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Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation

"While the world has seen the results of Kingian nonviolence conflict reconciliation; too few have had the opportunity to study and understand its principles and methods." - Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. & David Jehnsen, co-authors of the 2-Day Orientation training

MLK Photo & Quote: Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: The need for [humankind] to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence

Participants in the January-February 2014 KNCR Core Orientation training


What is Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation (KNCR)?

Kingian = Utilizing the writing and leadership practices of the American philosopher and Civil Rights Movement leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Nonviolence = A methodology of assertively working to change institutionalized practices and conditions that deny people their full dignity as human beings

Conflict = Underlying social and political problems and conditions

Reconciliation = Treating all people involved in conflict as human beings deserving of dignity and respect

SALD is excited to bring the international KNCR curriculum to the UC community!

Two ways to engage:

  • Participate in an Orientation to KNCR Training - Offered several times annually, this 16-hour training provides a foundation in analyzing conflict, principles and practices of nonviolence, historical examples of nonviolent social change movements, thought-provoking readings, and educational simulations. Our next session is this Fall 2014 - Meets 1pm to 5pm on Fridays, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, and 11/14. Click on the link above to register.
  • Schedule a workshop on a concept from the KNCR Orientation - Introductory workshops on understanding conflict, core concepts of nonviolence, selected models for social change movements, and more can be scheduled through RAPP Outreach.
For more information, contact Portia Watkins at 513.556.6115 or watkinspa@ucmail.uc.edu.