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


 Save the Date: Walk for Peace & Justice!

September 30th at 10 a.m.

FNVW invites all groups, organizations and individuals in  Minnesota that promote nonviolence, peaceful conflict resolution and equitable justice to join us at this huge community building and fundraising event!

This event takes place on Day 10 of Twin Cities Nonviolent's annual 12 Days Free from Violence.

Our kick-off location is Brackett Park in Minneapolis. We will walk to the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge for a Hands Across the River Ceremony followed by food, music and speakers at the Danish American Center.

Learn more and register at: fnvw.org/walk4peace

Together we will uplift the vision of a world beyond violence and a culture rooted in nonviolence. 


May Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Workshop

May '23 AVP Basic, Advanced and Training For Facilitators (T4F) Combo Virtual Workshop 

Wednesday, May 10th,  6 pm - 9 pm CST
Saturday, May 13th, 11 am - 6 pm (1 hour break)
Wednesday, May 17th, 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, May 20th, 11 am - 6 pm  (1 hour break)

Sign up now to reserve your spot:

Basic Level Participant Registration Form
Advanced Level Participant Registration Form
T4F Participant Registration Form

Visit our Facebook Event to save it to your calendar!


April-June 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 are seeking submissions for future issues! Review the submission guidelines here and email submissions to: avp@fnvw.org.


Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Friends for a NonViolent World is fueled by the power of our passionate and talented volunteers.

April is volunteer appreciation month and what a wonderful month it has been to be able to reflect on all the amazing individuals who make up the FNVW community, past and present. FNVW is an organization made up of people who work and move with integrity, operating on the foundations of equality and stewardship. The work and change that happens within FNVW is a product of all of you!

FNVW is you, and FNVW would not be where it is today without the amazing souls that show up in spaces with an open heart, ready to learn, and ready to change the world around them. Thank you all for the time, energy, passion, love, and commitment that you share with FNVW.  You all make FNVW what it is, thank you so much!!

 - Samantha Alexander


Earth Day Clean-Up Event Recap

The cold and wet didn't prevent FNVW from celebrating Earth Day at a community clean up and celebration near our office in St. Paul!

Thanks to the Summit-University Planning Council for organizing a fun and successful event. 


Volunteer at the Friends School of MN Plant Sale in May

Come volunteer with FNVW at the Friends School Plant Sale! We're signed up for the set up crew on May 9th, but there are many other positions waiting to be filled.

The Friends School of MN generously hosted the FNVW Holiday Fair the past two years. This is our chance to support their fundraising event!


Volunteer Registration: friendsschoolofminnesota.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer

Make sure to stop by this year's Friends School Plant Sale happening May 12th - 14th!


Upcoming Events

  • Virtual AVP Combo Workshop (Wednesdays & Saturdays): May 10, 13, 17, 20
  • Volunteer at the Friends School Plant Sale: May 12 - 14
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline for People Camp: May 31

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
April 27, 2023

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

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