Education

Local Quakers Invite Public to Alternatives to Violence Training in Chatham

Chatham, NJ.     The public is invited to attend a demonstration and discussion of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), a Quaker initiative that empowers people to lead non-violent lives, 7 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting, 158 Southern Boulevard. 

The program and demonstration are structured to give a taste of an AVP training session and how AVP builds community.  Participating in the demonstration will be AVP trainers currently working in prisons, as well as a returnee who will speak compellingly about the program's impact on his life.

            Developed in 1975 by Quakers in the New York region for use in the prison system, AVP training is now recognized and taught around the world, in many settings, to encourage peaceful responses to tense situations.  The training offers tools and techniques, such as affirmation, respect, community building and trust, to help individuals recognize and quickly move past many of the triggers that can lead to aggressive behavior. 

Sign Up for E-News

            A light meal precedes the program, followed by open discussion with time for questions and answers.  An RSVP to abowman33@earthlink.net or 973-292-4863 will be appreciated; alternatively: windofthespirit1@aol.com or 973-538-2035.  Because AVP is working to expand its grassroots peace program into schools and communities, a small donation is requested but not required: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

            Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting is a core supporter of New Jersey AVP efforts.  Many of its members have completed the basic and advanced AVP training.  Six members have become facilitators and now offer this program in two New Jersey prisons. 

            It is one of five Quaker meetings in northern New Jersey. Also called the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers (also known as "Friends") describe themselves as practicing "a simple faith, a radical witness." People of goodwill from all faiths and traditions are always welcome.  For additional information and directions, visit www.chathamquakers.org or call 973-635-2161.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Upcoming Events

Tue, December 6, 11:30 AM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Tai Chi

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_875ec8ccf604406bb3ab_breakfast_with_santa

Sat, December 10, 9:00 AM

Charlie Brown's of Chatham, Chatham Township

Breakfast with Santa

Food & Drink Giving Back Police & Fire

Carousel_image_99c6d5f6a8e3337a84d8_couple

Sat, December 10, 5:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kids Central, Madison

Parents' Night Out: Date Night

Education Giving Back

Chatham Borough Council can Eliminate the Waiting List for Train Station Parking Permits

November 22, 2016

To the Editor: 

To the 151 Chatham Borough residents who are on the waiting list for permit parking at the train station, which is a minimum of a 3-year wait, and also to Borough residents seeking daily parking spots that all seem to be gone by about 6:30 a.m: GOOD NEWS! Please attend the next Borough Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall, third ...

Chatham Cross Country Makes for Perfect Bridges Outreach "Runners"

December 4, 2016

The Bridges "Love Letter" is an over 10-year tradition started to make sure that every part of a Bridges Outreach run, from the donation of a pound of turkey to the decorating of a bag is acknowledged. The letter takes every participant on the road with the crew to know where that food goes and that every one involved is essential.

December 3, 2016

Dear Chatham Cross Country, ...