Our Mission

  • To institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence as a transformative educational process that reduces human suffering and promotes a global beloved community.
  • To foster mutual understanding among people, in which nonviolent processes are used to reconcile conflicts and to build peaceful, sustainable, and inclusive communities.
  • To collaborate with and strengthen relationships with other organizations, agencies, and governmental departments engaged in peacebuilding and nonviolence work at the local, national, and global levels.

What We Do

To accomplish this mission, the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies organizes and provides training and education opportunities for individuals, organizations, and communities seeking to engage in the fundamental study of nonviolence and peaceful alternatives to conflict and violence.


Based on this original vision, the Center serves as a keeper of an important legacy of nonviolence inspired by Dr. King and handed down by Dr. LaFayette.