Ken advocated the following key practices: training in nonviolence, working with a community of likeminded people for mutual support, and action (keeping nonviolence in mind during any interactions).
We concluded the morning with one-on-one role-play taking pro and con positions on controversial issues—gun control, environmental issues, etc. Each person had the opportunity to try both sides. A common feedback was that the confrontations were stressful but the CLARA method of conflict resolution was helpful. Denny Duffel of the Seattle Chapter of Pax Christi USA (and organizer of this Workshop) encouraged us to prayerfully consider signing the Vow of Nonviolence, part of our packet of handouts. (https://paxchristiusa.org/resources/vow-of-nonviolence/)
After lunch, as part of Campaign Nonviolence, many participants marched from the St. Joseph Parish social hall to St. James Cathedral (about 2 miles,) advocating for nonviolence and a ban on nuclear weapons.
I didn’t march, but I did sign the Vow of Nonviolence and am sending it to
Pax Christi, Seattle Chapter,
958 16th Ave. East,
Seattle, WA 98112.