Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

Affirming the vision and practice of active nonviolence at the heart of the Catholic Church. A project of Pax Christi International.

Useful links

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.

Organisations

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

Unarmed civilian protection:

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