Non-violent communication (Marshall Rosenberg) is a powerful tool in our society to keep people connected in the midst of conflict. It is a crucial part of our personal preparation to be peacemakers in our society. In The Netherlands many Mennonite congregations are being trained in non-violent communication, and some are giving training to institutions and people in their cities at very low or no cost. This workshop will look at non-violent communication and how to organize congregational witness about peacemaking, and will be interactive.
Maarten van der Werf is a communication trainer in non-violent communication. Marijke Laane is a trainer of the Almere Mennonite congregation, The Netherlands, working in the “Non Violent Communication Project.”