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May 2015 CCP Training, Cleveland, OH

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In May, 2015, new CCP Facilitators offered their first three-day, basic training in active nonviolence to 25 members of the Cleveland community.

They worked hard to prepare themselves to give back to their city! They had attended two previous CCP basic trainings, then a 4-day Training for Trainers.  They had studied the CCP Facilitator’s Manual, practiced their presentations, recruited participants from community groups and created newsprints and other materials.

There is a need for more people who can respond to violence and injustice using the inner and outer power of active nonviolence to make change. CCP Cleveland is helping meet the need. For more information and to contact CCP Cleveland: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Cleveland Training of Trainers, Nov. 21-23, 2014

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Registration materials are now available for the Nov. 21-23, 2014 CCP Training of Trainers at Rivers Edge Retreat Center in Cleveland, OH.

Trainers: Janet Chisholm and T. Michael Rock.

To register for the training, please complete the following forms and email them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

1. Registration Form

2. Pre-Training Questionnaire


Like a stone creating ripples in a pond…

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CCP Training in PA...or how we spread CCP nonviolence training across our Episcopal Diocese

The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, PA has been blessed to work directly with Janet Chisholm, the designer of Creating a Culture of Peace, to offer nonviolence trainings in our diocese.  She was based locally for four years at Kirkridge Retreat Center, coordinating Peace & Justice Programs, following her time at Fellowship of Reconciliation and as Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) national chairperson.  During her stay in our diocese, Janet also became a member, and later chair, of the Diocesan Peace Commission. She inspired several commission members to take Creating a Culture of Peace basic nonviolence training and also the facilitator training, so that they could offer CCP training throughout the diocese.  In the past five years, CCP has offered seven 3-day basic trainings and five 4-day trainings of trainers for us. These efforts have included several that were diocesan-sponsored or for which there were diocesan scholarships. They occurred first at Kirkridge Retreat Center, then later and today in congregations in both the southern and northern parts of the diocese as lower-cost commuter trainings.


"Take this training!"

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Be warned.  After three days of nonviolence training in Minneapolis conducted by facilitators provided by Creating a Culture of Peace, I slept for twenty-four hours straight.  It was worth every moment. 

Take this training and take it seriously!  As German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, the “Desert Fox” of WW II fame said, “The best form of welfare for the troops is first class training.”  Do not doubt that nonviolence is properly conducted in deadly earnest and requires preparation.



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Attend an Upcoming Training! To find recent or upcoming CCP events, view our Calendar.  You will find information about short workshops (WS); short direct action (DA) trainings; 20-hour basic trainings (BT); and 28-hour facilitator trainings (FT) for those who have already taken the basic training.  To see where we have offered trainings in past years, view our Google map of past training locations.

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Phil Stoltzfus, Interim Executive Director
Creating a Culture of Peace
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Robbinsdale, MN  55422

phone:  847-790-4CCP (4227)