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The following organizations include those that offer tools for personal work, dialogue and conflict-resolution approaches, research institutes, training institutes, and/or approaches to social transformation.
After careful investigation, we believe these organizations and websites are aligned with NVC’s core values and are moving in directions which advance NVC’s vision of a world where everyone’s needs are met peacefully. However inclusion of a link on this page does not imply any endorsement of an organization or information contained on these websites. Because NVC’s focus is on a process rather than on specific solutions to meet human needs, we do not endorse any particular organization’s platform for social change.
www.partnershipway.org ::: The Center for Partnership Studies emerged from the work of Riane Eisler (author of, among others, ’The Chalice and the Blade“ and ’The Power of Partnership“). CPS seeks to promote the values of partnership (egalitarian social structures, empathy, respect, sacredness of life) and to help transform individual consciousness and societal structures based on domination. From the CPS website: ’The Partnership Way reshapes our relationship with ourselves, others, and our planet by taking us beyond conventional labels to a sustainable and fulfilling way of life.“ CPS works to facilitate social change by promoting conscious and committed application of Partnership ideals and goals in seven areas of life, each having its own link on the web: education, spirituality, relationships, culture & society, workplace, environment, and economics & politics. CNVC and CPS have been exploring specific ways of collaborating, especially in the area of education.
www.focusing.org ::: The Focusing Institute promotes the process of focusing, initially created by Eugene Gendlin and now taught and practiced by many around the world. The process of focusing consists of several steps which help individuals liberate themselves from old habits and patterns and become freer to connect with themselves and to receive others more empathically. Learning Focusing can enhance the process of learning NVC.
www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org :::The Global Nonviolent Peaceforce (GNPF) is an international organization which seeks to recruit and train volunteers who will travel to active or potential conflicts anywhere in the world and use their nonviolent skills to bring about peaceful resolutions. Volunteers provide third-party intervention upon invitation, or training to local peacebuilders. GNPF plans to train volunteers in nonviolence, including listening, mediation, and conflict transformation skills. Hundreds of groups and individuals around the world associated with peace have endorsed this initiative. GNPF seeks to work collaboratively with other organizations. CNVC and GNPF are currently exploring ways of collaborating with each other.
thataway.org ::: National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD): NCDD is a Coalition of organizations and individuals who are committed to strengthening and uniting the growing dialogue and deliberation field. Dialogue to Action provides info, tips and resources on organizing dialogues and moving dialogue groups from talk to effective community action. Through the Dialogue Community, the Dialogue to Action Initiative compiles and posts news resources, ideas and events of interest to dialogue leaders.
National Film Board of Canada ::: The “Who's Counting?” Project is a now-national grassroots movement whose aim is to catalyze the exploration and creation of life-affirming, value-based economic practices and policies by promoting the award-winning film “Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics” and the project's accompanying Study, Discussion, Resource and Action Guide. Based in New Zealand, Marilyn Waring writes, teaches and lectures about alternative economics worldwide, and raises sheep on her farm. A description of the video, ordering information, and an extensive list of resources related to alternative economics are included on the web site
www.tikkun.org ::: TIKKUN is both a magazine and a community of people from many faiths and traditions, called together by the vision of healing and transforming our world. The vision includes both the outer transformation needed to achieve social justice, ecological sanity, and world peace, and the inner healing needed to foster loving relationships, a generous attitude toward the world and toward others unimpeded by the distortions of egos, a habit of generosity and trust, and the ability to respond to the grandeur of creation with awe, wonder and radical amazement. TIKKUN promotes spiritual politics, a new bottom line, and specific projects such as Israel-Palestine peace.
www.praxispeace.org ::: The Praxis Peace Institute, a California-based institute, offers forums, workshops, and local and international conferences to address issues relating to peace, conflict resolution, civic action, social justice, spirituality, and belief systems. It is interested in promoting leadership for social transformation. The Institute offers an international major bi-annual conference. 2001 and 2002 conferences were held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Institute is dedicated to building coalitions with like-minded organizations and working cooperatively to build sustainable and respectful civil societies.
www.publicconversations.org ::: The Public Conversations Project promotes constructive conversations and relationships among people who have differing values, world views, and perspectives about divisive public issues. PCP designs and facilitates conversations in which people who have become destructively divided by their differences can deliberately avoid repeating their habitual, unproductive ways of relating and, instead, develop new modes of communicating that lead to mutual understanding, respect and trust. PCP offers downloadable resources on its website, as well as articles and information about its workshops and trainings.
www.forusa.org ::: The Fellowship of Reconciliation is the largest, oldest, interfaith peace organization in the United States. FOR envisions a world of “beloved community where differences are respected, conflicts are addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures are dismantled, and where people live in harmony with the earth, nurtured by diverse spiritual traditions that foster compassion, solidarity, and reconciliation.” FOR is committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change and works to educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally. The FOR website includes many resources and other links related to nonviolence.
www.yesmagazine.org ::: YES! A Journal of Positive Futures is a quarterly magazine which was created to support people's active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Yes! Each issue focuses on a theme, showcasing the work and vision of people worldwide who are engaged in creative change, and offering practical steps that can lead to a world that works for everyone. Past themes include: “Food for Life,” “Art and Community,” “Living Economies,” “Is It Time to Close the Prisons,” and “Can Love Change the World?” The web site features most of the articles in current and back issues, along with discussion guides, links to relevant events and organizations, and a search capability. The Utne Reader calls YES! “the perfect antidote to cynicism”. Yes!
www.compassionatelistening.org ::: Compassionate Listening, a non-profit organization, works for peace, especially in the Israeli/Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The Compassionate Listening Project leads trips to Israel during which participants have the opportunity to be trained in Compassionate Listening and then use these skills with Israeli and Palestinian groups. Compassionate Listening also offers workshops within the United States during which participants are provided with the skills for Compassionate Listening that they can then use for peaceful resolution in their lives.
www.sustainer.org ::: The Sustainability Institute provides research, consulting, and workshops that can foster transitions to sustainable systems at all levels of society, from local to global. The Institute is anchored in the philosophy that unsustainability is the result of living in systems—ranging from families and communities to corporations, governments and economies—that make it difficult or even impossible to meet our needs in ways that are fully responsible to all who are impacted in the present and future. The activities of the Institute are directed at changing systems on all scales, so that individual attempts to meet needs are more likely to result in collectively sustainable actions.
www.follettfoundation.org ::: The Mary Parker Follett Foundation (Conversation on Creative Democracy) promotes developing individual core skills to increase participatory democracy, particularly focusing on skill building in our education systems. The Foundation sponsors an annual October “Conversation on Creative Democracy,” a conference in Boise, Idaho dedicated to the Foundation’s goals. Mary Parker Follett lived in the early part of the 20th century, and her writings about democracy are only recently being explored. She pioneered efforts to bring interconnection and wholeness to governance by creating effective organization that would allow people to connect with each other more fully. “Democracy is the actual commingling of [people] in order that each shall have continuous access to the needs and the wants of others.”
www.earthcharterus.org ::: Earth Charter is an international people’s (not governments, UN or organizations) agreement for a compassionate, just and sustainable world that was written by thousands of folks in 78 countries over the course of 12 years and was launched at the Hague Peace Palace in June 2000. It has the core value of interdependence and calls for economic and social justice, peace, democracy and ecological integrity. The Earth Charter Community Summits are a grassroots effort to bring people together in cities around the world to be inspired to make the Earth Charter’s principles a reality in their lives and communities.
www.newroadmap.org ::: The New Road Map Foundation: seeks to foster a cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world by creating and disseminating practical tools and innovative approaches to personal and cultural change. It promotes love and service as routes to personal and social well-being. The New Road Map Foundation is dedicated to simplicity and self-replication in its programs, so that the process of reaching people and inviting them into transformation will require as few resources as possible. Among its programs are “Your Money Or Your Life” (transforming individuals and collective life by assisting people in becoming conscious of and increasing their sense of choice about money), “Conversations Cafes” (a simple, easily-learnable process designed to contribute to a culture of dialogue and meaningful conversation) and others.
www.berkana.org ::: The Berkana Institute is a global foundation supporting life-affirming leaders around the world. It defines a leader as anyone who wants to help. Since 1992, Berkana has worked with people everywhere to discover new organizational forms, processes, and leadership that affirm rather than destroy life. It uses an understanding of living systems to organize in ways that are interdependent, generous, and self-organizing. The Berkana Institute facilitates and supports on-line and in-person connection among people who self identify as leaders who are looking for support and increased effectiveness.
www.transformingviolence.org ::: Transforming Violence seeks to inspire hope, invite participation, and activate citizen-led transformation. This site contains a lengthy "social inventions" database of organizations and projects that offer opportunities for people to participate in innovative strategies for preventing, stopping, and healing violence. The sites are listed by categories, i.e. Art, Gardens, Music, Reconciliation, etc.
www.wagingpeace.org ::: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: The mission of Waging Peace is to advance initiatives to eliminate nuclear weapons, to foster the global rule of law and to build an enduring legacy of peace through education and advocacy. The website contains articles that provide background information, suggested actions, a speakers bureau, calendar of events, and a petition urging peace. This site also contains an entire Teaching Peace curriculum that could be used for self-study, group-study, or as a curriculum in a school, plus a “how-to” for a Youth Outreach program that could be started in any community.
www.transcend.org ::: Transcend is based on the work of peace scholar and international mediator Johan Galtung. Transcend is an approach to the resolution of conflict by peaceful means using extensive dialogues with all parties, one at a time, to stimulate their creativity about possible outcomes. The website includes full details about this mediation process as it is used in actual international conflicts, with regular updates. It also has lectures, articles and other publications that can be downloaded, and lists trainings in this approach around the world. In addition, the website includes information about Transcend’s on-line and on-site peace university.
www.co-intelligence.org ::: Co-Intelligence Institute promotes wiser forms of civilization that nurture our capacity to respond creatively in ways that integrate the diverse gifts of all for the benefit of all. The Institute works through research, networking, advocacy, education and catalyzing change, guided by a vision of co-intelligence—intelligence grounded in wholeness, diversity, interconnectedness and co-creativity. Rather than focus on any one issue, the Co-Intelligence Institute believes that enhancing co-intelligence will support our collective ability, at all levels, to address societal, economic and environmental problems. Their website contains a wealth of information about many approaches and groups working towards this goal (including NVC).
www.adifferentfuture.org ::: The aim of A Different Future, an interfaith, international NGO of religious leaders, scholars, communication experts, artists and philanthropists, is to strengthen the voice of Palestinians and Israelis who are helping their peoples to work and live side by side. By employing methods used daily in the commercial and political worlds—marketing research, creative advertising, endorsements by popular-culture figures, and socially responsible journalism—A Different Future proposes to disseminate and support the actions of organizations working toward conflict resolution and peace.
www.nonviolentcommunication.com ::: PuddleDancer Press only publishes Nonviolent Communication-related works. Our relationship with our authors is a special one. We deeply respect and appreciate the values embodied in the books and booklets we publish for them, and we’re committed to producing works whose quality, beauty, and universality match that of the ideals of NVC.
www.RivieaPlaySchool.com ::: Riviera PlaySchool is a humanistic, somewhat constructivist, and mindful preschool inspired by Attachment Parenting, and based on principles from leaders in child advocacy such as Bev Bos, Ruth Beaglehole, Alfie Kohn, Daniel Siegel, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Naomi Aldort, and Marshall Rosenberg. Leaders of mindfulness and peace, Thick Nhat Hanh and Mahatma Ghandi, and Jiddu Krishnamurti, who encourages us to 'question everything,' also inspire our school significantly.
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The Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international network, oriented to educational work related to strategic nonviolent conflict. CANVAS was established in Belgrade in 2004. Its founding members, Slobodan Djinovic and Srdja Popovic, were leaders of the Serbian youth resistance movement Otpor! (Serbian for Resistance!), which played an instrumental role in deposing Milosevic in 2000. CANVAS says it sees itself as the successor to a host of non-violent campaigners from India's Mohandas Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. CANVAS has become known for its work with nonviolent democratic movements worldwide through the transfer of knowledge on strategies and tactics of nonviolent struggle.