Nonviolence International


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In their own words“Nonviolence International researches and promotes nonviolent action and seeks to reduce the use of violence worldwide.  We believe that every culture and religion can employ appropriate nonviolent methods for positive social change and international peace.”


  • According to its 2013 Federal Form 990, had a total revenue of $845,672 (latest available; accessed March 19, 2015).
  • Does not list donors or amounts, reflecting a lack of transparency and accountability.


  • On August 28, 2014, members and staff of Nonviolence International took part in a “Gaza Rubble Bucket Challenge,” in front of the White House “to remind President Obama that Gazans are living in rubble caused by US bombs delivered by the Israelis” and “raise awareness of the appalling loss of life and property destruction under an Israeli siege.”
  • Sponsors the Nakba Museum Project, “which aims to finally tell the Palestinian refugee story, one that has been silenced or ignored for too long,” thereby presenting the founding of the state of Israel as a “Nakba,” or “catastrophe.”
  • In March 2012, Awad traveled to Bethlehem to participate in the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference, which seeks to advance the Palestinian nationalist agenda within Evangelical Christian churches, while simultaneously reviving theological antisemitic themes such as replacement theology.
  • Nonviolence international is the “US fiscal sponsor of Gaza Ark,” which is “part of the ongoing international Freedom Flotilla Coalition challenging the illegal and inhumane Israeli blockade of Gaza.” Numerous flotillas have been organized by pro-Palestinian activists attempting to breach the Israeli blockade, thus endangering Israeli national security, and often provoking violent confrontations with the Israeli military.
  • [C]losely affiliated” with the Holy Land Trust, Interfaith Peace-Builders, and others.
  • Endorses boycotts, stating: “most common form of nonviolent action – involves the deliberate withdrawal of cooperation with the person, activity, institution or regime with which the activists have become engaged in conflict. These methods include… strikes, boycotts and war tax resistance (economic) and boycotts of legislative bodies and elections (political). Political noncooperation also includes acts of civil disobedience – the ‘deliberate, open and peaceful violation of particular laws, decrees, regulations…’”

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