Welcome to NonViolent Owensboro!


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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 at Kendall Perkins Park Sat. 18th 4-9
  • '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.
    1UU at corner of Cedar and Parrish. Visit uuowensboro.org for update and a link to the Zoom version of this event. Sunday, Sept. 11, 6:30 PM
  • 'Film- Selma-Bridge to the Ballot' Tuesday, Sept. 20 (TBA)
  • 'Owensboro Peace Rally / International Day of Peace' by the River at Smothers Park. The theme of the 2021 International Day of Peace is, “TBA” There will be music and guest speakers. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:00 PM
  • 'FAITH FEST 2022 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)

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.

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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