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Campaign Nonviolence Training

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 6:00 am to Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard T • Cambridge

Dear Comrades in Nonviolence and movements for justice and peace ,


Thank you for your work over these past years and maybe decades.


I don’t know how many of you are aware of Pace e Bene and their current “Campaign Nonviolence”.  (See below for much more information).  They have launched an effort to connect the dots of peace, economic justice and environmental restoration, with nonviolence as the bedrock. There is a Pledge which has been circulating for people and organizations to sign and plans for simultaneous local actions as well as actions in DC. for the 3rd week of September.


To me the appeal of this campaign is not only the opportunity to connect the dots between systemic forms of violence but doing so with the idea/images and values of the nonviolent alternative – building community.


Please join the national coordinator for Pace e Bene,  Ken Butigan and Cathy Hoffman for a training/gathering for New England Saturday April 12 and Sunday afternoon April 13th. The idea is for some NV training and consciousness,  building connections,  sharing stories and strategies across the issues, and to begin shaping some(ideas and plans for coordinated actions in September. Let’s bring together the work of restorative justice with climate justice and economic justice, peace-making with community.


The gathering will take place at Friends Meeting House in Cambridge where (there) this is also limited space for staying over.  Please take a minute to fill in the information below.


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More on Campaign Non(v)iolence






Dear Friends,


Join us in building Campaign Nonviolence --  a new, long-term movement to mainstream active nonviolence for a world free of war, poverty and the climate crisis.  Initiated by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, Campaign Nonviolence invites all of us to:

  •  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 21-27, 2014 in Washington, DC and in cities across the US and beyond.  Launched on the International Day of Peace, Campaign Nonviolence Action Week 2014 will call for concrete policy shifts toward reversing the climate crisis, ending poverty and abolishing war, with an initial focus on banning military drones.  This will be followed by ongoing organizing.

We invite you and your community to consider:


Here is more background:


Campaign Nonviolence

Building a long-term, flourishing movement for a nonviolent world

Spreading active nonviolence for a world free from war, poverty and the climate crisis

Taking nonviolent action everywhere September 21-27, 2014


Campaign Nonviolence organizational endorses include:

Global Exchange, Hip Hop Caucus, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Peaceworkers, Veterans of Hope, 

Changemakers Communications, Oregon Peaceworks, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, and Franciscan Action Network.

RSVP today and join a Campaign Nonviolence training in your region to help build the campaign to mainstream active nonviolence and to prepare for organizing a nonviolent action in your community this September 2014!

Chicago, IL

Saturday & Sunday March 8-9, 2014

Sat. 8:30am-6pm and Sunday from 1-6pm

Wellington UCC Church

815 W. Wellington Ave.Chicago, IL

$50 fee

(Partial or full scholarships available, contact us to inquire)

Facilitators: Ken Butigan and Jerica Arents


Berkeley, CA

Saturday & Sunday  March 29-30, 2014 

Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm

College Lutheran Church

2770 Marin Ave Berkeley, CA

(In Collaboration with Metta Center and Meta Peace Team)


Sunday 1pm-6pm CNV planning: Location TBD


Saturday Fee: Free,  Sunday: $25

(Partial or full scholarships available, contact us to inquire)

Facilitators: TBD


Cambridge, MA

Saturday & Sunday April 12-13, 2014

9am-5pm Sat. & 1:30pm-5:30pm Sunday

Friends Meeting

5 Longfellow Park

Cambridge, MA

$50 fee

(Partial or full scholarships available, contact us to inquire)

Facilitators: Ken Butigan and Catherine Hoffman



  • To equip Campaign Nonviolence Promoters and others to build Campaign Nonviolence in their states and localities
  • To connect the dots between peace, economic justice and environmental healing, with active nonviolence as the foundation for this important work
  • To create plans for building the campaign, including organizing study groups, holding nonviolent action trainings and collaborating with people and organizations working on these issues
  • To share ideas about building a nonviolent action locally in September


  • Sharing the vision of Campaign Nonviolence goals and strategies, including nationwide Fall 2014 nonviolent actions focused on connecting war, poverty, and the climate crisis
  • Presenting key organizing components, including models and methods of successful social change; outreach; pledge-signing; alliance building; nonviolence study and training; affinity group formation; consensus decision-making; social media strategies; and action planning
  • Brainstorming concrete local CNV organizing plans, including applying  and integrating the above components.  This will include brainstorming how to create affinity groups in their communities
  • Gaining skills in facilitating Nonviolent Action Trainings
  • Setting local dates for Nonviolent Action Trainings, CNV organizing meetings, and action planning
  • Brainstorming September 2014 local nonviolent action scenario and the work this event will entail, including creating work committees
  • Building community among the weekend participants

If you have any questions contact us at (510) 268-8765 

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