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DC Peace Team Deploys Unarmed Protection Unit During Unite The Right Rally

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.16.18

Below is a great example of nonviolence in action. Friends of Pace e Bene and organizers with the DC Peace Team attended the recent Unite The Right Rally in Washington DC to protect all those in attendance and promote nonviolence. … read more

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Proclaiming The Week of Peace and Nonviolence in Oakland, NJ

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.13.18

At the borough council meeting on July 25, Lauretta Patron asked the mayor and council to issue a proclamation declaring September 15-23 a week of peace and nonviolence in Oakland, NJ. (As seen in the video below.) Then at the … read more

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Seize The Time

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.08.18

by Pace e Bene board member George Paz Martin Also posted on the United for Peace and Justice website Every time we view the news in the paper or on television or the internet, we are struck by the tragic … read more

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Breaking Through the Normalcy of Los Alamos on Hiroshima Day

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.06.18

By Rev. John Dear, also posted on Common Dreams   Driving up the two-lane mountain road along the red and orange wall of rocks on one side and the shocking sheer cliff down to the sagebrush valley far below on … read more

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Coming Up! Nonviolent Strategy Workshops with Activist/Author Rivera Sun

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.03.18

Building a culture of active nonviolence requires growing your community’s knowledge of how nonviolent action works to create change. Author/Activist Rivera Sun is touring and teaching this year, offering talks and workshops on strategy for nonviolent movements. Many Campaign Nonviolence … read more

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Reflection on Elin Ersson’s Action

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.02.18

By Veronica Pelicaric   Artist, translator and activist Kazuaki Tanahashi says that while participating in peace and environmental work he has come, albeit unconsciously, to confirm four commonplace truths:  No situation is impossible to change.  A communal vision, outstanding strategy, … read more

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The Moment of Truth Beckons

Posted by Erin Bechtol
08.01.18

By Ken Butigan   “Truth is such a rare thing, it is a delight to tell it,” poet Emily Dickinson wrote in the 19th century. These days, the truth seems even rarer than usual—and must therefore be told all the … read more

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From Protest to Paradigm: Two Keys to Success in Our Nonviolent Revolution

Posted by Erin Bechtol
07.31.18

by Michael Nagler, photo by Alex Radelich, also published on Tikkun Apathy can only be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal which takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite, … read more

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READ THE NOTES FROM THE JULY CNV CONFERENCE CALL!

Posted by Erin Bechtol
07.30.18

On June 28th we held our monthly National Campaign Nonviolence Conference Call.  We discussed the events coming up during the Week of Actions Sept. 15-23, 2018.  If you missed the call, you can read the notes or listen to the audio … read more

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Criminalizing Sleep: Why We Must Do More to Address the Homelessness Crisis

Posted by Erin Bechtol
07.17.18

by George Cassidy Payne Going inside is something most of us take for granted all day long. Most of us can go inside a cafe to buy a cup of coffee without causing an awkward situation. We can go inside buses … read more

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Proclaiming The Week of Peace and Nonviolence in Oakland, NJ

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

At the borough council meeting on July 25, Lauretta Patron asked the mayor and council to issue a proclamation declaring September 15-23 a week of peace and nonviolence in Oakland, NJ. (As seen in the video below.) Then at the … read more

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Seize The Time

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Pace e Bene board member George Paz Martin Also posted on the United for Peace and Justice website Every time we view the news in the paper or on television or the internet, we are struck by the tragic … read more

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A Radical Prayer for All the Children

by Erin Bechtol // Home Page News

Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. With reflections on each continent, wildlife, and homelessness among many more topics, John Dear guides us … read more

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