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Yoga for Peace When: Friday, August 19, 2016 Time: 6:00 to 7:15pm Where: 265 Oxford Street, Providence 02905 Cost: $25 donation, 100% of proceeds will go to our life-saving programs and services Reserve your spot now. Join instructor Dan Horton for a 75 minute Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation to […]

Yoga for Peace


August 10, 2016 Dear Peacemakers, Oh, The middle of the summer… when you hope things slow down a bit to enjoy life. Here at the Institute, nothing has slowed down a bit.  I need to thank the staff and our community partners for not slowing down either.  The passion that […]

A Note from the Executive Director


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Sal Monteiro, Director of Nonviolence Training, and Father Ray Malm, one of the founding members of the Institute, are hosting a 3-day Nonviolence Training Workshop at ISPN HQ. Learn more about the principles and steps of Nonviolence, conflict resolution and partake in team building exercises. If you’ve been curious about […]

Nonviolence Training Workshop



July 8, 2016 Dear Peacemakers, It is with a heavy heart but much optimism I write this, my first Executive Director note.  A heavy heart because there is still so much senseless violence occurring in our world and our state.  Recently, we saw an unbelievable show of support for a […]

A Note from the Executive Director


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The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to join our dynamic team. The Chief Operating Officer works with the Executive Director and Senior Staff to drive excellence in day-to-day operations. S/he must ensure that the organization has the right people in the […]

We’re Hiring!


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  The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence (ISPN) Board of Directors completed a thorough six month long search by appointing PJ Fox III as Executive Director. Mr. Fox succeeds Teny Gross, founding director, who left in October 2015 to launch a nonviolence institute in Chicago. Mr. Fox has […]

PJ Fox III named new Executive Director



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There is growing concern about the incidence of violent behavior among children. Kids at risk of street violence and involvement in the juvenile justice system often come to the attention of schools and social workers at a young age, which presents an opportunity for a more preventative approach to  violence. […]

Meet Elisiel Morales


Spa Night 2016
On March 16, 2016 Victim Services hosted our Annual Spa Night. Each month Victim Services hosts different events for our families. They range from somber candlelight vigils, to fun arts and crafts parties. All our events are designed to bring together families who have lost a loved one to violence […]

Victim Services Spa Night 2016


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We caught up with the ISPN Works Class of 2015 to see how they’ve progressed since graduating. This cycle of ISPN Works was a six-week intensive job-preparedness program. Celeste Jeffrey, Director of Employment and Education and Ajay Benton, Case Manager, helped our participants with soft-skill building, character development, job training […]

ISPN Works Class of 2015…Where are they now?