October 20, 2018

Two-Day Nonviolence Training in the Tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Offered by Newman Congregational Church, UCC


Our world has made great strides in scientific and technological achievement, yet finds it difficult to deal with domestic and international violence. From the earliest stages of education, we are taught to accept violence as a normal and necessary aspect of our culture. The tentacles of violence stretch into almost all aspects of our lives: home, workplace, recreation, and community just to mention a few. In recent history, nonviolence has come to be recognized as a significant alternative for people to deal with the conditions they face locally, nationally and internationally. Nonviolence is positive, powerful and effective because it calls forth the very best in human spirituality and intelligence.

Kingian Nonviolence is a multidiscipline body of knowledge from which individuals and their communities learn how to address the issue of conflict and achieve a just peace. This training provides a framework for conflict reconciliation and mediation that can be applied to people of all ages.

Rev. Sharon Key is a Certified Level II Kingian Nonviolence Trainer and Peace Educator through the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She was trained by and works with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a Scholar In Residence at both URI and Emory University of Atlanta. Dr. LaFayette served on Dr. King’s Executive Staff and was an integral part of the Civil Rights struggle.

Mr. Jonathan L. Lewis, aka "GLOBE", is a Senior Level Trainer in Kingian Nonviolence with the Positive Peace Warrior Network. He served as a trainer with the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island from 1999- 2010 He was appointed by Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. to serve on the International Global Conference Series from 2000-2004 as a youth representative.

This two-day training will take place at:

Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
100 Newman Avenue
Rumford, RI 02916

January 13, 11am to 3pm
January 14, 12pm to 4pm

Registration Fee - $20
Lunch will be included

You may register by calling Reverend Timoth Sylvia at 401-434-4742 ext. 11 or online at newmanucc.org

Newman UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and extends this invitation to one and all, living out the example of Jesus’ extravagant welcome.

Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916
For more information, contact Rev. Timoth Sylvia at 401-434-4742 x11


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