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Nancy Fritsche Eagan

Nancy Fritsche Eagan

Nancy is a practitioner and steward of the Art of Hosting and facilitates organizational and community development through the use of appreciative inquiry, open space, world café, future search and other participatory tools. She is founder and President of All My Sisters and People Potential and has provided consultation, facilitation, and training services to public and nonprofit organizations since 1983. The focus of her work is to utilize guiding principles and values and community relationships to accomplish results in purpose-driven projects that amplify indigenous wisdom, women’s leadership and create regenerative models of economic development and social entrepreneurship.

Rising to the Occasion

Posted on October 17, 2011

It was so busy earlier this month here in New York City with many moving parts and lots to pay attention to. I woke up on Friday morning (October 7) to the announcement that the Nobel Peace Prize 2011 was awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”. I was already planning to go to the book launch for Leymah Gbowee’s, Mighty Be our Powers, held at the Inter-Faith Church Center and sponsored by the National Council of Churches.

Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated the three joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize in handwritten letters. On October 13, he said: “We have an obligation to promote a new vision of society, one in which war has no place in resolving disputes among states, communities or individuals, non-violence is the pre-eminent value in all human relations. And for this, the role of women is crucially important.” Read More »