Institute for Nonviolence Chicago

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Chicago
IL
United States

About Us

The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago’s mission is to replace the cycle of violence using the principles, teachings and practices of nonviolence to create the beloved community.

In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that the “aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.”  Nearly 60 years later, the city of Chicago is ensnared in a seemingly endless loop of violence and bitterness.  The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago’s mission is to replace the cycle of violence using the principles, teachings and practices of nonviolence to create the beloved community.  

Informed by a philosophy of nonviolence, the Institute will establish caring and sustained relationships with participants engaged in the cycle of violence.  We will emphasize partnerships with community members, leaders, social service providers, and local law enforcement to reduce community levels of violence.  We will help create a safer, healthier environment for young adults, youth, and their families.  These general approaches will be specifically addressed using four major methods: Community-based Nonviolence Street Outreach, Individualized Service Provision, Victim Support Services, and Nonviolence Training.

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