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Frederick Douglass' July Fourth

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Frederick Douglass didn't celebrate Independence Day. Of course. How could he? Douglass was born a slave. This country's independence was not his own, or his people's.

Efforts for Non-Violence Help Achieve Security Pull Back in Syria

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

How the U.S. and the international community -- including the media -- assess the crisis in Syria will affect whether Syria experiences a transformation to democracy, or whether it becomes the flash point for a new war in the Middle East.

Occupying Political Space for Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

There is a new political moment in Palestine and the Arab world, which allows a different discussion than in the past, and rehashing old shibboleths isn't likely to help the Palestinian people win their freedom.

The Dirty Tricks Dictators Play

John Jackson | Posted 08.11.2011 | World
John Jackson

It is clearer than ever, that movements that are disciplined, non-violent, unified, and politically cunning, pose powerful threats to the autocrats they challenge.

Fatah, Hamas and the Future of Palestine

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

Considering the sweeping changes across the Middle East and the rising din of the popular voice of nonviolent resistance, the United States may be forced to confront the Israeli government with a stark choice.

Denver Mayor's Race Spawns a Business Solution

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Mayoral CEOs across the country are paid considerably less than private-sector CEOs and yet often perform at a much higher level since they face electoral accountability on a regular basis.

Does Peace Come From Within? The Dalai Lama and Other Nobel Peace Prize Winners (Gently) Disagree

Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion

By David Giambusso Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) The Dalai Lama says peace in the world begins with peace in oneself. Some of his fellow N...

Why We Must Sail to Gaza

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

A year ago, activists tried to break the blockade of Gaza with an international flotilla of ships. They failed. Now an even larger flotilla is preparing to set sail in June. And when the Audacity of Hope sets sail, I will be on it.

Dodging Bullets: The Consequences of Ignoring Nonviolence

Kenneth Kales | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Kenneth Kales

I've just returned from an uplifting author tour with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi for her new book The Golden Cage, to be met with a near ...

How The Yoga Of Non-Injury Will Set You Free

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

There is nothing that could be more significant, helpful, or honoring of human existence and decency than non-injury, known as ahimsa in yoga.

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.