Buchanan Initiative for Peace & Nonviolence

Kansas City, MO

The Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence believes that peace and nonviolence are the strongest elements of our democracy. In a time where bombs are louder than voices for peace, we must learn to question the obvious, support one another and organize to speak louder.

The Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence (BIPN) is a ten year initiative based at Avila University that involves hosting an Activist-in-Residence annually and a Peace and Justice summit biannually.  BIPN embodies the work of the Sisters of St. Joseph of caring for the dear neighbor by extending the definition of service to examine root causes of inequality.

The Buchanan’s envision a beloved Kansas City community that utilizes peace and nonviolence to free both the oppressed and the oppressor from their lack of humanity. This initiative will change the world by learning from historical peacemaking moments, understanding contemporary issues and inspiring nonviolent action for a better future for all.

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