People, communities, and organisations around the world contribute to active nonviolence and just peace. Here are just a few where you can learn, find tools and resources for your own work, and find kinship with other practitioners of nonviolence in your area.
Alternatives to Violence Project: A training program that enables participants to deal with conflict and violence in new and creative ways. AVP has national sections all over the world and offers training workshops for nonviolent conflict resolution.
Cure Violence: Resources on understanding and treating violence as a health issue. Cure Violence stops the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control.
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict: Resources including webinars and publications all together in an extensive, multi-lingual library.
Metta Center for Nonviolence: Large selection of podcasts, inspiration, online events, and radio programming relating to nonviolence.
Nonviolence International: Educational materials and training programs in English, Spanish, Korean, and Arabic.
Nonviolent Peaceforce: Publications including strategic planning, academic publications, and manuals.
On Earth Peace: OEP works with leaders and communities using the principles of Kingian Nonviolence.
Pace e Bene: Full bookstore of peacebuilding resources and books, along with cards, flags, and t-shirts relating to peace and nonviolence.
Peaceful Societies: Alternatives to violence and war: Hosted by the Department of Anthropology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The website introduces groups of people who effectively foster interpersonal harmony and who rarely permit violence or warfare to interfere with their lives.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Features a number of books and CDs relating to nonviolence and restorative justice.
Examples of active nonviolence
- Holy Trinity Peace Village (Kuron, South Sudan)
- Tent of Nations (Palestine)
- Civil resistance vs. ISIS, by Maria Stephan
- Nonviolent civilian-based defense (Metta Center)
- Restorative justice (Centre for Justice and Reconciliation)
- Conflict transformation, by John Paul Lederach
- Trauma healing, by Eric Brahm (For example: STAR marks 10 years of trauma healing)
- Sample applications of a just peace approach to Iran, Syria, drones, nuclear weapons, and ISIS.
Unarmed civilian protection:
- Nonviolent Peaceforce
- Christian Peacemaker Teams
- Operation Dove
- On October 19, 2016, the missions of Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, the Netherlands and the Philippines to the United Nations hosted a briefing on unarmed civilian protection. This two-minute video introduced the session. To view, use this password: nojustwar