Session 28 – Noticing Our Response to Conflict with Nonviolent Peaceforce

January 17, 2023; 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Region 5 Development Commission and Nonviolent Peaceforce

How do we feel conflict in our body? How do we recognize it in our communities? Are conflict and danger the same thing?

Noticing Our Response to Conflict with the Nonviolent Peaceforce informed participants how they engage with local rural partners like Region Five Development Commission to bolster a culture of peace in communities and countries.

During this session, the Nonviolent Peaceforce introduced participants to their local and international work and a few essential skills to pursue communal safety. Participants left with a deeper understanding of how the world affects us and how they can respond in times of conflict.

Discussion questions included:

  • Identify our personal survival responses to dangerous situations 
  • Learned about our Activation Points and Anchor Points which may inform how we respond to danger 
  • Learned about the Holistic Check-in, which may aid in identifying our individual and communal needs 

Reflection questions before the session included:

  • What does safety mean to you? 
  • When, where, and how do you feel unsafe? 
  • How does feeling unsafe affect your mind, body, and emotions? 
  • How do you respond to danger? 
  • When, where, and how do you feel safe? 
  • How does feeling safe affect your mind, body, and emotions? 


Published by TRUE Partners

The TRUE Partnership is an informal alliance of organizations working to create a learning community for rural Minnesota social justice champions and equity advocates

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