"Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Through the teachings of Dr. King, Nonviolence Chicago infuses high doses of nonviolence through community members and role models to change the prevalence and status quo of violence. Using a collaborative community-based approach founded on the theories and practices of nonviolence and relationship building, Nonviolence Chicago works with the highest risk ("in-risk") individuals and the communities in which they live.
Kingian Nonviolence is a philosophy and methodology that provides the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary for people to pursue peaceful strategies for solving personal and community problems. This approach is critical if the epidemic of violence is to be eradicated. Nonviolence is a systematic framework of both conceptual principles and pragmatic strategies to reduce violence and positive peace.
Building the Beloved Community
"The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a Beloved Community." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.