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I Have Seen the Future—And It Is East Africa

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Reflections on Leadership and the Christian Nonviolent Response to Conflict Ken Butigan’s Presentation at the Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute Kampala, Uganda, January 7-12, 2018   The Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute is an annual, week-long conference held in Kampala, Uganda … read more

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I’m a Haitian

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Journal from Haiti by Gerry Straub Sometimes when I’m driving in Haiti, I make a move that even a Haitian tap-tap driver would not dare to make. I then jokingly acknowledge how crazy the move was by saying, “I’m a … read more

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Death at the Gate

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Ken Hannaford-Ricardi Kabul, January 2018 The number of visitors passing through the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ (APVs’) Borderfree Nonviolence Community Center in Kabul is incredible. Each afternoon, nearly sixty high-school-age students attend free classes to prepare them for the rigorous … read more

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State Legislators to join Nonviolent Training Event at Grace Congregational Church

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

On the weekend of January 14 and 15 Grace Congregational Church, UCC located at 6 Court Street in Rutland will host a two day Nonviolence Training Session to which the general public is invited. Co-facilitators of the event are former … read more

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Bringing Nonviolence to DePaul

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Pace e Bene’s Ken Butigan has recently been featured on the DePaul Newsline for his work promoting nonviolence around the globe. As a senior professional lecturer of peace, justice, and conflict studies at DePaul, Ken has the opportunity to teach … read more

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Pilgrimage to East Africa

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

By Ken Butigan Today I am traveling to Kampala, Uganda.  I’ve been asked again to co-lead a seminar on “Christian Nonviolent Response to Conflict” at the Great Lakes Iniative (GLI) Leadership Institute, January 7-13, with a great nonviolence trainer from … read more

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Looking Back at 2017: New England Associate Pace e Bene

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

By LR Berger, Pace e Bene Northeast Associate This year has been good for all worker bees! Together with coalitions of many organizations and communities I’ve been moved by all the successful vigils, events and campaigns we catalyzed and participated … read more

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The One Prayer We Need

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

Pace e Bene is pleased to announce the release of John Dear’s new book Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence. The book is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. From … read more

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John Dear Speaks to Group near Sandia Nuclear Labs

by Ryan Hall // Pace e Bene

John Dear recently spent the day near Sandia Nuclear labs in New Mexico. One of the attendees, Lisa Sharon Harper recorded John’s talk there as well. She wrote on Facebook the following message with the video: John “took a bunch … read more

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