Nonviolent Peaceforce's High-Level Advocacy Work

Building Momentum for Peace

Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping had its highest level of exposure last month when an NP team presented our work at nine events over a nine day period in New York and Washington DC.  Starting with a luncheon presentation hosted by World Vision for nongovernmental organizations working at the UN and culminating with a High Level briefing at the UN, hundreds of people...

Kony 2012: Viral, Dangerous?

As people who have toiled in relative obscurity for years over the very issue this extremely widely viewed video raises, the abduction of children by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), we have to admit we felt a pang of jealousy along with our gratitude at seeing such hyper attention paid to this ongoing tragedy. Yet, as we view and review the YouTube sensation, we are moved to take a more...

MLK Day Reflections

On 16th January, many people in the world celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  This has been a day for me to walk and contemplate about the work of Dr. King and our work in creating the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP).  These reflections were all the more poignant with the deaths in the last few days of Gene Ott and Marv Davidov, both courageous nonviolent activists.  Adding the...