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


Note from Executive Director
The Power of Community

People Camp is a week-long, intergenerational community living experience that FNVW holds each year. Last week we celebrated 50 years of People Camp!

Over 80 people cooked together, ate together, danced together, cleaned together, learned together, swam together, did tai chi together, sang together, played together, talked together, listened together, grieved together, laughed together and did life together. 

Was it always easy? No. Do I miss it now that I am home? Yes. 

Photo collage of People Campers in action.

Photos of People Campers in action

At People Camp we agree to live together in a spirit of generosity, reciprocity and mutual responsibility for the wellbeing of the whole. This experience is an antidote to the individualistic, scarcity mindset that is tearing our nation apart.

People Camp is a place to practice living together in honest and authentic ways, even when it is uncomfortable or challenging. It is worth the effort. 

Our deepest power to build a just and equitable society emerges when we unify across our differences to create a community where we all thrive. That is what People Camp is all about. 

My deepest gratitude to the People Camp Planning Committee and to the whole People Camp 2022 community for our amazing time together.

With Revolutionary Love, 

People Camp 2022 Group Photo

People Camp 2022 group photo


September Virtual AVP Combo Workshop


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

The three day workshop schedule is:

Friday, Sept. 23rd 5-9pm CST, with a 30 min. break
Saturday, Sept. 24th 11-6pm, with 1 hour break
Sunday, Sept. 25th, 9-4pm, with a 1 hour break

Sign up now using the  AVP-MN Combo Community Virtual Workshop - September 2022 Registration Form to guarantee your spot!

Where: The entire workshop will take place via Zoom. We are happy to provide technological assistance if you have any questions about Zoom.

Who: All are welcome to attend. No prior experience necessary. 

Cost: The suggested fee to participate in this workshop is $25 - $100. We understand that not everyone may be able to afford this, and no one is turned away due to lack of funds. 


Request for Items to Sell at the FNVW Holiday Fair

The snow might not yet be in the air, but planning has already started for the 2022 FNVW Holiday Fair Fundraiser and Social Event!  

FNVW would love your assistance gathering the following items to sell at the Holiday Fair:

  • Handmade crafts
  • Donated services
  • Used books
  • Quaker Treasures
  • Desserts
  • Donated items from local business

Sign up here to help: 
FNVW Holiday Fair Donations Form


Interested in being on the Holiday Fair Planning Committee?
Our next meeting is Sunday, August 21st at 1 pm. Please reach out to leah@fnvw.org for a Zoom link.


August 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.


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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.

This is a historic moment where communities are re-imagining public safety and how we live in relationship with one another. 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 in 2022!


FNVW E-Letter
August 18, 2022

Upcoming Events​​​​​​​

  • Sunday, August 21: Holiday Fair Planning Commitee, 1 pm
  • Friday-Sunday, Sept 23-25: 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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