Kingian NonViolence Orientation

Jul 25, 2020 @ 8:30 AM


  • 8:30 am – 11:00am
  • Break 11:00 am – 12:00pm
  • 12:00pm – 3:00 pm


Kingian Nonviolence is derived from the nonviolence philosophy and methodology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from which individuals and communities learn how to address conflict without resorting to violence. It provides a framework for conflict resolution and mediation that can be applied to all areas of conflict in daily life.

Orientation will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020, includes 5.5 hours of material and is meant to provide participants with enough information to determine how they can use additional training during their protests as well as in their everyday life.

  •  Framing the Issue and Types of Conflict
  •  Six principles on Nonviolence
  •  Six Steps of Nonviolence
  •  Top Down/Bottom Up

Orientation must be completed in order to register for the upcoming, Two-Day Kingian Nonviolence Training Core Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Workshop which teaches the concepts, strategies and tools of conflict reconciliation.

Kingian Nonviolence Training prepares us to recognize, respond to and redress the unfairly distributed access to opportunity based on race, economics, gender and gender identity, disability, language and other factors. It uses the Weapon of Love to raise awareness of institutional and societal conditions that lead to everyday manifestations of injustice.

Who Should Attend?

People from all walks of life will benefit. Whether you are an organizer working for social change, a teacher trying to change the culture of your school, or an individual dealing with conflicts in personal or professional life, you will complete our two-day workshop with new skill and a new perspective.

These trainings have helped thousands of people from around the world understand the philosophy of nonviolence and bring the practices into their lives and their work.



The Kingian Nonviolence training series was created by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., a Civil Rights Movement hero and nonviolence activist for nearly fifty years.

Dr. LaFayette was a co-founder and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Nashville Sit-ins, a courageous Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. King in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and national coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign. An ordained minister, professor, educator, lecturer, he is recognized nationally and around the world as an authority on the strategy on nonviolent social change.

While directing the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island, Dr. LaFayette led education and training programs in Kingian Nonviolence on state, national and international levels, with successful projects world-wide, in countries such as South Africa, Colombia, Nigeria, the Middle East, and Mexico.

Publications include:

  • “The Curriculum and Training Manual for the Martin Luther King Jr., Nonviolent Community Leadership Training Program” (Co-authored with David C. Jehnsen)
  • “Pedagogy for Peace and Nonviolence”
  •  “Campus Ministries and Social Change in the ’60’s” (Duke University Review)
  •  “The Leaders Manual: A Structured Guide and Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence” (Co-authored with David C. Jehnsen)

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