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Celebrating Lord Mahavir's Teachings Of Compassion And Peace In Jainism

Nikhil Bumb | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Nikhil Bumb

Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important holidays for Jains around the world and the birthday of Lord Mahavir, the 24th and last Thirthankar of Jainism.

Autocratic Deafness

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The geopolitics of today's world is a hellish cauldron of competing and temporarily interlocking interests, with violence, coercion and domination the only known standards for conflict resolution.

The Principal Challenge We Face

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

It has now become clearer to me than ever before that the challenge confronting the world is to find innovative forms of verbal and written communication to enable us to resolve disputes nonviolently.

Toppling Dictators with a Lethal Dose of Technology and Nonviolent Action

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian journalist and activist who had survived torture while incarcerated in jail for pushing against the regime, brought his mission to the United States.

Egypt: The Power of the Military vs. the Power of the People

Jason Erb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Erb

In the past month Egypt witnessed a change of leadership within the existing regime, not regime change. Egypt has been, and still is, a military regim...

Obama's Veto Is the Wrong Side of History

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The saying goes that right is might, but apparently when it has to do with Israel, might becomes right.

What Can Americans Learn From Egypt?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Egyptian revolution should remind Americans that we live in a country that serves as a beacon of hope to the rest of the world. And that we need to take steps to clean up our own act to ensure that democracy remains a reality.

Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

The movement in Egypt had been planned carefully and had been effective in conveying the need for both sustained pressure on the regime and strict nonviolent discipline.

My Apology To Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin, A-Rod And My Mom

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have a deep belief that for the good of society, we should not accept this behavior as a given ... no matter who they are directed at.

The Secret Blessing Of The Hebrew Calendar's Extra Adar

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

With love, laughter, and longing for the day when the Hidden will be fully Revealed to all the world.

Martin Luther King: Remembering What We Forgot

John McKnight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John McKnight

To honor Dr. King's legacy we need to go the peaceful way, not because it sometimes works, but because it is the best way of life. The peaceful way creates a community where life and creativity can flourish.

'Hand in Hand, the Army and the People Are One'

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The Egyptian military has been considered very loyal to Mubarak. But in a crucial development, protesters have been making a direct moral appeal to the military to choose loyalty to the people.

Heeding God's Call To End Gun Violence

Charles Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Charles Howard

Gun control, 2nd Amendment rights, gun-violence advocacy -- whatever you want to call it -- is complex. What is simple is that our country has a problem with gun violence.

10 Unsung Nonviolence Visionaries of 2010

Ronit Avni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronit Avni

For the sake of peace and an end to occupation, these visionaries must find their place in the spotlight now and provide a desperately needed alternative to polarization in the Middle East.

The Other Jonathan

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nadia Hijab

The Israel prime minister recently appealed for the release of Jonathan Pollard from an American jail. Just a week later, Israel sent Jonathan Pollak to jail. The two men could not be more different.

Near Forgotten MLK Comic Gains Fans in the Middle East

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Becker

In 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the real-life superhero of a comic book that inspired disenfranchised American youth to take action against segregation. Today, the comic is finding a new audience in the Middle East.

The Point of No Return: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John W. Whitehead

One of the most important lessons King imparted was that when government fails to listen, then it is within our power to press for change.

No Room for the Pentagon's Wars in Dr. King's Dream

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an appropriate moment to reflect on the power of nonviolent social activism motivated by love and a sense of justice. Just don't tell the Pentagon.

What Would Dr. King Do? Remembering Arizona on MLK Day

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Admiring Dr. King's life is not enough; we must live his legacy as well. Let us honor his life by working together to continue to build an America where every child can safely and securely enjoy the privileges of equal opportunity and freedom.

The Kabul Scarf: A New Year Reflection On The War In Afghanistan

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nathan Schneider

It's New Year's Eve, and last night my colleague at Waging Nonviolence, Eric Stoner, returned safely from Afghanistan. He was there as a journalist ...

A Message from Israeli Military Prison on International Human Rights Day

Majida Abu Rahmah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Majida Abu Rahmah

A year ago tonight, on International Human Rights Day, our apartment in Ramallah was broken into by the Israeli military in the middle of the night.

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Burma's Revolution: Goodbye, Generals (with Shaazka Beyerle)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In honor of the upcoming elections in Burma, here is a re-post of an article published at Truthout by me and Shaazka Beyerle in October of 2007. The...

MLK and the "Progressive Hunter"

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I was pleased to see the MLK nonviolence pledge on Glenn Beck's website, but I cringe when I hear him boast about being a "progressive hunter," and when I hear Beck regularly demonize the people he disagrees with.

Remembering Serbia's Nonviolent Victory

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In the United States, the first week of October passed by without much fanfare. However, for about 10 million Serbian citizens, it was a time to celeb...