As the eastern seacoast prepares for the incoming hurricane, the organizers at Campaign Nonviolence North Carolina are still hard at work preparing for next week’s CNV Week of Actions. Even while preparing for potential emergencies, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina still found time to sign a proclamation declaring the official Campaign Nonviolence Week. In Raleigh, Mayor Nancy McFarlane also proclaimed the week of September 15-23 Campaign Non-Violence NC Week for the city. Impressive to see local leaders prioritizing nonviolence even while other concerns arise.
Campaign Nonviolence NC organizer Barbara Molinari Quinby says, “Nonviolent action takes many forms, not the least of which are the methods of civil discourse–dialogue, active listening, compromise, and consensus. In order to build a nonviolent world, a more perfect union, we have to be able to communicate with each other. This is what our founding fathers did.”
Sue Woodling adds about the goals for CNV North Carolina, “Campaign Nonviolence utilizes the most powerful means of compassion and creativity, struggle and resistance, healing and forgiveness to mainstream active nonviolence. Active nonviolence is a journey addressing the violence in our lives. It is a sacred journey from violence to wholeness. It is motivated by a desire for justice where human beings relate with one another justly and lovingly in all actions including advocating for basic needs for all such as needs for affordable housing which promotes a nonviolent way of living.”
Congratulations Campaign Nonviolence NC for your organizing successes so far. We will be keeping you in our thoughts as the hurricane heads your way.
Check out the nonviolence proclamations below and a list of events planned for the week of actions in North Carolina.