Following in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., famous leader of the American nonviolence movement for Civil Rights, two professors from the United States visited St. Joseph College on January 25 to conduct an introductory training in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Director of the Center for Nonviolence and […]
Congrats to 11 new Level I trainers who completed the PSY478 Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation class at URI and demonstrated proficiency in teaching the 2-Day Introductory course! We hope that this new learning experience will add peace to their personal lives and to the communities they touch. We’re proud! (Top) Paul, Ali Warburton, Jeff Munoz, […]
The Center wishes each of you a peaceful new year! We hope that 2016 will realize more inner peace, peace among families, communities, within countries, and among nations. Let it begin with me.
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PSY478 Special Topic: Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation training course, taught by Prof. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, ended the semester with presentations from groups on their nonviolence direct action projects, ranging from body cams and armed security officers on campus, to responding to self-harm, reducing textbook prices, ending sexual assault, to eliminating gun violence. Following the Six Steps […]
WHAT: Candlelight Vigil WHEN: Monday, December 14 at 5:00PM WHERE: In front of the URI main library The URI Student Nonviolence Involvement Coalition (SNIC) and the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies invite the URI community to a candlelight vigil honoring the victims of Newtown, CT. It’s a small gesture of loving support we can give […]
In the face of terror and the cowardly murders of our innocent brothers and sisters and in response to the terror or war and militarism, we are reminded once again that violence only begets more violence. We are reminded by Dr. King that the choice is no longer between nonviolence and violence, it is between […]
On November 20-22, 2015 Center participated in a panel in a session on Kingian Nonviolence at the Social Conscience Gathering, a national nonviolence conference in Little Rock, AR. Pictured are Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Mary Lilleboe, Kay and Paul Bueno de Mesquita. In commemoration of the end of the American Civil War, the Civil Rights and Voting […]
Inner Peace Research Project The Center is excited to announce the establishment of a new Inner Peace Research Project. Inner Peace Research will be a collaborative effort among URI faculty, staff, and students whose teaching and research interests intersect with the exploration of various forms of inner peace. The initiative will be led by Geshe […]
The 6th Annual Rhode Island Gandhi Essay Contest is underway, kicking off on October 2, Gandhi’s birthday. We look forward to having eight graders from all middle schools and home schools participate. Each year we are delighted with the time and effort students put into researching about this great man, and presenting their insight and […]