Build a culture of peace, mainstream nonviolence!


Campaign Nonviolence is a new, long-term movement  to mainstream nonviolence and to foster a culture of peace free from war, poverty, racism, environmental destruction and the epidemic of violence.

Campaign Nonviolence invites us to:

  • Practice nonviolence toward ourselves, toward all others, and toward a world longing for peace, economic justice, environmental healing, and effective nonviolent solutions
  • Explore, study, and unleash the principles and methods of nonviolence in our lives, our communities, and our societies
  • Connect the dots and join forces in the long-term struggle to abolish  war, end poverty, reverse the climate crisis, and take a stand against all violence, including the structural violence of racism, sexism, homophobia, economic inequality, and all forms of oppression, and
  • Discover and deepen the power of nonviolence, including the vision and tools for nonviolent change that Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many other people and movements have activated for social and personal transformation.

Campaign Nonviolence was launched with 240 public actions in all 50 US states September 21-27, 2014.  This year the CNV Week of Actions featured 370 marches, rallies, demonstrations, vigils and other events in every US state and in nine countries. See news and pictures from the September 20-27, 2015 mobilization here!

To develop this week of actions, Campaign Nonviolence organized in every state in the country, led skill-building trainings across the nation, completed national speaking tours, established nonviolence study groups nationwide, and was endorsed by over 200 national and local organizations.

Now, we are taking the next steps for 2016. See the full details for 2016 by clicking here, then start working to build the campaign in your region with our campaign tools below.

Here’s what we’re doing this year! See our Next Steps page for further details. Plus, see our CNV Tools and Resources section below for help building Campaign Nonviolence!

1. Taking nonviolent action
2. Fostering a nonviolent culture
3. Expanding nonviolence training
4. Nurturing a movement of movements
5. Spreading resources for peaceful change
6. Building Campaign Nonviolence

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Campaign Nonviolence will march for justice, peace and environmental healing throughout the US and around the world September 18-25, 2016, including the International Day of Peace, September 21. Save the date! Visit our CNV Actions page here!

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Imagine Nonviolent Los Angeles. Nonviolent New York City. Or Nonviolent Kabul.  What would it take to foster a nonviolent city where you live? Campaign Nonviolence calls on communities everywhere to imagine what their nonviolent city would entail; to identify what would be involved in achieving this; and to take concrete steps toward this long-term goal. The Nonviolent Cities Project is a great platform for connecting the dots and nurturing a culture of peace and nonviolence.  Click here to learn more!

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Nonviolence education is key to long-term change by spreading the tools of nonviolent transformation and by training both advocates for change and the larger society. Working with training organizations—and long-time nonviolence trainers—we will identify and organize at least 1,000 trainings and workshops for nonviolent change over the next year.  We call on every local group to host, organize or lead a nonviolence training in 2016. Click here to learn more!

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Connect the dots between issues and movements to create people power for change! Meet with other organizers and members of organizations, campaigns and movements in your city, area or region at least twice for relationship building and to explore the ways to mutually support, connect, synergize and maximize the impact of your collective efforts. Click here to learn more!

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To build the capacity of this movement, Campaign Nonviolence offers numerous resources to support your organizing for nonviolent change, including new books, workshops, social media, and many tools on the CNV website for mainstreaming nonviolence, connecting the dots between issues and movements, building your campaign, and taking training.  Click here to learn more!

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Take the Campaign Nonviolence Pledge. Organize or join a local CNV affinity group. Become a CNV Promoter. Take the CNV Vow of Nonviolence. Click here to learn more!

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