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Done with violence?
So are we! Join Campaign Nonviolence here:


Build a culture of peace, mainstream nonviolence, take action September 20-27, 2015!

Campaign Nonviolence is a new, long-term movement  to mainstream nonviolence and to foster a culture of peace free from war, poverty, climate crisis, and the epidemic of violence.

Campaign Nonviolence invites us to:

  • Practice nonviolence toward ourselves, toward all others, and toward a world longing for peace, economic justice, environmental healing, and effective nonviolent solutions
  • Explore, study, and unleash the principles and methods of nonviolence in our lives, our communities, and our societies
  • Connect the dots and join forces in the long-term struggle to abolish  war, end poverty, reverse the climate crisis, and take a stand against all violence, including the structural violence of racism, sexism, homophobia, economic inequality, and all forms of oppression, and
  • Discover and deepen the power of nonviolence, including the vision and tools for nonviolent change that Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many other people and movements have activated for social and personal transformation.

Campaign Nonviolence launched this long-term movement September 21-27, 2014 with 239 actions and events in every part of the nation.

CNV marches, rallies, vigils, prayer services, fasts and festivals took place over seven days in September from American Samoa to Maine, from Washington State to Florida, and from California to New Hampshire.  Events also took place in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Canada. See this update for stories and pictures from this week of nonviolence.

To develop this week of actions, Campaign Nonviolence organized in every state in the country, led skill-building trainings across the nation, completed a national speaking tour, established nonviolence study groups nationwide, and was endorsed by over 185 national and local organizations.

Now, we are taking the next step.  We encourage people everywhere to study nonviolence, practice nonviolence, build out the infrastructure of nonviolence, and take nonviolence public — including taking action again next year during Campaign Nonviolence Week of Action II, September 20-27, 2015.

 

See more about what’s next below!

 

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September 21-27, 2014, Campaign Nonviolence launched a long-term movement to mainstream nonviolence and build a culture of peace by organizing 239 nonviolent actions across the U.S. and beyond. Building on this inaugural national mobilization, Campaign Nonviolence is taking the next steps. In 2014-2015, Campaign Nonviolence will:

Celebrate
Set a get-together to celebrate your local action. Brainstorm what you want to do next to build a culture of peace in your community – and in the larger world.

Deepen Nonviolence
Spread the power of active nonviolence for a culture of peace. Form a CNV Study Group to explore the principles and methods of creative nonviolence. Organize a Campaign Nonviolence Skill-Building Weekend in your area. Develop at least one concrete project or activity that spreads and deepens the principles and potential of liberating nonviolence. Take action with national and local campaigns and movements for peace, justice and sustainability. For example, the School of the Americas Vigil in November, the Martin Luther King Holiday events, the Season of Nonviolence (January 30-April 4), Earth Day, Global Climate Convergence spring events, and nonviolent actions focused on the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, to be held in New York City.

Connect the Dots
War, poverty, the climate crisis and the epidemic of violence will not be solved in isolation. Over the next year we call on every CNV Promoter, local group, endorsing organization and pledge signer to build Campaign Nonviolence. Let’s support one another, join forces, and mobilize people power for change, including the concrete policy shifts Campaign Nonviolence is calling for, which you can see here.

Spread the Pledge
Invite people everywhere to take the Campaign Nonviolence Pledge, a commitment to strive to practice nonviolence toward oneself, all others and the world. And explore The Vow of Nonviolence, a powerful commitment to go much more deeply into the nonviolent life. We will be creating online resources exploring and supporting this journey of exploration and action.

Attend the CNV National Nonviolence Conference
Taking place August 6-9, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this national gathering will mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and offer CNV promoters and others with significant opportunities to deepen the vision and practice of nonviolent change. This event will include nonviolent witness at Los Alamos, the national nuclear laboratory that created the first nuclear bombs and continues to design nuclear weapons. Featured speakers: Rev. James Lawson, Erica Chenoweth, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Roshi Joan Halifax, and John Dear. More details on this event coming soon.

Take Action Next September: Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions II
Campaign Nonviolence will again organize a week of nationwide actions, September 20-27, 2015. This annual week of marches and rallies will spread nonviolence and build momentum for concrete steps toward a culture of peace.

Find tools for building Campaign Nonviolence below.

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