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


Note from Executive Director
The Future

A lot is happening at FNVW right now. We've been participating in the inspiring 12 Days Free From Violence events hosted by our partners at Twin Cities Nonviolent. And we've been preparing for our own Campaign Nonviolence March and FNVW Strategic Planning Day happening on October 1st. (I hope you'll join us at one or both of these events!) In addition, the FNVW Board and I are having wonderful conversations with our donors, Quaker Meetings, and other stakeholders. Common themes are emerging as we discern the future of FNVW's work.

I am honored to be a part of FNVW and the broader nonviolent social change movement in this pivotal time. The stakes couldn't be higher. We need to fight for our future with everything we've got. The moral arc of the universe bends towards justice when people - like you and I - come together, reach up, grab hold, and pull it in that direction. Thanks for being a part of FNVW's work.

With Revolutionary Love,


Campaign Nonviolence March
Saturday, Oct 1st at 11 a.m.

Campaign Nonviolence Marches will be happening Nationwide on October 1st. 

PJ Hoffman and Zetta Thurow making signs for FNVW's Campaign Nonviolence March.

On October 1st at 11 a.m. FNVW is hosting a Campaign Nonviolence March to uplift the vision of a world beyond violence and a culture rooted in nonviolence.

We will meet at Twin Cities Friends Meeting (TCFM), 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN. Then we'll march to the intersection of Snelling and Summit and back. (1 mile round trip).

After the march, we'll celebrate World Vegetarian Day with a simple vegetarian lunch at TCFM.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Join us!

Campaign Nonviolence Marchers are invited to wear a blue scarf as a symbol for global togetherness.

The Blue Scarf Movement was set in motion in 2008 by a brave group of women in Afghanistan ready to be heard. Blue scarves are now worn around the world as a way for people to express their solidarity as global citizens for a better world.


October 1st Strategic Planning Day

This fall, FNVW will be creating our next 3 year strategic plan. There are many possibilities for FNVW's future. We want insights and input from key FNVW community members like YOU as we discern what lies ahead!
We invite you to participate in an interactive, energizing, organization-wide day of visioning the future of FNVW's work. 
The event will take place on Saturday, October 1st from 9 am - 1 pm. We will meet at Twin Cities Friends Meeting (TCFM), 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN. (A zoom option will be available for volunteers who are not able to join us in-person).
Please RSVP by Thursday to receive a Zoom link or to reserve your lunch!

We will wear masks during the indoor activities.

Planned Schedule: 
9:00 am - Welcome and overview of goals
9:15 am - Strategic planning activities
11:00 am - We'll join peacemakers across the United States in a Campaign Nonviolence March.
In-person participants will march to the intersection of Snelling and Summit (1 mile round trip).
11:30 pmA vegetarian lunch will be provided in celebration of World Vegetarian Day!
12:00 pm - Synthesis and next steps
1:00 pm - Closing
Please RSVP using this form: 
FNVW Strategic Planning Day Sign-Up
Thank you!
Leah and the FNVW Board of Directors

12 Days Free From Violence: Sept 21 - Oct 2 2022 

Twin Cities Nonviolent (TCNV) is organizing 12 days of events that spark an opportunity for citizens to gain awareness of - and engagement with - local nonviolence organizations. Don't miss this chance to connect with other peace organizations and get inspired by their work! 

View the full schedule of 12 Days Free From Violence events at: twincitiesnonviolent.org

FNVW was honored to be invited to the closing 12 Days Free From Violence event taking place on October 2nd at 3 pm at the the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul.

This free event is hosted by the India Association of Minnesota (IAM) in recognition of International Day of Nonviolence and the 153 anniversary of MK Gandhi's birth. The program will feature exhibit tables, key note speakers, Gandhi peace awards, youth contest awards, a short film on Gandhi's life, a conversation about his legacy, cultural program, and temporary exhibit. 

Stop by the FNVW table between 3-4 pm and say hi!


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, October 2nd at 1 pm. Please reach out to donna@fnvw.org for a Zoom link.


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.

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
September 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, Oct 1: Planning FNVW's Future and Campaign Nonviolence March 9 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday, Oct 1: Campaign Nonviolence March 11 am - 12 pm
  • Sunday, Oct 2: Holiday Fair Planning Committee 1 - 2:30 pm
  • Sunday, Oct 2: IAM International Day of Non-Violence Event 3 - 6 pm

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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