Welcome to NonViolent Owensboro!


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  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have postponed our public events and moved our monthly membership meetings to online format. Please join us online, see details below.
  • Online Book Discussion series NonViolent Owensboro has an ongoing book discussions of Paul K. Chappell's book, Will War Ever End? Chappell is a graduate of West Point and a veteran of the war in Iraq. Chappell will be a part of the Owensboro FaithFest 2020 event in November. To register for the online discussion email mwi799@aol.com.
  • Photo Exhibit NonViolent Owensboro is creating a public photo exhibition “Faces of Owensboro - Diversity is our Strength” highlighting the diversity of the people who live, work, or worship in Owensboro/Daviess County. From selfies, to family photos, to workplace snapshots, to buddy pics, we are seeking photos that represent the diversity of our city. Please send your photos to nonviolentowensboro@gmail.com by Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Faith Fest 2020 NonViolent Owensboro is co-sponsoring retired Army captain and peace activist as speaker for the 10th Annual Faith Fest Owensboro in November.

Mission Statement

We are Owensboro area citizens committed to practicing and promoting nonviolent living and direct action through education and community partnerships.

Working to Make a Difference in Owensboro

We are working to coordinate the efforts of all the justice organizations in the area--so we can all be more efficient with our resources and more supportive of each other.


MEETINGS:  1st Monday of the month @ 6:30 PM.   During the pandemic monthly meetings will be via Zoom, contact Mary Danhauer for details, see Contact Information below. Meetings are free and open to the public. They are hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro (1UU) located on the corner of Cedar & Parrish.

Meetings usually begin with a brief Quiet Time that includes sitting in silence, listening to a peaceful / inspiring song.

As an educational component of each meeting, we spend some time studying from "Nonviolent Lives: People and Movements Changing the World Through the Power of Active Nonviolence" by Ken Butigan.

Also, members are encouraged to obtain and read "The Spiritual Power of Nonviolence: Interfaith Understanding for a Future Without War" by George W. Wolfe. We are planning to participate in the 9th annual Faith Fest Owensboro this November 2019.

Here is the Power Point presentation from our first meeting (PDF) it will help give you an idea of what we hope to accomplish.

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Select Resources

Nonviolent (see Resources page for additional links)

Community Partners (see Resources page for additional links)

Contact Information / Leadership

Mary Danhauer, Organizer %
1UU 1221 Cedar St.
Owensboro, KY 42301