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Event for WoMen has a global focus

CREATING a more balanced world is the aim of an international conference taking place in the region next week - sponsored by a boy band star.

The Soul of WoMen event hopes to encourage more nurture, insight and compassion globally. It takes place at the Allanton World Peace Sanctuary on June 23, focused on the topic ‘How can we create a more balanced world, wherein qualities within us all are working in harmony?’

The day long event will feature talks, workshops and group discussions and the highlight presentations from three influential change-makers who will be speaking about important transformational work which is bringing powerful healing in the world:

* Rika Saionji, the sanctuary’s vice president is a Steiner educator and teacher of core values embedded in the prayer: ‘May peace prevail on earth’

* Writer, academic and activist Alastair McIntosh, who is the author of the 2001 book “Soil and Soul; people versus corporate power”

* Lesley Howells, head of the Maggie’s cancer care centre in Dundee

Delighted at the line up, sanctuary director Caroline Uchima said: “Soul of WoMen 2018 is a change-making conference for the global community that will explore the question of harmonising masculine and feminine energies. The conference aims to provide people with skills which they can use after the event for their own personal development, and to empower people to affect change and achieve balance in their own communities and the wider world.”

Soul of WoMen is supported by UNESCO Director-General, Irvina Bokova and sponsored by pop star Harry Styles, former frontman of One Direction. Proceeds from his Harry Styles Live on Tour 2018 are going to good causes globally – including Allanton. It fits into Harry’s Treat People With Kindness initiative.

The Soul of WoMen initiative was launched in Tokyo and the last European conference in 2016 featured speaker Mhairi Black MP. Caroline said: “All over the world Soul of WoMen is bringing people together to work on creating a better world through the balance of masculine and feminine energies- replacing “competition” with “collaboration” and transforming global consciousness by emphasising qualities like nurture, insight and compassion.”

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