On December 8th, 2014 by James ODea

The Conscious Activist: Audio Excerpt I (5 min)

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James' new book, The Conscious Activist, is already topping bestseller categories. On December 9th it is being released and can be purchased with immediate shipment. Here is a short 5 minute audio excerpt, including a song James picked himself ("The General") to accompany this glimpse into one of the more striking accounts of his personal journey with Amnesty International.


On December 5th, 2012 by James ODea

Interview with The Yoga Hour

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Everyone is an Ambassador for Peace: Audio

cid:image007.jpg@01CDB827.2527E7E0 Everyone an Ambassador for Peace: How a Shift in Consciousness is Changing Our World for Good and We Can Be Part of It
James O’Dea
on The Yoga Hour Online Broadcast


James O’Dea, former Director of Amnesty International’s Washington DC office and faculty member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, joins Rev. Ellen Grace O’Brian from the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment for a breakthrough conversation about the transformation of global consciousness that is changing hearts and minds and bringing the potential for real peace to our doorsteps. Discover how it all begins with choosing peace for yourself and for everyone else. O’Dea writes: Choose peace as a compass for your inner life and for every relationship in the world, and you will get the biggest wake-up call of your life.

James O’Dea is a renowned figure in international social healing who has conducted healing and reconciliation dialogues for 20 years and was director of Amnesty International’s Washington, DC, office for over ten years. His work as co-director of the Social Healing Project led him to Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, and Northern Ireland. The lead faculty of the popular Peace Ambassador Training hosted by the Shift Network, James is also on the extended faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and is its immediate past president. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Peace Alliance. 



On November 16th, 2012 by James ODea

Interview with Simran Singh 11.15.12

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James O'dea: Cultivating Peace

November 15, 2012
Hosted by Simran Singh

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A comprehensive roadmap for today’s peace ambassadors In providing theoretical and practical guidance for facilitators of deep dialogue between perpetrator and victim, O’Dea strikes deep chords of optimism even as he teaches us how to face “the heart of darkness.” His poetic, soulful voice calls readers to new ways to think about peace-building in our personal and professional lives.

On August 22nd, 2012 by

New Dimensions Radio

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Justine Willis Toms of New Dimensions Radio hosts James O'Dea for "Peace: The Real Game Changer"

A worldwide radio broadcast on Wednesday, September 5 – 11, 2012

(hosted by Justine Willis Toms) Program #3442


It will be airing the week Sept 5 – 11, 2012 (broadcast week begins on Wednesdays) on stations throughout the U.S. and Australia. You can also hear it streaming for free on the New Dimensions website for two weeks beginning Sept 5th or you can download at that time for a small fee. Go to

This interview (#3442) will remain as part of the New Dimensions archive of over 950 other dialogues.  New Dimensions is working in partnership with Stanford University Library to digitize their entire archive of over 6000 hours of deep dialogues with hundreds of the most innovative movers and shakers on the planet.  More hours are added to the archive every week.

Description of the program:

Airing   September 5 – 11, 2012

Peace: The Real Game Changer with James O’Dea

Topics explored in this dialogue include:

•             How a much deeper peace movement is emerging beyond polarities of us versus them

•             How to stop the passing of our cultural wounds from generation to generation

•             How can we deal with the distraction of media clutter

•             How is outer peace related to inner peace

•             How can we build a field for dialogue that goes beyond blame and victimhood

•             What are the positive memes that are going viral

•             How cultivating gratefulness can lead to better health

•             How is the internet changing the dialogue

Program #3442

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