Center for Nonviolent Solutions

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With Appreciation for the Grand Life of Michael True

Dear Friends and Supporters;   We will not forget April of 2019, a month that brought the departure of two significant peacemakers here at the Center. On Sunday, April 28, fourteen days after board member Paul Ropp died, Center co-founder Michael True passed away. He...

Remembering Paul Ropp

Dear Friends and Supporters; Those of you who live in Worcester will perhaps have learned by now that Paul Ropp, founding member and former Chair of the Board of Directors at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions died April 14 of metastatic melanoma. His rapid demise...

In Solidarity with Amazon’s Workers

Yesterday we made a post encouraging you to shop on Amazon today during Prime Day to benefit CNVS, ignorant of the workers' strike and the global boycott. We stand in solidarity with the workers, and if you can afford to, we encourage you to avoid shopping on Amazon...

Robert T. Jones Talks on Kingian Nonviolence at Claremont Academy

On a snowy Tuesday in February, high school students at Claremont Academy listened with interest as Mr. Robert T. Jones spoke about his migration from tough Bronx kid to teacher of Kingian nonviolence. The Associate Director of Multicultural Education at the College...

Do Men Need Masculinity, Positive or Otherwise?

Ethan Hoffman, doctoral student of clinical psychology at Clark University, speaks on how men and boys can be more prosocial, and less aggressive, in resolving conflicts. Thursday, February 15 5:30-7:00 p.m. Sahara Restaurant 143 Highland Street,...

Remembering Gene Sharp

Re-posted from David Cortright: Gene Sharp, the pioneering and prolific scholar of Gandhian nonviolence and civil resistance, passed away this week at age 90. His life was dedicated to examining the ways in which nonviolent action achieves political change. While...

Meeting of Peace and Justice

A statewide meeting of Massachusetts peace and justice groups convened on Saturday, February 3, at First Unitarian Church in Worcester. More than 50 people attended the collaborative gathering, including Center board members Paul Ropp and Christine Johnson...

Brian Leonard Reflects on Social Justice Happy Hour

Here's a report from Brian Leonard, who shared with us at the October 19th Social Justice Happy Hour his experiment with peace practices in his public school classroom: About 15-20 people attended the Social Justice Forum at the Sahara Restaurant, which offered the...

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