Welcome to NonViolent Owensboro!


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Due to the recent resurgence of COVID we have moved many events online, hybrid, or in-person depending on the event and currrent COVID numbers. See contact email and phone below if you have any questions.

  • 'FAITH FEST 2021 EVENT' offered by NonViolent Owensboro, Bystander Intervention Training, Saturday, Nov. 13, 10:00 am CT, (Registration & details)
  • 'Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: Youth Violence and the Influence of Violent Video Games.' by Gloria Degaetano and Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret); Online book discussion on Sat. Aug. 28, 10-2. (details)
  • '9/11 Interfaith Meditation Service & Peace Vigil' Volunteers offer prayers of peace from their faith tradition, interspersed by intervals of silence. In this way we commemorate those victims of violence as we turn our own gaze toward a peaceful future.
    Depending on status of COVID this event may be in-person at 1UU, corner of Cedar and Parrish, or online only. Visit uuowensboro.org for update and a link to the Zoom version of this event. Saturday, Sept. 11, 6:30 PM
  • 'Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation in Education' How to use nonviolence education to build peaceful school communities.' by Robin Wildman, founder of Nonviolent Schools RI; Online book discussion on Sun. Sept. 12, 2pm. (details)
  • 'Owensboro Peace Rally / International Day of Peace' by the River at Smothers Park. The theme of the 2021 International Day of Peace is, “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” There will be music and guest speakers. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6:00 PM

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)

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 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.

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