Nonviolence International

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Nonviolence International "promotes nonviolent action and seeks to reduce the use of violence worldwide. We believe that every cultural and religious tradition can discover and employ culturally appropriate nonviolent methods for positive social change and international peace.

"Nonviolence International is a decentralized network of resource centers that promote the use of nonviolent action. Founded by Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad in 1989, NI is a 501(c)3 organization registered in Washington, DC, USA. We are also registered in Thailand, Russia, and Palestine. Resource Centers and Affiliates are listed below

"In 2005, Nonviolence International was granted NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations." [2]

Their journal is the International Journal of Nonviolence. [3]

"The North America Office is directed by Michael Beer and is located in Washington DC. The North America office provides some administrative services for the Nonviolence International Network and serves as an international resource center." [4]

"In September 2004 Nonviolence International co-sponsored a delegation to Honduras with Global Exchange and the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas." [5]


Accessed July 2009: [1]

  • Mubarak Awad - founder
  • Michael Beer - has been the Executive Director of Nonviolence International since the 1998
  • Saeed Uri - webmaster, as well as the Director of Arab Educational Programs
  • Asna Husin - serves as the Indonesia Country Director for Nonviolence International
  • Andre Kamenshikov - serves as the Director of Nonviolence International’s programs in Russia and Commonwealth of Independant States
  • Andres Thomas Conteris - serves as Director of Latin America Programs

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PO Box 39127
Friendship Station
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 244-0951
Fax: (202) 244-6396
Email: info AT

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  1. Staff, Nonviolence International, accessed July 3, 2009.