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


Note from Executive Director
Join the FNVW Board of Directors

With our 2023-25 Strategic Plan in place, FNVW is boldly moving forward as an organization. I invite you to be a part of the action by joining the FNVW Board of Directors!

The Board keeps FNVW focused on our mission and provides organizational leadership and oversight. It's a fun and creative team. 

This is a time when we are all called to stretch ourselves to use our gifts to their fullest capacity. Our future depends on it! Maybe the FNVW Board is just the place for you to be the change you wish to see...

With Revolutionary Love, 


You're Invited!
People Camp Reunion 2023


The People Camp Reunion is a month away! This a time of connection and fun — you can meet up with those that have joined us at People Camp before, or you can bring friends that are interested in learning more. 

ALL are welcome. Bring friends, family, and a potluck dish to share!

  • When? Saturday, February 25th 
  • What Time? 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
  • Where? Twin Cities Friends Meeting
    1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN

New 2023-25 FNVW Strategic Plan


The FNVW Board is excited to share with you the new 2023-25 FNVW Strategic Plan. Thank you to the hundreds of people who participated in FNVW's strategic planning process last year. The energy and wisdom of our stakeholders provided invaluable insight and guidance. 

We invite you to check out the complete FNVW 2023-25 Strategic Plan which includes the five main strategic priorities named below plus the goals we've set that will put this plan in motion and move our mission forward.

We look forward to sharing more details about our vision for FNVW's future in the weeks ahead. 

FNVW's 2023-25 Strategic Priorities 

  1. Increase our revenue to allow for sustainability and growth.
  2. Unify and align our programs to strengthen FNVW’s identity and impact.
  3. Develop relationships with people and groups that do similar work in advocacy and nonviolent action to broaden our reach, increase FNVW’s visibility, and build our collective power.   
  4. Expand FNVW’s conflict transformation offerings to address and prevent violence
  5. Engage youth (under 18) and young adults (18-30) as program participants and volunteers to invest in the future.

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!" 


March 2023 Alternative 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! 

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

Thurs, 3/2, 6-9pm CST, with a 30 min. break
Sat, 3/4, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break
Thurs, 3/9, 6-9pm, with a 30 min. break
Sat, 3/11, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break

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


New Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Series
The Six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence - Then and Now  

The gains made by the Civil Rights Movement under Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership demonstrate what can be accomplished through strategic nonviolent action. But how much do we really know about MLK and the nonviolent activism of the Civil Rights Movement? How do we continue to move King’s vision forward in our world today?

Join host Jarren Peterson Dean and guest Peter Digitale Anderson in an exploration of the moral values and beliefs that guided MLK's life and activism. Each short episode in this series features one of the six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence and includes queries for further reflection. 

Peter Digitale Anderson is the Director of Formation for Peace Catalyst International, where he trains and coaches activists in skills for peacebuilding, nonviolence, and community organizing.  

This episode series was hosted by Jarren Peterson Dean and produced by Leah Robshaw Robinson, with audio engineering by P.J. Hoffman.

Peter Digitale Anderson is the Director of Formation for Peace Catalyst International. Learn more at: peacecatalyst.org

After listening, please consider sharing with your networks on your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) Include a few sentences about what you liked or learned along with a link to the episode.


Make a Difference in Your Community - Volunteer at FNVW!

Meet new people, learn new skills, and enhance current ones by volunteering at FNVW! We have a variety of options— including remote, hybrid, & in-office ones— fit for any lifestyle. 

Complete the online Volunteer Interest Form or call 651-917-0383 and we'll connect with you to explore more options!


A Day in the Life at FNVW

The FNVW office was hopping this week as as team of volunteers worked on the FNVW tax letter that gets mailed out to all our 2022 donors this time of year.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the mailing. Your energy and commitment gives FNVW life.

And thank you to all our beloved FNVW donors. You make our work possible!

FNVW Board Clerk Mike Texler and St. Thomas Community Engaged Learning Student Charlie Caven hard at work.


Upcoming Events

  • People Camp Reunion! Saturday, February 25th, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. (In-person)

  • Next Virtual AVP Combo Workshop: Thursdays & Saturdays, March 2, 4, 9, & 11 

Check out the new FNVW calendar at: fnvw.org/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
January 26, 2023

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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