New “Engaging Nonviolence” Workshops

two New series starting in April.
Info meeting Sat. March 7.

In January, Nonviolent Wilmington launched a new study-action groups to actively engage in the creative power and practice of nonviolence. These short series of weekly two-hour workshops are based on the new workbook Engaging Nonviolence. There are currently two Wilmington groups studying Part One of the book: “Engaging Nonviolence.” 

We invite you to learn more about our peacemaking movement on Saturday, March 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson Street, Wilmington 19802.

We’ll discuss ways that we can work together to create a nonviolent city through the active application of principles of nonviolence from Thoreau, Gandhi, King and others. And we will invite you to join a workshop series.

Participating in an Engaging Nonviolence workshop series will offer you the opportunity to:

  • learn how to respond to violence
  • find ways to live a more just and peaceful life
  • deepen your relationship with yourself and others
  • experience the power of nonviolent social change

New workshops will begin in April.

New participants should begin with Part 1.
Those who have completed Part 1 are encouraged to continue with Part 2.
Part 1 is “Exploring Nonviolent Power” (6 sessions).
Part 2 is “Nonviolence in Practice” (5 sessions).
You may sign up at the March 7 meeting (recommended) or by email at nonviolentwilmington@gmail.com.

Please put our March 7 meeting on your calendar. It’s time for peace-loving folks to join together and begin a campaign for a new society—and a new culture of peace—in our city and state.

PS: New workshop participants will need a copy of “Engaging Nonviolence: Activating Nonviolent Change in Our Lives and Our World.” This workbook contains all three parts of the study-action. Copies will be available for $20 at the March 7 meeting, or you may reserve a book by registering for Part 1. Reduced price or free copies are available for those who cannot pay $20. No questions asked.

Creating Nonviolent Wilmington

INCLEMENT WEATHER ALERT
January 18 – 8:00 am

We intend to hold the Nonviolent Wilmington meeting at 3:00 p.m. today despite the weather forecast. Please drive safely if you decide to attend. Parking is available on the residential streets surrounding the church. If you cannot attend, be assured that there will be other opportunities to become involved in our Nonviolent Cities program.

To leave a message, go to our contact form. https://nonviolentwilmington.org/contact/

Public Meeting and Campaign launch
Saturday, Jan. 18, 3:00 to 4:30

Hanover Presbyterian Church
1801 N. Jefferson St.
Wilmington DE 1980
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Forming ENGAGING NONVIOLENCE study/action groups


Begin a new year of peacemaking on Saturday, January 18, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, when we’ll inaugurate our campaign for Nonviolent Wilmington.

We’ll also introduce you to Engaging Nonviolence, a brand-new study-action program that will actively engage us in the creative power and practice of nonviolence. 

Participating in an Engaging Nonviolence small-group workshop will offer you the opportunity to:

  • learn how to respond to violence
  • find ways to live a more just and peaceful life
  • deepen your relationship with yourself and others
  • experience the power of nonviolent social change

At this meeting we will also discuss additional ways that you can directly participate in creating Nonviolent Wilmington through the active practice of nonviolence.

Please put January 18 on your calendar.


We’ve been preparing the way for Nonviolent Wilmington for several years through efforts such as the Movement for a Culture of Peace and Peace Week Delaware. Wilmington is one of nine cities where an active Nonviolent Cities program is under way. The burgeoning Nonviolent Cities movement is described in detail at the
Pace e Bene website.


 Now it’s time for peace-loving folks to join together and begin a campaign for a new society—and a new culture of peace—in our city and state. We hope to see you on January 18. Can you think of a better way to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?


 
Nonviolent Wilmington Steering Committee
Judy Butler, Alice Davis, June Eisley, Rev. Melissa Lemons,
Rev. Andy Jacob, Jeffrey Lott, Dorothy Medieros, LaVaida Owens-White
 



PS: We’ll have a few copies of
Engaging Nonviolence: Activating Nonviolent Change in Our Lives and Our World for purchase at the group discount price of $20. You may purchase or reserve a book at the same time you sign up for the workshop series.
  

March Today 3:00 – Helen Chambers Playground

CORRECTION: TODAY’S MARCH
Today’s March for a Culture of Peace will begin at 3:00 pm at the Helen Chambers Playground, at Sixth & Madison Streets in Wilmington. An earlier draft version of the march poster was included by mistake in yesterday’s email.

THE MARCH IS NOT STARTING IN RODNEY SQUARE!

The march will proceed as planned through West Center City to the Wilmington Friends Meeting House at Fourth & West Streets, where we will call for Nonviolent Wilmington.

We apologize for any confusion caused by this error.
 

Call for a Nonviolent Wilmington

sunday, september 29, 4:00 pm
wilmington friends meeting house

March for a Culture of Peace will be followed by the call for Nonviolent Wilmington.

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 29 for our public call for a Nonviolent Wilmington. We are inviting all citizens and community leaders to come together as one. 

First, we’ll participate in the sixth annual March for a Culture of Peace, starting at the Helen Chambers Playground (6th & Madison( at 3:00 pm. The brief march will take us to the historic Wilmington Friends Meeting at 401 N. West St.

There, we will learn more about Nonviolent Wilmington and pledge ourselves to be its creators.

This event will be the culmination of Peace Week Delaware 2019. Let us know you are coming by completing our contact form.

Peace is possible!