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Victimization Stories

Friday, November 10, 2023
Length: 00:34:00
Size: 34mb

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How do you tell the story of a time you have been wronged or betrayed? 

Many of us experience victimization. But when does “victim” become an outdated part of our identity? Brian McLaren offers us: “If victims allow themselves to take an offramp from their victimizing stories, they embrace another way to define their lives.”  

We’re continuing forward with powerful explorations of storytelling as resilience and transformation.


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Meet the Guest Co-Host

Gareth Higgins was born in Belfast in 1975, grew up during the northern Ireland Troubles, and now lives in the US. He writes and speaks about the power of storytelling to shape our lives and world, peace and making justice, and how to take life seriously without believing your own propaganda. He has been involved in peace-building and violence reduction in northern Ireland and helping address the legacy of conflict, received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Queen’s University Belfast, and helped teach the world’s first graduate course in Reconciliation Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

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