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Our Vision

Posted by Justin Norman
04.23.14

Imagine a world with dignity, justice, and peace for all.
A world with the tools to challenge the spiral of war, poverty and environmental devastation. And a world where we apply these tools to our own lives as well as our larger society. Our mission is to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolence education, community-building, and action.

Pace e Bene is bringing that world into being one person, one group, one organization at a time.

Pace e Bene’s vision is rooted in the spiritually grounded practice of active nonviolence. For Pace e Bene, nonviolence is an effective principle for social change – and a powerful way of life. For two decades Pace e Bene’s unique approach has been transforming lives and reaching people around the globe. Since its founding in 1989, over 30,000 people have taken 700 Pace e Bene workshops to gain tools for more healthy relationships and to create a new society.

Pace e Bene has offices and associates in Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago, New England, Montreal, Australia and a growing number of partners and trainers in the US and around the world.
Together we work with individuals, organizations, and movements to strengthen their efforts to abolish war, protect human rights, end poverty, challenge injustice, heal the planet and to meet today’s profound spiritual task: to build a more just, peaceful and nonviolent world

Together we work with individuals, organizations, and
movements to strengthen their efforts to end war, protect human rights, challenge injustice, and to meet today’s profound spiritual task: to build a more just and peaceful world.

Recent Posts

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Preventing Communal Violence in Salem, OR

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

In response to recent uptake in verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags. violence in various parts of the United States, including the state of Oregon and even … read more

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Campaign Nonviolence Organizer Shot with BB Gun During Action

by Ryan Hall // Campaign Nonviolence

Recently we were contacted by our friend, Monica Juma, who is an action organizer in Memphis, TN.  During a peace vigil they were holding for the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions, she was shot in the arm with a bb-gun, … read more

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Nonviolent Options and Just Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

On October 6 and 7, the University of San Diego’s Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture hosted a conference entitled, “The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace/Just War in Dialogue.”  This event was a follow-up to … read more

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