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This We Can Do: Quaker Faith in Action through the Alternatives to Violence Project

By Sally Herzfeld and AVP members

Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: Digital Publishing Centre (November 22, 2014)
Product Specifications: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.2 inches; 3.7 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $14.00


Quakers have had a big influence on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) from its beginning in 1975. This is consistent with their emphasis on seeking ‘that of God in everyone’ and their commitment to finding nonviolent ways to respond to conflict. In this 2015 Backhouse Lecture, drawing on long experience, Sally Herzfeld outlines the remarkable development of AVP within prisons, schools, and social groups, and its spread to 60 countries. The philosophy and processes used in AVP workshops are explained in a way that makes it clear why this approach has changed many lives and helped build more peaceful communities.