Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), an international non-government organization, provides direct protection to civilians caught in violent conflict and works with local organizations to reduce further outbreaks of violence.
Now entering its second decade, NP currently has programs in South Sudan, the Mindanao region of the Philippines, South Caucasus and in Myanmar. NP’s unarmed civilian peacekeepers are from many nations, and live and work among conflict affected communities, facilitating violence reduction by engaging constructively with all sides to the conflict and utilizing those relationships to change behaviors. While coming from all major faiths, NP’s peacekeepers practically demonstrate courageous and compassionate love, recognizing the sacredness of human life in some of the most violent places on our planet.
Sunday Forum with Mel Duncan from Nonviolent Peaceforce
Plymouth Congregational Church (Jackman Room)
1900 NICOLLET AVE. at FRANKLIN, Minneapolis
October 5th, 9-10 a.m.