Ashland Center for Nonviolence

Introducing the Ashland Center for Nonviolence

Can you imagine a world without violence? When it comes to conflict, do you ever wonder, “what else can I do?” Ashland’s Center for Nonviolence takes a proactive role in facilitating change—and you can be a part of that change.

We believe that there is more to peace than opposing violence. We are dedicated to raising awareness, thinking and acting creatively, and encouraging open discussion on issues of peace and social well-being.

Our Mission

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University promotes alternatives to violence through programs, education, training, and building relationships that foster awareness and consideration of issues related to nonviolence and social justice, and supports ways to create a caring community that is inclusive and just.

Our Vision

We seek a world in which human conflict at all levels can be resolved without resorting to violence and in which social justice can be realized.

Our Commitment

We have a steadfast commitment to:

  • Building the next generation of peacemakers. We influence Ashland University students with a message of nonviolence, training some of them to be student mediators and providing invaluable leadership skills.

  • Educating for nonviolence. We strive to cover local, national, and international issues and provide programming that focuses on the critical analysis of all forms of violence in order to explore and promote nonviolence alternatives.

  • Seeking the peace of our communicates. We offer experiential training to develop the capacity for conflict resolution in local settings.

  • Reaching out broadly. In a politically polarized society, we strive to speak up and be relevant to a broad spectrum of topics. We also reach citizens from many different backgrounds and persuasions to ensure equal representation.

  • Being a clearinghouse. We act as a central point for collecting and disseminating information about events and other opportunities relating to nonviolence and issues of social concern.

Contact Us

Elizabeth Buttil
Elizabeth Buttil

Assistant Director

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