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


Welcome Samantha Alexander! 

FNVW is thrilled to introduce Samantha Alexander, FNVW's new Volunteer Engagement Specialist! She started this week and jumped right in to assist with Holiday Fair preparations. She is looking forward to meeting everyone in the organization in the weeks ahead. Welcome Samantha!

Note from Samantha: 

Hello everyone! My name is Samantha Alexander, and I am so excited to be joining FNVW as the new Volunteer Engagement Specialist. I am inspired by the work that FNVW engages in as a social justice organization. I am committed to working towards continuing their mission of a world free from violence and the threat of violence.

I have had the privilege to work in different roles in nonprofit and Human Services organizations since 2017. I am passionate about my work, and my love for all people is what motivates me to do the work that I do. I am currently enrolled at Metropolitan State in the Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership program. In my free time I like to read a good book or get outside with my husband and children. I look forward to meeting and connecting with the large community behind FNVW and their work! 

Samantha can be reached at: samantha@fnvw.org

Samantha Alexander
FNVW Volunteer Engagement Specialist


The FNVW Holiday Fair is Here!

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 

Learn more at: 


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 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. Thank you to the Holiday Fair Planning Committee for your passion and dedication!


Hands for Peace Intergenerational Art Project

In November, FNVW facilitated a two-part intergenerational art project that explored how we can use our hands to build peace in our community.

Students from the Friends School of Minnesota joined seniors at Hamline Hi-Rise to share and create together. Participants really enjoyed the chance to connect! The clay hands for peace that they made together will be for sale at the FNVW Holiday Fair this weekend. Thank you to the Hamline Midway Coalition for funding this project.

A special thank you to Donna Roost for the inspiration and all the organizing work that made Hands for Peace possible! We hope it is the first of many peacebuilding collaborations between FNVW, the Friends School of MN, the Hamline Hi-Rise and the Hamline Midway Coalition. 

Photos courtesy of Friends School of Minnesota


It's Not Too Late to 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

We still need volunteers to make the Holiday Fair a success. Join in the fun!!


  • 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!

Support FNVW with an End of Year Gift

FNVW's work is made possible through the support of individual donors, like you, who believe a better world is possible. Please help keep FNVW's community peacebuilding programs going strong in 2023 by making an end of year gift to FNVW.


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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
December 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • 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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