Engage in an upcoming conversation on the profound concept of unconditional love, empathy, and resilience for the greater good.

About this event

Gareth Higgins is an author and activist that has been involved in peace-building and violence reduction in northern Ireland. He is a co-founder of the Wild Goose, New Story, and Movies & Meanings festivals. Join us for an upcoming conversation on the profound concept of unconditional love, empathy, and resilience for the greater good.

Gareth Higgins

Born in Belfast in 1975, Higgins 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. He also helped found the Wild Goose, New Story and Movies & Meaning festivals. He leads retreats in North America and Ireland; and he founded The Porch Magazine. He is also the author of the wise and wonderful book: “How to Not Be Afraid”

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