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.
From the Blog
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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more