Nonviolence in action since 1981


28th Annual Community Peace Celebration 
Rescheduled for August 16, 2024 Due to Weather

28th Annual Community Peace Celebration

August 16, 2024, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saint Paul, 387 Marion St, St Paul, MN 55103

Get ready to spread the love and peace at the 28th Annual Community Peace Celebration on August 16th at Western Sculpture Park! Join us for a day filled with music, dance, delicious food, and uplifting stories of peace. Save the date and let's make this year's celebration the most memorable yet!

The Community Peace Celebration was founded in response to violence that occurred in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul in 1996, a traveling Peace Pole with the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in four languages visited 30 neighborhood sites.

In June of 1997, the first Community Peace Celebration (CPC) was held. It brought healing words from community leaders along with music and dance by local performers  - including FNVW Board Memeber John Ewu - to cultivate the meaning of Peace and a shared vision of cooperative relationships.

The CPC has evolved into a network of neighbors, community organizations, local businesses, artists and youth utilizing their superpowers for peace in one space. This powerful convening seeks to disrupt cycles of oppression, violence, and poverty through art, community health, education, youth empowerment, and reconciliation discussions. 


We're Hiring!
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) - MN
Program Coordinator Job Opening

Friends for a NonViolent World seeks a passionate and motivated individual to join our organization as the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) - MN Youth and Adult Program Coordinator.

This dynamic role is responsible for the overall coordination of AVP-MN’s workshops and activities, working closely with the Executive Director and AVP-MN Council to expand the capacity and impact of our AVP program. The primary focus will be implementing our AVP youth workshop initiative with Minneapolis Public Schools this fall and continuing to coordinate workshop opportunities for youth in Hennepin County.

The ideal candidate enjoys launching new initiatives, is skilled at organizing resources and people to make a positive impact, and cares deeply about the well-being of our community. They will possess a unique blend of relationship-building skills, strategic thinking, and creative follow through. The person in this position will receive AVP facilitator training through participation in AVP workshops and is encouraged to co-facilitate youth workshops as a part of their role.

As the AVP-MN Youth and Adult Program Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to develop your own nonviolence skills while directly influencing the lives of young people, incarcerated individuals, and anyone seeking new ways to handle anger, deal with conflict, and develop healthy relationships. FNVW is eager to hire that special person who can build on our long standing AVP program and help realize its potential for growth in this moment when community-based violence prevention work is so critically needed. 

This is a Part-Time / 20 hours a week position with opportunities to facilitate youth workshops for additional weekend hours.


FNVW is a Quaker-inspired organization that welcomes people from all faith practices as well as individuals with no religious orientation. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as BIPOC, Indigenous or people of culture, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, people from working class backgrounds, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status and others who are members of marginalized communities.

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to Leah Robshaw Robinson at: by July 7th.

The cover letter can be included in the body of the email or as a separate attachment. Review of resumes will begin right away but interviewing will not take place before this date. We will continue to review applications after this date and the role will be posted until filled.  

FNVW is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Summer Solstice Give Away Alert!

We're giving away FREE FNVW CHAPSTICK to celebrate the official start of summer!



1. Follow FNVW on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn

2. Like this summer solstice give away post

3. Tag 2 people in the comments

You have from the first day of summer, Thursday, June 20th, to Thursday, 27th, to enter the giveaway.

Let us know you've entered here: and we'll send you your chapstick just in time for the warm sunny days ahead!


Register for People Camp 2024
Gathering the Community - Growing in Unity

Early Bird Discount Pricing Ends May 31st!

People Camp is a unique, one week, intergenerational community living experience run by FNVW and open to all.  

Early Bird registration begins today! Sign up now to receive up to $40 off each registration.

A 3-day camp option is available again this year.

Check out this year's Workshop and Book Club Schedule

At People Camp you'll discover: 

  • Shared community life and work
  • Opportunities for recreation and connection
  • Inspiring social justice themed workshops and action opportunities

Check out the People Camp Guide or Video to learn more about what People Camp is all about!

"At People Camp I enjoy time together in shared community. I enjoy the trees and creative spaces and watching my kiddos be independent and enjoying free play!" 

Find out more at:


FNVW In the Community

FNVW coloring sheets!

FNVW's Community Engagement Interns Brooke Larson and Thavida Johnston spent June 1st tabling for FNVW at the free, family friendly WaterFest event at Lake Phalen in St. Paul.

They shared information about FNVW's programs and volunteer opportunities with dozens of people interested in taking action for peace and justice. 

Thavida tabling like a pro.


FNVW works to promote and create peace and justice in our community by using the principles and practices of nonviolence to transform conflict and to address the root causes of violence. Your financial support will help us move our mission forward into the future!


Upcoming Events

Community Peace Celebration: Rescheduled for August 16th due to weather

People CampAugust 11th-17th


June 21st, 2024

Friends for a NonViolent World
P.O. Box 4564  | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
651-917-0383 |

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