Nonviolence is one of the core principles which is non-negotiable for everyone who wants to take action under the name of XR. It forms part of the Rebel Agreement: ‘We engage in no violence, physical or verbal, and carry no weapons’.
The creation of the Embedding Nonviolence circle was born out of a recognition of the vital part nonviolence will play in XR succeeding in its aims and prefiguring the world we want to live in. We recognised a need for a place for the stewardship of that principle.
The circle has two main focusses:
Structure and growth (supporting local XR groups with nonviolence skills to help us move towards de-centralisation) and trainings
(looking at the content of existing trainings and developing other workshops/ discussion sessions for local coordinators to use).