Our Previous Events
NonviolenceWorks Symposium November 3, 2017
Loyola University Chicago
November 3, 2017 – McCormick Lounge
Welcome – Elfriede Wedam, Loyola University Chicago
Introduction: 5:30pm - Janet Sisler, Gannon Center, Loyola University Chicago
Opening Prayer: 5:45pm - Larry Campbell
Keynote Address: 6:00pm –7:30pm - Kathy Kelly, Center for Creative Nonviolence, “Imagine a Nonviolent World”
November 4, 2017 – Damen/Crown Center
Registration: 8:30am, Crown Center Lobby
Welcome - Crown Center Auditorium, Elfriede Wedam, Loyola University Chicago
First panel: 9:00am – 11:00am moderated by Dr. Kathleen Maas Weigert
Panelists: Dr. Arthur Lurigio, Loyola University Chicago, “The Etiology of Violent Behavior: Person, Place, and Time” Dr. Noni Gaylord-Harden, Loyola University Chicago, “Livin’ Like We’re Bulletproof”: Violence Exposure and Trauma in Urban Adolescents." Dr. Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University; “Love Your Enemies”
First workshops: 11:15am – 12:45pm – Phillip Bradley, Crown Center 201 & Ken Butigan, Crown Center 202
Lunch: 12:45pm – 1:30pm – Damen cafeteria/ film in Damen cinema
Second panel: 1:45pm – 3:45pm, Crown Center Auditorium, moderated by Dr. Peter K.B. St. Jean
Panelists: Dr. Peter K.B. St. Jean, North Park University; “The Epistemology and Practice of Peace” - Fr. Larry Dowling, St. Agatha Catholic Church; Michael P. McGillicuddy, Untying Knots; Carlos Lopez, HOPE at St. Pius V Catholic Church Fr. David Jones Black Catholic Initiative.
Second workshops: 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Phillip Bradley, Crown Center 201 & Ken Butigan, Crown Center 202
Call to action and closing ritual: Crown Center Lobby: 6:00pm Homily: “The Nonviolent Jesus” - Fr. Larry Dowling
Small reception with cello: Khari Lemuel 7:00pm
United for Peace Coalition: Realizing Dr. King's Dream January 17, 2021
A lesson in "Good Trouble" and nonviolence in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday along with elected representatives Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Marie Newman in addition to community organizers, youth leaders and law enforcement.
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood
Congresswoman Marie Newman
Law Enforcement Representatives:
Naperville PD Chief Bob Marshall
Chicago PD Officer Charles O'Conner
United for Peace Coalition: Gandhi Nonviolence Rally October 2, 2020
Gandhi 150: The Legacy of Peace October 18, 2019
Resurrecting Nonviolence August 24, 2019
Violence is the default setting in American culture. How can we change this? Violence starts with self. Learn why this is so through the eight steps to achieving nonviolence and the power of forgiveness in creating nonviolent lives and communities.
"Nonviolence is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward. It is the weapon of the brave." - Mahatma Gandhi
Archdiocese of Chicago
Day of Reflection: Living the Way of Nonviolence March 30, 2019
Nonviolence is a way of life. Transforming our hearts, minds, and culture. What role do you play in perpetuating violence? Come and reflect on your own experiences.
Phillip Bradley, President of NonviolenceWorks will lead us in reflecting on our own experiences of violence, both as perpetrators and victims. Once aware of the role we each play in perpetuating violence, we will explore the principles of non-violence that Jesus presented in the Sermon on the Mount, and will learn how we can transform our hearts and minds into living the way of non-violence, as Christ taught us to live.
All are encouraged to attend this important reflection on how, through this conversion, we can work towards reducing the violence in our families, our communities, and our world.
Mr. Bradley has devoted his life's work to the study and practice of nonviolence and is well-known in many Chicago communities for his perseverance and presence.
As a community organizer and violence prevention specialist, Phillip has offered education and training in character development and nonviolence in schools, churches, and juvenile detention facilities.
Living Nonviolence Through Advent: 2018 Retreat and Reflections
Resurrecting Nonviolence: Nonviolent Solutions
Every life needs nonviolent solutions. How can we build a nonviolent society?
Learning about nonviolence techniques can impact every life and make an even greater impact on society. Let's bring nonviolence back.
Join us for training and nonviolent techniques and practices. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A audio recording of an introduction to nonviolence principles and practices given by Phillip Bradley, president of NonviolenceWorks. Mr. Bradley is a community organizer and violence prevention specialist who has worked in the community for 30 years.
NonviolenceWorks focuses on violence prevention in our homes, neighborhoods, and wider community. Mr. Bradley has devoted his life's work to the study and practice of nonviolence and is well-known in many Chicago communities for his perseverance and presence. As a community organizer and violence prevention specialist, Bradley has offered education and training in character development and nonviolence in schools, churches, and juvenile detention facilities.