Center for Nonviolent Solutions, Worcester

posted by Mike on August 21st, 2009

After more than a year of planning and organizing, the Center for Nonviolent Solutions is fixing to open in Worcester.


The group “seeks to promote alternatives to violence in resolving conflict at the local, national, and international levels.” They’re having a kickoff event at the Worcester Public Library October 17, and will be housed in an office at the Friends Meetiing.

In my time in Worcester, most of the new projects for explicitly “nonviolent” solutions have been started and maintained by very small, often ad hoc groups. These projects have tended to be reactive and short-term. A larger, institutional group that can manage long-term, proactive projects could be just what we need.

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  1. On August 24, 2009 at 21:15 Nicole said:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am glad to hear about this Center and wish them much success and efficacy.

  2. On May 7, 2010 at 10:18 JP Marosy said:

    This is a terrific new resource for anyone who is dedicated to promoting nonviolent solutions. There’s a great libarary at the office on Pleasant Street and lots of great info on the website

  3. On January 10, 2011 at 11:29 John Paul Marosy said:

    The horrific murders in Arizona point to the need for educating about nonviolent solutions in every community. The Center deserves the active support of all of us.

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