We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.


Note from Executive Director
Hands for Peace Intergenerational Art Project

Photos courtesy of Friends School of Minnesota

We had so much fun with students from the Friends School of Minnesota and residents of the Hamline Hi-Rise this week! On November 15th, FNVW facilitated the first of two-part intergenerational art project that explores ways we can use our hands to build peace in our community. 

When you make a donation to FNVW, you make community peacebuilding events such as this one possible. Thanks for your support. We can't do it without you. 

With Revolutionary Love,


FNVW Holiday Fair
Online Pre-Sale Starts on Friday!

The FNVW Holiday Fair is a special opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit of peace, gratitude, giving back, and loving your neighbors. It's a craft sale and social event you won't want to miss! It's also FNVW's biggest fundraiser of the year.

A wide variety of holiday gifts, unique craft items, candles, soaps, handmade winter accessories, discounted gift cards to local businesses, used books, desserts, Quaker Treasures, Christmas trees, wreaths, delicious home-cooked meals and much, much more will be for sale at the fair. Proceeds support local artisans and FNVW's violence prevention work.

Join us as a shopper or have fun as a Holiday Fair Volunteer! Lots of volunteer shifts and roles are still available and we need your help to fill them.

Online Pre-Sale:

November 18th-27th 

FNVW Holiday Fair Online Shopping Website

In-Person Event Dates: 

Fri, Dec. 2nd: 1-9 pm
Sat, Dec. 3rd: 10 am - 4 pm 


Friends School of Minnesota
1365 Englewood Ave, St Paul, MN 55014  

Volunteer at the Holiday Fair:

A whole variety of volunteer opportunities are available. Find the one that fits you and sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up Form

Donate an Item to be Sold at the Holiday Fair:

FNVW Holiday Fair Donations Form


Volunteer at the FNVW Holiday Fair!

The 2022 FNVW Holiday Fair

Friday, December 2nd,1-9 pm
Saturday, December 3rd,10 am - 4 pm

The Friends School of Minnesota
1365 Englewood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

Kickoff the Holiday Season by volunteering at FNVW's biggest fundraising and social event of the year!


  • Meet others who share the same values about peace and justice.
  • Help raise money for FNVW by doing things you already love.
  • Support FNVW’s violence prevention and nonviolent social change work.
  • Get your holiday shopping in after your shift ends.
  • Participate in activities, crafts, games and socializing.
  • Have fun with your friends and family by inviting them to volunteer with you!

Help Support FNVW during Give to the Max Day 2022

During Give to the Max Day 2022, FNVW needs to raise $5,000 to continue engaging members of our community in conflict transformation and nonviolence trainings, workshops and actions.

Please encourage your friends and family to support FNVW's work by sharing our Give to the Max Day donation page with them:


Because the need for FNVW's programs is so great, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) - USA has agreed to match donations to FNVW up to $1,000. Your support today will help us bring new people into our AVP - MN program as workshop participants and facilitators. Together we can build the healthy, safe, nonviolent communities we all need to thrive!

Checks payable to FNVW can also be mailed to: 

P.O. Box 4564
St. Paul, MN 55104

Please put "GTMD 22" in the memo line. 


November 2022 - AVP Inside Out Newsletter

The AVP Inside Out Newsletter publication provides an opportunity for members of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) community, inside and outside correctional facilities, to connect with one another about the effects of violence on us all and the strategies we use to transform the violence in our lives and communities.

Click on the links below to read the past two issues.

We welcome your contributions to AVP Inside Out! Review the submission guidelines here. Please email submissions to: AVP@fnvw.org.


Job Opening! FNVW Volunteer Engagement Specialist

The dynamic Volunteer Engagement Specialist role develops opportunities for volunteers to be deeply engaged in every facet of FNVW's work. This part-time position helps grow FNVW's capacity and impact by recruiting, training and supporting new FNVW volunteers and student interns. They also play a key role in planning, implementing, organizing and coordinating the volunteer and community engagement opportunities that drive FNVW's mission forward. FNVW is eager to hire that special person who can build on the organization’s strong volunteer program and help it realize its full potential. 

Send resume and cover letter to Leah Robshaw Robinson at leah@fnvw.org.  Please put “Application for Volunteer Engagement Specialist” in email subject line. Position open until filled. Learn more at fnvw.org/jobs

Community Peacebuilding

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FNVW is working hard to expand the reach and impact of our programs. Social media is a powerful way to engage more people in our work. 

We need your help to increase FNVW's visibility on social media.

Here's what you can do: 

  • Take a moment right now to follow our pages
  • Like and share our social media posts
  • Volunteer to create social media content to help tell FNVW's story and promote events.

Now is the time to support the principles and practices of nonviolence that FNVW's programs champion. Your financial support will help us move our mission forward into the future!


FNVW E-Letter
November 17, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Tues, Nov. 15th and 22nd: Hands4Peace Intergenerational Art Project
  • Nov. 18-17: FNVW Holiday Fair Online Pre-Sale
  • Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3: FNVW Holiday Fair

Friends for a NonViolent World
393 N Dunlap Street Suite #450E | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
(651) 917-0383 | info@fnvw.org

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