MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (MCC) NIGERIA: Carefronting Nigeria was involved in introducing Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) and Trauma components to the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Nigeria. It was a series of training for both staff and partners of MCC Nigeria. The programs were affirmed to be a very useful tool for community entry and engagement and it is now a vital component of MCC Nigeria activities. (2015)
CNN’s Christian Purefoy reports Christians and Muslims in Jos, Nigeria are talking peace after years of religious violence.
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a nonprofit organization that creates peaceful solutions to potentially violent conflict. Beginning in an upstate NY prison in 1975, AVP has now spread to over 50 countries around the world. As well as prisons, AVP exists in schools, communities and corporate settings.
This video focuses on AVP within the United States prison system. Experience an AVP workshop behind bars and listen to those whose lives have been transformed by AVP.
The New York Area Crew having fun with a light and lively during a board meeting break.
On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s final legacy, one that brings her life’s work profoundly full circle.
On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross and Kessler’s professional and personal experiences.
A Presentation during the 2010 Christian and Muslim Leaders Conference on Christian and Muslim Cooperation for Conflict Presentation/Management, Peace Building and Reconciliation. Theme: Christians & Muslims Cooperation for Conflict Prevention/Management, Peace Building and Reconciliation. Organized by Programme for Christian – Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA) Nigeria North Area Committee. Held between 6th and 9th October, 2010 at Jacaranda Conference Centre, Kachia Road, Kano.
Investing in girls and women is likely to prevent inter-generational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and societal returns.
—Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General
The Nigerian woman has proved to be more than a mere bench-warming spectator even in the midst – of the male-dominated congregation. Many examples abound for us to see even here in this state. Women have proved their strength and
Carefronting Nigeria was invited as consultants for the International Women’s Day celebration (march 8, 2012) in Minna, Niger state by Her Excellency, Hajiya Jummai Babangida Aliyu, the Chairperson of Life Rehab Foundation. As part of the activities papers were presented and discussed. See blog for the papers presented; Empowering Women Can Change
The workshop was aimed at empowering the participants to most importantly recognise their Trauma and gain knowledge and skills to be able to facilitate trauma healing within their organisations/groups and their communities at large.
The last Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) International Gathering (IG) was in Antigua Guatemala, the first bilingual AVP IG, with all sessions in English and Spanish. This is the statement after the gathering: