Got 10 minutes? Calling all religious educators
to take our survey!
Peace Centers International's
President, Rev. Dr. Margo Ruark will be presenting a poster session on collective meditation for peace at the
Religious Education Association's annual conference in November. She would like to include data from peace
educators who are active in the field.
Purpose of this study
This study is designed to identify opportunities for religious educators to expand
their role as peacemakers in the community. Our hypothesis is that peace in a community is best achieved through
well-led collective contemplative peace practices. Obtaining data from you is vital to our understanding of how
collective intelligence oriented toward peace can realize a more peaceful world for all. We are polling active
religious educators to determine level of motivation and workable approaches towards refining our
"Religious Educators" is a broad category. In addition to clergy or those
with college degrees in Religious Studies, it may include yoga teachers, life coaches, business coaches,
nutritionists, therapists, health care professionals, teachers, or lay people who work with others
"Contemplative peace practices" may be defined as any number of practices where
the emphasis is discovering, awakening, or amplifying inner and outer peace. This includes various meditation and
prayer techniques, and the inwardly focused parts of other practices including yoga, tai chi, and qi gong. They may
be silent or use words or dialogue, or involve artistic elements.
This survey is only for persons who meet BOTH of the following criteria:
a) Are active religious educators/teachers of spiritual principles (been teaching in the last two
b) Teach/lead/facilitate contemplative peace practices with groups of two or more.
All responses will be kept in strictest confidence. Individual responses will not
be identified, but all data will be combined and analyzed in the aggregate. At the end of several questions is a
comment box for free text. Please feel free to include further explanation of your response. We appreciate your
taking the time to complete this survey. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.
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Questions may be directed to Rev. Dr. Margo Ruark, Peace Centers International,
Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.