Building on principles articulated and demonstrated by leaders such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the nonviolence method of conflict reconciliation can be powerfully applied to a wide variety of settings and issues. It has proven successful around the world in social movements, prison systems, school campuses, corporations, and personal relationships. Our team has trained extensively with Dr. Bernard Lafayette (learn more about Dr. Lafayette here and here and here), who worked side by side with Dr. King and the other young leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King believed that nonviolence training was the key to really healing our country and allowing us to move forward. In Selma, Alabama, our team gained practical experience using the principles of nonviolence as we worked to bridge divides in a deeply segregated town. The struggle became personal and every day that we worked toward building the beloved community, we realized that the real battle is within. You can read some of our stories here. We frequently draw on our experiences in delivering New Way training, and our hope is that behind the stories participants feel the spirit of the beloved community: that we are stronger together and community is about honoring and respecting each part that makes up the whole. Our training techniques are interactive, creative and uniquely personal so that each participant walks away with insights and tools they can apply in their own corner of the world to be a difference-maker. Here is a sample agenda for a one-day introductory workshop. Contact us to schedule a training for your group and to learn more about how New Way can help unite your team.