Pace e Bene’s vision is dignity, justice, and peace for all.
Our mission is to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolent education, community-building, and action.
Pace e Bene, a saying of St. Francis of Assisi meaning Peace and Good, was formed by a small group of Franciscans and others in 1989. It is a growing community representing a diversity of spiritual traditions and cultural backgrounds that networks with nonviolence practitioners in many parts of the world.
Through trainings, strategic consultation, or joint action, Pace e Bene collaborates with international, national, and local organizations, religious communities, and movements taking nonviolent action to: foster just and lasting peace; champion human rights; challenge the violence of poverty and multiple forms of oppression; and strengthening spiritually-based initiatives for justice and peace.