Campaign Nonviolence is a new, long-term movement to mainstream active nonviolence –making nonviolence an obvious and natural way of living and of fostering a world that works for all.
How? By studying the principles and methods of nonviolence. By sharing the stories of nonviolence. By striving to live nonviolence. By building the means of nonviolence. And by taking nonviolence public: in our neighborhoods, schools, religious communities, organizations, cities, and societies.
- Practice active nonviolence toward ourselves, toward all others, and toward the world.
- Join people everywhere in building and nurturing a culture of active nonviolence.
- Take nonviolent action together.
- In Campaign Nonviolence’s first year, we will take public action for a more nonviolent world September 210-27, 2014 in Washington, DC and in cities across the US and beyond. Launched on the International Day of Peace, Campaign Nonviolence Week 2014 wiill call for concrete policy shifts toward reversing the climate crisis, ending poverty and abolishing war, with an initial focus on banning military drones.
Beyond 2014 Campaign Nonviolence will continue to build this people power movement for peace, economic justice, healing the planet, and for the well-being of all.
Campaign Nonviolence Update:
Campaign Nonviolence (CNV) is moving swiftly ahead now. Our first CNV state and local promoters conference call will be happening this coming ThurdayJanuary 9th. These promoters will work with us to help organize CNV groups and build this movement throughout the United States and beyond. If you are interested in becoming a CNV Promoter in your region and would like to join us on the call, RSVP here. We are working on a full listing of CNV Promoters by state on our website and will post that soon.
Campaign Nonviolence Florida reports that it is organizing a full schedule of activities across the state this year. This will include using our Engage book in a CNV study group from January through April. Along with that they are sponsoring a Day Without Hate event on April 15 and have invited Pace e Bene’s Kit Evans to speak at local schools. See their full plan here!
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire, and Civil Rights leader Vincent Harding have endorsed Campaign Nonviolence. Join them in building this long-term movement for active nonviolence connecting the dots between war, poverty, and the environmental crisis. Here are ways to get involved!
- Form a Campaign Nonviolence study group
- Hear John Dear and Kit Evans on their national speaking tours
- Read John Dear’s new book, The Nonviolent Life
- Get nonviolent action training
- Spread nonviolence education
- Spread the pledge!
- Become a local or state CNV Promoter
- Do social media
- Form CNV coalitions
- Ask organizations to endorse
- Like CNV on Facebook.com/CampaignNonviolence
- Practice nonviolence in your life and community
- Form affinity groups
- Host action training
- Create a local nonviolent action in September!
Campaign Nonviolence has been initiated by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. Endorsers include: Global Exchange, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Hip Hop Caucus, Peaceworkers, Veterans of Hope, Changemakers Communications, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, Franciscan Action Network, Popular Resistance.