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


Note from Executive Director
Why FNVW Matters

As a species, humans have the knowledge and resources to solve the problems we face. What we need is the ability to communicate and cooperate with each other. We need to learn how to be in real, authentic, equitable relationships with one another. We need to develop skills for resolving our conflicts nonviolently so we can break cycles of violence. We need to courageously come together to change exploitative and extractive systems designed to hoard wealth and power in the hands of a few.

Too often people who are oppressed and people working for social justice unproductively fight with one another. Powerholders masterfully pit us against each other to break movements and derail our momentum for change. That is why the world needs organizations like FNVW. FNVW teaches skills for engaging and transforming our conflicts so we can stick together even when things are hard. And FNVW provides opportunities to use nonviolence as a tool for creating the systemic changes we need.  

We may be small, but from little things big things grow. Please help us expand the reach of our life changing programs by making an end of year gift to FNVW. Every dollar donated gets us closer to raising the $9,000 we need to balance our 2022 budget. Thank you for supporting FNVW's work.  

With Revolutionary Love, 


Become an FNVW Volunteer!

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) is fueled by the power of volunteers! If you are looking to join a team of engaged and passionate people working to make real change, we have a place for you at FNVW. 

We are especially seeking volunteers for the following roles: 

  • Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Producer
  • Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Editor
  • Event Planner
  • Volunteer Engagement Team Member
  • AVP Workshop Facilitator
  • Advocacy and Outreach Team Member

Complete the online Volunteer Interest Form and we'll schedule a time to connect with you!


Save the Date for People Camp 2023!
August 6-12

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

At People Camp you'll discover: 

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

3-day and 7-day camp options will be available again this year!

Check out the People Camp Guide 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!" 


January Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Workshop

In the context of a supportive community, you'll discover your power to build safer communities and transform conflict and frustration in your life! 


January 2023 AVP Basic, Advanced and Training For Facilitators (T4F) Combo Virtual Workshop

Thurs, Jan. 12th, 6-9pm CST, with a 30 min. break
Sat, Jan. 14th, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break
Thurs, Jan. 19th, 6-9pm, with a 30 min. break
Sat, Jan. 21st, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break

Sign up now using the  AVP-MN Combo Community Virtual Workshop - January 2023 Registration Form to guarantee your spot!


Gift Cards to Local Businesses for Sale! 

We have a few gift cards to local businesses left over from the Holiday Fair. Contact leah@fnvw.org if you'd like to purchase any of the following. Just name your price! Items can be mailed directly to you.

One Hour Photo Shoot from Sapphire Photography

  • Studio or outdoor 
  • Includes touch ups
  • Valued at $250

Great Clips
Complimentary Hair Cut

  • Three certificates are available
  • Valued at $20 each

December 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.


Follow FNVW on Social Media!

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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 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Thursdays and Fridays, January 12, 14, 19 & 21: Virtual AVP Combo Workshop

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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