Resources for training in nonviolence and civil resistance
With the many Occupy movements currently underway worldwide, there is an increased need for preparation and training in nonviolent protest. Many resources have been offered on the Peace and Justice Studies Association listserv, including the following.
American Friends Service Committee offers training for a wide range of nonviolent campaigns
and to help people considering participation in an act of civil disobedience.
Pace e Bene has developed training programs, projects and action steps for putting creative nonviolence into practice.
Training for Change specializes in training trainers, to create a ripple effect in quality activist training. Their approach empowers and challenges activists.
Fellowship of Reconciliation seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.
ACT UP has gained a strong reputation for civil disobedience training and produces a training manual
The ACLU offers a guide for civil disobedience at public universities.