“Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term movement to mainstream active nonviolence; to build a culture of peace and nonviolence; and to foster a world free of war, poverty, the climate crisis, and the epidemic of violence”.
Members of the Peace Coalition and Nonviolent Carbondale met on June 22nd to begin organizing local public actions as part of the week of Campaign Nonviolence initiated by the Pace e Bene/Peace and All Good Nonviolence Service to be held this September 20 – 27th at numerous locations around the United States. Local groups will be invited to join in creating events with a focus on Nonviolent problem solving and action here in southern Illinois.
The event in Carbondale will use a model established by Nonviolent Carbondale’s (NVC) 11 Days events which, in the past, focused on Peace, Compassion and Food Justice. It will be titled “Campaign Nonviolence-September 20-27th” and will work to pull a variety of local groups together in recognizing our common interests and goals to bring about a less violent world. A concluding event will connect our multiple threads building toward a world free of war, poverty and climate crisis.
Pace e Bene Nonviolent Action Service has produced a number of organizing resources and ideas and is holding periodic calls to talk about developing plans. CNV week September 20-27, 2015. Learn more here.
The Peace Coalition will support three members of our community in attending the August 6-9th Campaign Nonviolence Conference to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A report on their experience will provide part of the programming for Campaign Nonviolence-Sept. 20-27th. Anyone interested in taking part in ongoing planning please contact Hugh Muldoon, 549-1051, or Georgeann Hartzog, 521-4239.