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Nonviolence days of action

21 September and 2 October 2021  

Download flyer with ideas for this year
Resources here from the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative inviting communities, parishes, groups to celebrate nonviolence through liturgy, discussion and action.

Solidarity Actions: Sheet of ideas to campaign, reflect and pray
Prayer – Vow and Commitment  for liturgy/solidarity action on 2 October.
Nonviolence issue of Justpeace September 2020 with lots of ideas
Educational resources, including 5-session study guide for groups / events  on nonviolence 

Stories that celebrate and illustrate nonviolence 
Exhibition of Heroes of Nonviolence created by students of Miriam College, Philippines 2020
13 stories of nonviolence in action, Waging Nonviolence 2021
Moms on the Streets – women acting as shields, Black Lives Matter protests, USA.  July 2020
Women in Colombia create refuge and safe haven from violence.  February 2020

Video resources
Colombia: Nonviolent Resistance through boycotts and national strike. with SERPAJ, Universidad de la Amazonia and more July 2021
Nonviolence : responding to the Cry of the Earth: inputs from Christina Leano, Global Catholic Climate Movement and Aisling Griffin, Pax Christi EW July 2021
Sister Ann Rose, Myanmar, nonviolent challenge to the military (and discussion guide) Spring 2021
Nonviolence and Advocacy: inputs from Mary Yelenick PCI & USA, reflecting on Advocacy and the UN and Sr Katrina Alton csjp reflecting on Nonviolence and Religious Life and more . March 2021
4 videos produced by Pax Christi International drawing on experiences from Philippines, Fiji, Mexico, Kenya, Palestine, USA and more December 2020
Defining nonviolence (7 m)
Understanding nonviolence (4 m)
Planning for nonviolence(12 m)
Nonviolence in Action (14 m


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Catholic Nonviolence Initiative

The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative is a project of Pax Christi International that began in 2016. Pax Christi International and its Catholic Nonviolence Initiative have participated in the Vatican’s Covid-19 commission and  several essays on the theme of structural violences that have been exposed by Covid-19. Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action 21 September 4 October 2021 …

Educational Resources on Nonviolence

RESOURCES 2022 Nonviolence and Advocacy. A policymakers tool for effective nonviolence. PCI and CNI have drawn on the wide experience of members around the world to create this resource exploring the tools and approaches of advocacy as an effective nonviolent approaches to peacemaking and conflict resolution. An additional resource on the theme here, our 2021 …