Commonweal supports ordinary people who work for a nonviolent world.

Most people want a less violent world. That’s billions of us!

Violence = Poverty. Slavery. War. Climate chaos. Bullying. Assault. The nuclear threat.

Nonviolence = A life worth living for everyone. A future.

If we each take a few concrete steps towards nonviolence, we’ll see rapid change. The nonviolent world we crave will become reality.

But we’re only human. We need to feel inspired before we can act. We need solid information on what to do and what works best. We need other people to act alongside.

Commonweal is an education organisation that shares nonviolence resources in a range of ways. Our job is to inspire, inform and connect ordinary people who have had enough of violence.

We cover these areas:

  • methods of nonviolent action
  • personal change
  • equalities
  • regenerative living
  • peace and peace-keeping
  • political and economic alternatives
Methods of nonviolent action
Protest & persuasion • non-cooperation • nonviolent intervention
Personal change
Managing emotions • nonviolent communication • DIY culture & self-sufficiency • nonviolent parenting
Tackling colonialism, slavery, racism, sexism, homophobia & transphobia • animal rights • the rights of nature
Regenerative living
Reducing waste and pollution • zero carbon initiatives • local food & energy production
Peace and peacekeeping
Disarmament • conscientious objection • resolving & preventing conflict
Political & economic alternatives
Redistributing wealth • free speech • freedom of information • democratic participation • tackling corruption

Our focus is broad because real, lasting change takes all kinds of initiatives, in all kinds of fields.

Together we can build a nonviolent world, one step at a time.

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