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Nonviolence For A New Year

Nonviolent Cities Project

As Americans look toward the New Year, there’s a universal hope for peace in a world so often troubled by conflict and war. But members of a group called Nonviolent Owensboro are working to create a little more of that peace, beginning in their own community.

“Nonviolent Owensboro was founded a year ago by Mary Danhauer a family nurse practitioner at the Green River District Health Department.

She says Nonviolent Owensboro works to create peace on three levels. The first is within each individual.

“The second thing is looking at the violence in our relationships and how we can move Nonviolently and be able to talk to somebody who thinks differently than we do without moving into yelling and screaming.”

Danhauer says the third step is to join a grassroots coalition that works to bridge  differences and increase understanding.

The Owensboro group is part of a national effort called Nonviolent Cities.

Nonviolent Owensboro is sponsoring a daylong workshop called ‘Nonviolent Action Training’ on January 20th.

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