“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation; they will train for war no more. Everyone will sit under their own vine and fig tree. No one shall make them afraid.”

Forging Peace. Disarming Hearts.

We do more than turn guns into garden tools. We are turning violence into peace. We are turning fear into trust. Through relationship, dialogue, and resources, we are welcoming neighbors with loving arms rather than bearing arms. Join us.

Forging Peace. Disarming Hearts.

We do more than turn guns into garden tools. We are turning violence into peace. We are turning fear into trust. Through relationship, dialogue, and resources, we are welcoming neighbors with loving arms rather than bearing arms. Join us.

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Swords to Plowshares

Turning Guns into Garden Tools
Turning guns into garden tools is at the center of the work of RAWtools. It connects our programs and enables storytelling—stories of magnificent transformation as well as the deep trauma of grief and loss.

War No More

Nonviolence Training, Resources, and Networking
What if someone broke into your house and attacked your family?
RAWtools’ nonviolence trainings approach real-world situations from a perspective of peace and disarmament. We believe there are tools to resolve conflicts that don’t involve violent weapons.

Vine and Fig

Neighborhood Development and Systems Engagement
How do we prepare ourselves to welcome neighbors and strangers with open arms instead of bearing arms? How do we let love rather than fear drive our relationships?

From the Blog

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The Importance of Self Care – from a Gun Violence Survivor

by Laurie Works @healingembodied on Instagram LaurieWorks.com In our work as humans, activists, and purveyors of nonviolence in our communities, it’s so easy to get caught up in the work. The work is important, vital, necessary. It can start to feel heavy and...

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We Are What We Behold

by Joel Shenk – Pastor of Toledo Mennonite Church I’ve been thinking a lot about the significance of tools.  There is a quote that says, “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.”  This quote is often attributed to media theorist Marsh...

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From Fear to Freedom

From Ryan, a recent gun donor: This Winchester Model 61, a slide-action .22 caliber rifle, was passed to me by my father, after being passed to him by his father. All three of us Nazarene ministers.  All three of us captured by the teachings of Christ, seeking to...

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