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A few workshop materials:

Some Nonviolence Quotes

Nonviolence Vocabulary

The Violence Spectrum Exercise

(For more materials like this, see Engage Exploring nonviolent Living)

3 faces of violence (Galtung triangle)

Nonviolence in your daily life

Forms of power

7 misperceptions and reasons for NV

Nonviolandia: create your own Nonviolent community (also see the drawing below)

Nonviolence in Society

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action (by Gene Sharp)

Compass Toolkit for Human Rights Education

Center for Non-Violent Communication (and this PDF on the 4part_nvc_process).


8 ways to defend against terror nonviolently (Article by George Lakey, on Waging Nonviolence)

A look at the newest additions to the nonviolence canon

Why being human matters, for the people of Gaza and the world (Article by Stephanie van Hook for Waging Nonviolence)

Mary Elizabeth King on Civil Action for Social Change, the Transnational Women’s Movement, and the Arab Awakening (Interview by Nina Koevoets for Theory Talks)

For more articles/news see:

Waging Nonviolence, Samen Voor Vrede (Dutch – ‘Together for Peace’) or Satyagraha Foundation

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Websites/ Organizations

For educational materials:

see Pace e Bene and their Mainstreaming Nonviolence Campaign,  as well as Metta Center for Nonviolence and Training for Change. For more strategic materials go to Albert Einstein Institution (founded by Gene Sharp).

For Nonviolent Communication go here and for NVC games see the GROK website.

For Peace education in schools look at this school in the USA and the Schools for Peace in The Netherlands (in Dutch).

For an excellent number of historical examples:

see this Nonviolent Database of the Swarthmore college

For organisation about third party conflict intervention see:

Nonviolent Peace Force, Peace Brigades International, and Christian Peace Maker Teams

For some communities where nonviolence is a core value see:

The Arch Communities (“communauté de l’Arch” in France based on Gandhi’s philosophy),Plum Village (founded by Buddhist monk Tich Nath Han), or look for communitites at the Global Ecovillage Network, such as (in Europe) Findhorn (Scotland) and Tamera (Portugal).

Key Videos

Find more videos on our separate page.


Wangari Maathai

Nonviolence Hero’s:

  • A Long March to Freedom (Nelson Mandela)
  • Invinctus (Nelson Mandela)
  • Selma (M.L King)
  • Gandhi
  • Taking Root (Wangari Maathai)
  • The Lady (Aung San Suu Kyi)

Social movements/protest

  • Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Liberia)
  • Singing Revolution (Estonia)
  • Budrus (Palestine)
  • Five Broken Cameras (Palestine)
  • A Force More Powerful (4 short films)
  • Every Day Rebellion (Egypt, Ukraine, Iran and others)

A few books


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