I spend a fair amount of time volunteering on the national board of Creating a Culture of Peace. It is the parent organization of the nonviolence training program that over 30 folks from my congregation, Robbinsdale United Church of Christ have attended. One of the unique pieces of this training program is that it is both spiritually grounded and interfaith in its approach. During the training each participant comes out with a plan of nonviolent action that can be accomplished in order to build a more compassionate and just culture around us. These past several months in the news, many of us have been following the Occupy Wall Street Movement. As a trainer of the strategies and techniques of nonviolent action, I have been paying close attention and learning from the process that is happening on the ground in New York City and around the world. There have been trainings going on every day to help new folks understand the principles and practices of nonviolence, and people are committing to the power of nonviolence and love in the face of the institutions that focus more on competition and greed.