Teaching and Learning Projects on Nonviolent Activism

The Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network oriented to educational work related to strategic nonviolent conflict.

Rhize is a global network based in the US with activists that work as coaches and catalysts in order to facilitate the mutual learning and exchange of experiences and knowledge between movements working for nonviolent social change.
They will be offering their 2019 Movement Mindset Course this fall, starting September 9th! This virtual course is one of Rhize’s flagship offerings that helps anyone looking to better   apply movement-building principles to their work. Sept. 4, 2019 deadline to register.

International Institute for Nonviolent Action in Barcelona, Spain, provide support, training and counseling to nonviolent or peaceful civil resistance movements which work for conflict transformation and human security. They provide educational programs that give certificates.

The Satyagraha Foundation is a web site that endeavors to create an Archive of Record of significant texts on the history, theory, and practice of nonviolence. This website is owned and maintained by Stichting Satyagraha, a nonprofit organization duly registered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Metta Center for Nonviolence is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1982, on the inspiration of Sri Eknath Easwaran, founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. We help people answer the question of how nonviolence works, where it is happening and how to cultivate a deeper awareness of its power.

USIP Global Campus is a training providing a multidisciplinary perspective on nonviolent, civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, non-profit educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based nonmilitary strategies aimed at establishing and defending human rights, democratic self-rule and justice worldwide.          
The Nonviolent Education and Research Center in Istanbul, Turkey is a non-profit independent entity. The Center generates reference resources and materials, organizes seminars and workshops with the purpose of spreading a non–violent culture and the implementation of human rights and justice, and does research. 

The Ahimsa Center: Nonviolence in Thought and Action established in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Center is focused on interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at various levels.

Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress This Harvard/Kennedy School executive program explores the conceptual frameworks for effective leadership through learning modules focused on building collaboration, strengthening the strategic capacity of leadership teams, tactical flexibility and innovation, and negotiation. 

Beautiful Rising They have created a toolbox for those who seek to strengthen the capacity, creativity, and effectiveness of social movements, activist groups, and civil society organizations to achieve lasting social change.

Webinar: New Worlds in Old Shells: an introduction to constructive programme  from War Resisters' International A recorded webinar, with presentations by Joanne Sheehan and Stellan Vinthagen, on the theory and practice of 'constructive programme'. Constructive programme is a Gandhian term referring to the building of new social structures and institutions that are nonviolent and emancipatory alternatives.

The Change is a unique collection of more than 1,000 resources for activists and organizers including workshop resources, case studies and articles.

Build A Movement (BAM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to researching and spreading knowledge on the methods of nonviolent, grassroots activism to promote democracy, human rights and social change.

AYNI provides resources for decentralized networking structures.

Momentum is dedicated to teaching and learning the craft of popular movements fighting for justice.

Engaging Nonviolence: Activating Nonviolent Change in Our Lives and Our World is a Study Guide with 15 sessions, that can be used as a work book for students, or for facilitators that want to teach the Engaging Nonviolence program, providing a framework for responding to any violent policy, issue, or social structure.

The East Point Peace Academy is an organization dedicated to bringing about a culture of peace through training, education and the practice of Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation. 

Nonviolence International advocates for active nonviolence and supports creative constructive nonviolent campaigns worldwide. They have a database which is a collection of over 300 nonviolent tactics, or discrete methods deployed to achieve a limited goal, which will continue to be updated to reflect the ever-changing and growing field of nonviolence.

Teaching and Learning Projects on Social Movements and Community Activism

National University of Ireland Maynooth MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism (CEESA),  a practitioner-oriented masters in social movements and community activism which uses the tools of radical education and “learning from each other’s struggles” to support movement development.

Community Scholars Program (CSP) at University of Massachusetts Amherst is a meaningful, vibrant learning community surrounded by staff, professors and peers who are engaged in work of social justice and social change. 

North American University Programs Offering Courses on Nonviolent Activism and Civil Resistance 

The Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict (FSI) is the leading executive education program in the world focusing on the advanced interdisciplinary study of civil resistance. (Not in 2017).

The Elisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. MA or PhD aimed at social transformation. Scholarships available.

Courses Overseas on Nonviolent Activism and Civil Resistance

Sounds of Resistance: Music and Politics in Ireland This short-term, accelerated summer program is a unique opportunity to explore freedom of expression; how music is and has been viewed, produced and consumed; and how religion, politics and history have shaped the music scene in Ireland. The Seminar is led by Christian Sinclair, Director of International Studies at Moravian College, who has led student programs abroad in Colombia, Jordan, Oman, and England.

Trinity Centre for Resistance Studies  Trinity College Dublin launched an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of resistance in all its forms.

Nonviolent Action Trainings in New England

The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership They teach movement-building skills. Class after class, week after week, month after month, they prepare social change leaders to win movement struggles.

The Sugar Shack Alliance is a direct action coalition bringing together people from the Northeast to nonviolently disrupt the fossil fuel industry and work towards renewable energy and climate justice. They are a council of Affinity Groups rooted in the principles of nonviolence.