facilitated discussion, author Andrew Forsthoefel will open up a conversation on the function of trustworthy listening. Drawing on his year-long initiation walking across America, Andrew will wonder aloud about this beautiful and essential practice: the practice of living with and for one another, the practice of loving the world and ourselves, the practice of receiving, respecting and trusting—the practice of trustworthy listening.

Andrew Forsthoefel is a speaker, peace activist, and author of the book Walking to Listen. His narrative work has appeared on This American Life and The Moth. He teaches trustworthy listening at schools and community centers as a path to peace. He lives in western Massachusetts and his work can be found online at

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