Benjamin von Mendelssohn is a healer, dancer and choreographer. He has been living and researching in Tamera since 1998 where he now serves as a next-generation leader. He has been co-leading The Global Love School since its inauguration in 2012 and currently directs the Grace Foundation for Humanizing Money.
Martin Winiecki was a Tamera student in peace education and currently serves as the coordinator of the Tamera Institute for Global Peace Work. He is an activist and writer and works on establishing a global network for Terra Nova.
Benjamin and Martin will share about their engagement for a future without war and their present project living research for a realistic system change. For nearly forty years, Tamera has been working toward a model for a new global peace culture. Tamera is one of the most radical societal experiments of our times. Around 170 people live and work in this international peace research center, engaging with the issues of ecology and technology for regenerative autonomy in water, food, and energy; cooperation with animals; new ways of raising children; building communitarian forms of coexistence based on trust and transparency and most essentially, healing love, ending the war between the genders, and dissolving the collective trauma.
The event will include a presentation of the latest book by Tamera's co-founder Dr. Dieter Duhm, Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love. The book encapsulates the vision for a new Earth gained in this decades-long research and a plan for how a new planetary movement could prevail over the existing reality of war and exploitation.
"When the informational matrix of peace becomes more powerful than the information of violence, the steering impulses of violence in the human genetic system will be extinguished. The vile war epoch would thereby come to its end. Through a history of murderous violence, humanity’s genetic system switched to a mode of fear and withdrawal; through elementary processes of trust and building community it will shift to cooperation and solidarity. We can give evolution a new direction when we succeed in flipping this central switch and entering new information into our genetic systems."
--Dieter Duhm in Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love