From the very first screenings of our documentary, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, audience members were keen to learn more about the issues explored in the film. They asked us to guide them to resources that would allow them to further explore their own unfolding journey toward a more just, compassionate and sustainable way of life. In response to this need, we have created the Peaceable Journey online guide.
We offer the information and resources in this guide to foster the spirit of discovery, and critical thinking. Our goal is not to put forth final answers, but rather, to encourage thoughtful dialogue. We believe that each person is on a unique journey, and though we are happy to share what we are learning ourselves and how we are trying to live, we make no pretense of telling other people what to think or how to be in the world. These are questions of conscience that each of us must grapple with and answer for ourselves. That said, we do present ideas and factual information that in many ways challenge widespread practices and commonly-held beliefs, with the hope that others might become inspired, as we have, to re-examine their relationship to other animals and the natural world.
We have taken great care with the choice of organizations and resources referenced in this guide. In doing so, we have given priority to smaller organizations whose work is of national or international relevance and whose vision, uniqueness and integrity has influenced our own journey, as well as resources that we feel viewers of our films will find especially useful or motivating. We have done this because we believe some of the best work, done for the most altruistic reasons, goes largely unrecognized in today’s over-commercialized world, and in our own way, we hope to help change this. We also believe that involvement with smaller organizations potentially offers a better sense of what work is actually being done and why, as well as the opportunity to have a more meaningful and personal connection to the organization and the people doing the work. We also encourage involvement in organizations that have a local or regional focus. Thinking globally while acting locally is still one of the most powerful ways to make a difference. Please bear in mind that Peaceable Journey is not intended to be an exhaustive directory, and that there are many excellent resources and organizations not listed in this guide.
We welcome your feedback on any aspect of the Peaceable Journey guide, as well as your suggestions about how we can improve it. Our filmmaking, and our work as educators, is community-based, and inherently collaborative. Please join us!
James LaVeck and Jenny Stein
Producer and Director of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
Co-founders of Tribe of Heart
Peaceable Journey site hosts
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