University for Peace offers training in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation





24 September, 2018 - El Rodeo de Mora, San Jose. The University for Peace (UPEACE) will offer a one-week onsite training based primarily on the nonviolence principles and methodology of American civil rights leader and Nobel peace laureate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commonly referred to as Kingian Nonviolence.

The Kingian perspective offers a means to achieve conflict reconciliation, promote positive personal change, and create the conditions for lasting social transformation. The principles and methods of nonviolence are viewed primarily through an interdisciplinary lens that recognizes the interconnectedness and intersectionality of disciplines such as philosophy, social theology, sociology, psychology, education, communication, political science, and international relations. This introductory training was developed by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, a close associate of Dr. King during all the major civil rights campaigns from 1960-1968, and remains true to the spirit and content of Dr. King’s thinking and strategies for peaceful social change and reconciliation.

The course will start on 8 October and will finish on the 12th, with lessons taking place between 8:30 and 11:30am. Dr. Theodore A. Johnson of the Heller School of Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University (USA) and Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita of the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (USA), will be co-facilitating the training.

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