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Nonviolent Protest

Nonviolent Protest Is a Powerful Force

Dr. L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Dr. L. Randolph Lowry

America can place the entire tragedy into its distant memory or it can recommit to the most promising approach to long-term human progress: non-violent expression, constructive dialogue and decisive action to eliminate every unfairness in our society.

Why Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral Used Nonviolent Action as Tactic

Michael Shank | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

The Occupy Movement has returned and is resurrecting itself in Hong Kong. But in this case, the "occupying" is not associating itself with the Occupy Wall Street of recent years.

Book Excerpt: The Civil Rights Movement Was Sometimes Armed--and Not Always Nonviolent

The Root | Charles E. Cobb Jr. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

The late-summer sun was broiling the already sunbaked floodplains of the Mississippi Delta on August 31, 1962, when Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and seventee...

Martin Luther King Jr.: Remembering a Committed Life

Gary May | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Gary May

Nearly 50 years after his death it is King's words and deeds that live on in the American memory -- not that of the racists who hated him or the Black Power advocates who scorned him.

Here's Why I Love the Che Guevara Jesus Poster

Paul N. Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Paul N. Alexander

I love this picture. I've been showing it in my classes for more than a decade. But why in the world would I -- an activist committed to consistent nonviolence -- appreciate a portrayal of Jesus that is blended with Che Guevara?

From Topless Protests To Pussy Riot, Women Rise Up

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

It occurred to me, as I looked at a picture of photographers swarming a trio of women, that they are establishing an important point: Despite being decades past the western Women's Liberation Movement, the most direct and potent access to power they have still is through their sexuality.

Jesus' Nonviolent Resistance For The Marginalized

Craig S. Keener | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

If Jesus' preaching of an imminent kingdom sounded too political, it would arouse Roman concern. Jesus probably did not simply predict his death: He provoked it.

'Angry Queers' Break Stained-Glass Window

Rev. Mel White | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Mel White

Did those "Angry Queers" do us any good? Did their act of violence advance our cause, win hearts and minds, or lead us one step closer to full acceptance and equality? No. If we choose to act, the rules of relentless nonviolent resistance provide guidelines for our action.

Icon of The Day: MLK

Alona Elkayam | Posted 03.17.2012 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Of the 50 people I spoke to (mostly college and high school students) at Madison Square Garden, not one of them was familiar with the Letter from Birmingham Jail. I know what you are thinking: "Thank heaven Alona had a copy!"

Protests, Police, and Pepper Spray: Nothing to Sneeze At

Tobias Winright | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Tobias Winright

The use of force by police is not at all supposed to involve any notion of punishment or humiliation. Police are supposed to serve and protect all citizens, including those they regrettably have to arrest.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Occupy Wall Street

Posted 12.14.2011 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you've heard about "Occupy Wall Street," but aren't sure what it...

How the Arab Spring Sprung From a Nonviolent Source

Michael Shank | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Michael Shank

The propensity in the U.S. to conflate Islam with violence precludes the possibility of nonviolent Muslim protest motivated by an internal incentive, be it secular or religious. However, the concept of nonviolence is not foreign or new to Muslims.

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.

The (Sometimes) Incredible Power of Nonviolent Protest

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Schwartz

Memo to Obama: Since your intelligence people didn't tell you, let me fill you in on why, by simply staying in the streets, the Egyptian people were able to topple a tyrant with 30 years seniority, sweeping him into the dustbin of history.

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.