About the 2-day workshop

See Calendar of Events for a list of scheduled workshops in Canada.

Introduction to the principles and practices of nonviolence as derived from the methods and philosophy espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This workshop is for people interested in promoting peace, nonviolence & social change in their communities. It is useful for individuals who:

• want to build community
• work with young people
• respond to conflict situations
• experience violence or injustice at any level.

It provides a framework for conflict reconciliation.

This 2-day workshop gives participants a comprehensive introduction to Martin Luther King Jr’s philosophy, thinking and strategy. It introduces key concepts and important background information about “Kingian” nonviolence, including core values, conflict analysis, nonviolent historical movements, dynamics of social change, and study of several of the most important essays written by Dr. King.

See Calendar of Events for a list of scheduled workshops in Canada.

For more information, contact nonviolenceworkshop (at) gmail.com. You can register by clicking here.

Workshop facilitator: Amy Dillon, Certified as a Level II Trainer in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation by the University of Rhode Island Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies.

Participants will receive a Briefing Booklet, which was designed by Bernard Lafayette, Jr. and David C. Jehnsen to provide a general introduction to the Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Program.

For those of you who are interested, The Institute for Human Rights & Responsibilities, Inc. (IHRR) has videos of a four-part introduction on why nonviolence training is important, and also provides a preview of the Two-day Core Online course.


This initiative is focused on promoting nonviolence in Canada. I do not have the resources to help with visa applications or to sponsor travel and other costs.  However, I am part of a global network of nonviolence trainers. I may be able to connect you to someone in your country who is certified to give the same workshop I am offering.  Please let me know where you are (email nonviolenceworkshop@gmail.com) if you are interested in knowing whether workshops are being offered closer to you.

There is also a Summer Institute at the University of Rhode Island that supports international participation and may be able to help with sponsors and visas.  The 2013 summer institute will be June 3rd-14th 2013.  See Level I Certification at the University of Rhode Island


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