Welcome to NonViolent Owensboro!
MEETINGS:  1st Monday of the month @ 6:30 PM. Currently, meetings are on Zoom, see details below.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2023-
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Due to COVID we may move some events online, or hybrid. See contact email and phone below if you have any questions.
- 'Juneteenth Celebration: Sat. June 17, 2023 4-10 at English Park
- Attend Poor People's Congress in Washington, DC : June 18-22, 2023 4-10
- 'Multicultural Festival: Sat. August 19, 2023 10-3 at First Presbyterian Chuch Griffith Ave.
- 'September Week of Nonviolent Action!
- '9/11 Interfaith Meditation Service & Peace Vigil' at 1UU Corner of Cedar and Parrish
- Film 'The Vow of Hiroshima': Wed. Sept 13, 2023 6 at Daviess County Public Library.
- Class on Nonviolent Communication: Sat. Sept 16, 2023 10-12 at 1UU Corner of Cedar and Parrish.
- Adult Origami Crane folding Class: Mon. Sept 18, 2023 6 at TBA.
- Haiku Poetry Contest with Peace Crane Christmas Tree: (details)
- 'FAITH FEST 2023 EVENT' offered by NonViolent Owensboro, TBA in November
NVO Statement on Violence in Owenboro
In the great scheme of things, everything is connected. What happened January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C., is connected to the defacement of the wall at Kendall-Perkins Park in Owensboro. (more)
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 make Owensboro nonviolent--sometimes by taking the lead, sometimes by partnering with others in their efforts-- being supportive of each other and efficient in using resources.
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.
Here is the Power Point presentation from our first meeting (PDF) it will help give you an idea of what we hope to accomplish.
Visit us on Facebook at Nonviolent Owensboro for up-to-date information on meetings and special events.
Nonviolent (see Resources page for additional links)
- Nonviolent Lives: People and movements changing the world through the power of active nonviolence. by Ken Butigan (2016).
- Nonviolent Cities Project
- Nonviolent Carbondale
- Compassionate Communities
- Two Hands of Nonviolence (pdf)
- Rev. John Dear of Campaign Nonviolence
Community Partners (see Resources page for additional links)
- NonViolent Owensboro 1st Monday 6:30 PM Zoom
- Owensboro NAACP 2nd Monday 6 PM Neblett Center
- Race Forums 3rd Monday 6:30 PM Public Library
- Interfaith Potluck 4th Monday 6:00 PM Rotating Schedule
- Owensboro Daviess County Ministerial Association 4th Thursday 9:00 AM Hospital
- Owensboro Human Relations Commission 2nd Tuesday
- Fairness Coalition
Contact Information / Leadership
Mary Danhauer, Organizer %
1UU 1221 Cedar St.
Owensboro, KY 42301