Welcome to FDCW's Articles

Welcome to our Articles page, where thought, practice, and insight converge. Here, you’ll find a curated collection of writings that delve into the principles of Universal Education, the transformative power of the 16 Guidelines, and the shared wisdom of our global community. Each piece is a stepping stone to greater understanding and a testament to the power of mindful reflection.

Social Impact

Prison work with the 16 Guidelines

In this video David Machles talks about how he’s been using the 16 Guidelines to work with prisons. David used the 16 Guidelines in anger management workshops at a prison through the FPMT’s Liberation Prison Project. He found the program to be effective in helping the prisoners develop skills to manage their emotions and improve their relationships with others.

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Universal Education makes an impact in Mongolia

Our Facilitator Cecilia Buzón spent a week in Mongolia in September last year and has done some outstanding work in sharing a full variety of our secular activities working with 16G within different segments of the local community, including a pilot session of our upcoming programme 16G for children and teens.

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Universal Education in Prisons

David Machles, from North Carolina, USA, began his journey into the 16 Guidelines in 2008. He felt inspired to offer the 16G program in prisons working with adult and juvenile prisoners as well as staff and volunteers. He developed a 16G for prisoners curriculum called Building Inner Strength.

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16 Guidelines at Southland Hospice

At Southland Hospice in Invercagill – the southernmost city in New Zealand and one of the southernmost cities in the world – Kala Dostal led a 16 Guidelines weekend workshop, attended by 22 people. Participants share their response to the workshop.

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