Host a Pace e Bene Speaker in Your Community!


Pace e Bene speakers are available to speak in your community on the power and principles of nonviolence, as well as on their particular areas of specialization. Generally, a 45-60 minute presentation is followed by a question and answer period with the audience, though Pace e Bene will tailor the event to meet your needs.

Speakers & Topics

2014 Campaign Nonviolence National Speaking Tours! John Dear and Kit Evans will be speaking in communities across the country promoting Campaign Nonviolence

Click here to learn more about hosting John Dear or Kit Evans.

Also available as a Campaign Nonviolence speaker:

Brian Terrell:

Brian is a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. He lives and works at Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker Farm in Maloy, Iowa. He is also a CNV Promoter in Iowa.  Brian travels around Iowa and beyond, speaking and acting with communities that are working for justice and peace. His travels include participation in delegations to Palestine, Iraq, Bahrain and Afghanistan and he has been invited to speak in many European venues. In recent years, Brian has been active in resistance to remote controlled murders by drones with friends in Nevada, New York and Missouri and on May 24, 2013, he was released from a six month federal prison sentence for participating in a peaceable assembly in protest of drones at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Email Pace e Bene ( to request a speaking event with Brian!

Upcoming events with Brian Terrell:

March 29, 2014 Concord, NH : Ground the Drones


Other available Pace e Bene speakers:

Ken Butigan

  • We All Matter, We’re All Connected, and We’re All in This Together: Getting Down to Business of Building a Nonviolent World
  •  The Possibility and Power of the Nonviolent Life
  • St. Francis of Assisi’s Nonviolent Journey: A Story of Our Time
  • Read more about Ken Butigan and these topics

Veronica Pelicaric

Terry Rynne

Friar Louis Vitale


Host responsibilities:

In addition to speaking fees and logistics (travel, accommodations), hosts are asked to:

  • Secure a venue: It is the responsibility of the host to provide venue arrangements, setting the time, location, and equipment for the event. It is up to the host to choose the most beneficial location for the event, i.e. sometimes churches or schools may provide the space free of charge, but other times they require a rental fee. The host will assume the cost if there is one.
  • Assist with Pace e Bene resource sales during the event: Generally, we ask that the host provide a person to staff a Pace e Bene resource table (books, CDs, DVDs, t-shorts,  cards, etc.).  Depending upon the location, Pace e Bene may be able to provide someone to fill this role.
  • Circulate Pace e Bene sign-up sheets: Pace e Bene will provide the host with blank sets of the Pace e Bene newsletter signup sheets.  We find they work best to have at the door for when people arrive and leave but also passed around during the event.

For information about fees and logistics, please contact Ryan Hall at 510-268-8765 or