Via Twitter, Facebook and through other social networks, the 13 participants of the “International Training on Nonviolence” supported the nonviolent action in Unterluess, during which this morning the gates of the biggest German arms producer Rheinmetall were blocked. The participants of the International Training informed their own social networks in Burundi, Cameroon, Georgia, Germany, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Switzerland. During the social media campaign they used the hashtags #Unterlüß and #timetostopunterluess.
May 13th, 2017: Community Cooking with Refugee Training Course and the International Training for Nonviolence
Saturday KURVE Wustrow’s kitchen was full as rarely ever before: The 12 participants from the Basic training on conflict transformation for refugees in Germany and the 13 participantsfrom the International Training for Nonviolence came together to cook and barbecue together. Iranian, Afghanian, Sudanese were only some of the special tastes, the groups created together. After feasting together in the KURVE Garden, participants shared songs and dances til late night.
May 12th, 2017: Film Studio KURVE Wustrow
The participants of the International Training on Nonviolence took part in a series of interviews on the issue of “What is peace”. For this purpose a film team came to KURVE Wustrow and istalled a small film studio in the training hall. The participants contributed their views on peace as well as their own peace activism to the multi-media exhibition “Doing Peace” (Frieden machen) for the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. The exhibition will be officially inaugurated on June 19th, in Berlin. (12th of May, 2017)
May 8th, 2017: International Training on Nonviolence 2017 has started in KURVE Wustrow
The “IT” has started in KURVE Wustrow. This unique “International Training on Nonviolence in the Context of War or Armed Conflict” unites 13 peace and human rights activists from Burundi, Cameroun, Germany, Georgia, Kenya, Nepal, Switzerland, Sudan and Zimbabwe in the Wendland. For nearly three weeks the activists exchange their experiences in Human Rights and Peace Work, will apply new concepts with their two trainers from Nepal and Germany and will develop new ideas for their respective conflict situations back home.