Peace & Justice Conversations: The Principles of Kingian Nonviolence

Start: 2023-09-25 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2023-09-25 20:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

Just a few days after The International Day of Peace (September 21), Mark Klym, co-founder and co-director of the Phoenix Peace Builders, talks with us about the six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence as a foundation for peace and justice.

Kingian Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation provides students with very effective skills that can be used to confront injustice and build peace within and without. It is based in love and compassion for the other. It provides methods that are neither flight, freeze, nor physically fighting. Rather, it shows a way of peace building that is a better way, with a force more powerful. It provides a structure for conflict reconciliation that is rooted in the best aspects of philosophers and activists such as Gandhi, Tolstoy, Dr. King, Dorothy Day, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer and so many others who promote The Beloved Community. The material Mark will share is based on the writings and actions of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.  Mark's mentors are Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. and David Jehnsen, both who worked closely with Dr. King during the civil rights campaigns of the late 50s and 60s. Through their teaching and ongoing activism, these principles of Nonviolence are effectively used throughout the world today.

Mark Klym is certified by the University of Rhode Island, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies as a Level II Kingian Nonviolence Trainer. He has 20+ years experience in violence prevention programs and is a co-founder and co-director of the Phoenix Peace Builders. Phoenix Peace Builders is dedicated to realizing Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a Nonviolent, just, and compassionate society and working to overcome racism and other forms of violence.

About NHPA’s bi-weekly Zoom Peace & Justice Conversation Series: 2020’s upheavals brought us to a new moment of reckoning and possibility. How do we want to live in the world? What do we value? How can we make the changes we’ve been yearning for? NH Peace Action has been engaged in working for change for decades. We’d like to bring you into these conversations about issues and options for the future.  There is no charge to attend, but your contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated.

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