A powerful question leads to heartfelt stories and tender tears.
Whether pastor, staff, lay leader, or consultant, questions can open space, invite and evoke insight and wisdom from groups and individuals and change entire cultures. Asking good, open, honest, high-level questions is an art and a science.
In Greece, during a time of great upheaval and political unrest, 22 friends, family, and colleagues meet to unlock their hearts and explore the questions: “What do we see happening in our land? How do we feel? What do we practice? What can we do together? And what do we see possible?”
The Circle Way helps women of the Diné, Navajo Nation, as they strive for self-sufficiency, self-awareness, and self-leadership.
The Circle Way creates a safe space for middle school girls to talk about the pressures, joys, and paradoxes of ensuing teenager-hood.
A railroad would become a trail, but who would be allowed to use it? Some felt that it should be used only by people on foot and bikes. Others felt it should also be open to ATVs and snow mobiles. How could these views be reconciled?
How holding a circle in a newly raised yurt was a profound experience for Christine Doyle.
On teaching circle to Europeans primed for leadership and experimentation of processes in Germany, using circle to discuss health, governance and travel in a Zimbabwean village, and leading a circle practicum that brought together diverse groups in Cape Town.
On opening up space for a regular New Year's reflection circle in the bustle of life.
On using circle to allow even the most outspoken activists be heard by each other.
On circle allowing for transformational experiences, creating safe space, and seeing it unite cultures.
On discovering The Circle Way and using circle in an intercultural and international scope.
On calling a circle when everything that could go wrong did go wrong at a conference for teens.
On seeing circle processes catalyse and bring about dialogue around democracy.
One man's story of bringing circle practice from practicum into personal life and creating a "circle of life".
On starting every meeting with circle and how it connects us to each other, the world and the larger issues at play.
On bringing together the circle communities across the nation to get inspired, re-energized and continue this compelling work.
On creating a learning village based on circle principles.
On circles in community, gathering people together to create sacred, safe space to bring about hope, collective action and support for rural-oriented initiatives.
On using circle with teens to honour emotion, pay tribute to important people from our lives and support others through grief.