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Live at Lincoln: RFK, JFK, MLK's Nonviolent Message at 50th MoW

Michael Shank | Posted 10.24.2013 | DC
Michael Shank

"That is a dangerous, defeatist belief," said the President. Dr. King called America the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." He was right. And it is still today.

She Didn't Have a Gun... She Had MLK's Dream

Lisa Schirch | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

School staff Antoinette Tuff drew out compassion, courage, and love instead of a handgun when faced with someone armed with 500 rounds of ammunition intent on hurting chidren this week in Atlanta.

This Time It Was Different: Antoinette Tuff and the Use of Non-Violence

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

For those who follow the Christian faith, as Ms. Tuff does, she anchored her faith not in a violent response, but remembering her pastor's teachings (you hear that pastors!) she empathized with Mr. Hill and related to him by reflecting on her own life and the lives of her children.

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

Follow the Dream(ers) to Humane Immigration Reform

Victor Narro | Posted 10.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Victor Narro

While Congress continues to exhibit extreme inaction in immigration policy, these young peoples' escalating nonviolent actions, and rising stakes reflect the growing urgency in immigrant communities to survive every day.

Animal Rights and Plant Based Diets: Short-Lived Fad or Longstanding Tradition?

JAINA | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
JAINA

While the majority of westerners believe vegetarianism to be a mostly recent phenomenon, Jains know this is not the case.

All Is Not Lost: 12 Theses on the Way Forward

Michael Goldstein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

Circumstances demand that we come forward with a long-term vision for becoming masters of our collective fate and a strategy for achieving that vision, rather than reactively lurching from election to election, war to war, crisis to crisis.

Come Home, Sweetness Awaits

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

We don't create peace because we've forced everyone to no longer perpetrate violence, we create peace when we experience a state of supreme joy within ourselves and reflect that joy onto others. As a result, the other person feels this joy within themselves and peace becomes contagious.

Palestinians should invest in a plan B even while negotiating

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

One of the most important lessons any negotiator needs to know is that the ability to conduct effective negotiations requires one to have a credible a...

Denying Church Rights To Women And Gays Is Just Like Race-Based Discrimination, Right?

Stephen R. Haynes | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Stephen R. Haynes

Biblical passages to which conservative Christians appeal on these issues can be interpreted differently. But even those convinced that conservatives do not interpret the Bible correctly in these cases must concede that they do so consistently.

Dr. King's Sword: Responding To Boston

Scott Perlo | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Scott Perlo

Every weapon has a recoil: when used, it kicks back at the one who used it. Among the reasons that Dr. King was a great man was that he knew how to choose his weapon.

Ahimsa In The Small Things: A Jain College Student's Approach To Nonviolent Living

JAINA | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
JAINA

My path to spirituality is to hardwire the right choices into my life -- on purpose. And the right choice is the one which causes the least violence in the world.

Non-Violence Revisited

Philip Goldberg | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Philip Goldberg

It seems that the philosophy of non-violence is very much with us, and its application extends beyond its historic use as a tactic for social movements, a la Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

A World Without Violence

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

This might appear to be utopian thinking, but we need to dream and we will get there! If we instill pride in being non-violent, in being compassionate, in being helpful to others, our lives will take a new direction. That should be our unwavering commitment.

The Tamils in Sri Lanka: From Tigers Into Lambs

Jack Healey | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Jack Healey

This article is a call to recognize and appreciate and acknowledge that the Tigers have become Lambs. This is a revolution that has transformed an armed group into an exemplar of civil society participation and with a commitment to nonviolence.

This Year In Palestine

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Gail Vida Hamburg

In the face of international media indifference, the Palestinian people decided to start telling their own stories of living under occupation. One of those stories, 5 Broken Cameras, is an astonishing film by a Palestinian farmer from Bilin, a village in the West Bank.

Buddhists and Christians Talking Nonviolence

John Dear | Posted 04.21.2013 | Religion
John Dear

We spent some time defining nonviolence, then I spoke about its three dimensions: being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent toward everyone we meet and know; and being part of the global grassroots movement of nonviolence.

The Culture Of Violence And The Beloved Community

Tom F. Driver | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Tom F. Driver

The Beloved Community is not a place. It is people marching without guns. The memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., should serve to enlist us in that nonviolent army to which God has been calling us since the beginning of the world.

What Will Happen in Palestine Friday Morning?

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Sometimes Western pundits have asked: Where are the Palestinian Gandhis? But when Palestinians have engaged in nonviolent protest and have been suppressed by Israeli occupation forces, Western pundits have been largely silent.

A Worthy Conversation

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

The only hope for us is to stop in our tracks and turn our intention to finding the path leading to the healing of our national addiction to violence and its glorification.

King, Clowns And The Third Way

Mark Sandlin | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

Dr. King was a living example of the kind of person who encourages the moral arc of history to bend toward justice. He is also an example of the only effective way to bend that arc: nonviolently.

My Liberal Life Among Guns

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

Like many responsible gun owners, I live in the dynamic tension between danger and necessity.

Will the Third Palestinian Intifada Replicate the First?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

This week's creative and disciplined actions by young and unaffiliated Palestinian men and women resemble very much the creativity and experimentation that had been the hallmark of the first Intifada.

Leadership Movie of the Month

Anthony Silard | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Anthony Silard

If you believe that the answer to this question is yes, an ancillary question is at what point is violence acceptable when you are being continually subjected to physical abuse by another person?

The Most Extreme Form of Nonviolence

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

The yogic path labels nonviolence as "ahimsa." According to this tradition, violence is any act that inflicts harm onto not just other people, but onto oneself.