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  Common Peace
Common Peace was born in 1997 as a 64 day nonviolence campaign called the Season for Nonviolence.
This simple act of nonviolent protest against the laws of segregation was a powerful shot which ultimately rang out as a loud and clear message to the people and government of the United States and the world ---- that what the Declaration of Independence stated, would in fact, be implemented.
"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time -- the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
www.nonviolenceworks.com   (758 words)

  Nonviolence : An Introduction
Nonviolence can also he the basis for a way of life: it is consistent with a belief in the underlying unity of humankind and it is the only method of action, interpersonal or political, that does not block that path to what has often been called 'self-realisation'.
Nonviolent intervention is a class of methods involving the disruption or destruction of established behaviour patterns, policies, relationships or institutions which are considered objectionable, or the creation of new behaviour patterns, policies, relationships or institutions which are preferred.
In the dialectic of nonviolence both the sufferer and the opponent are transformed: the opponent(s) by being compelled to confront their own views on the truth of the situation which may lead to conversion; and the sufferer who may be morally enriched by not compromising fundamental principles.
www.nonviolenceinternational.net /seasia/whatis/book.php   (8165 words)

  King Encyclopedia
It was the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956, however, that would demonstrate to King the power of nonviolent resistance as a tactical weapon against racial discrimination.
The nonviolent resister is just as strongly opposed to the evil against which he protests as is the person who uses violence.
The nonviolent resister must often express his protest through noncooperation or boycotts, but he realizes that noncooperation and boycotts are not ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a sense of moral shame in the opponent.
www.stanford.edu /group/King/about_king/encyclopedia/nonviolence.htm   (0 words)

 Nonviolence Training Project: Why Nonviolence?
Nonviolence is a powerful and effective approach to social change which seeks to transform society using means which are consistent with the ends of a fair, just and peaceful world.
Nonviolence works from the notion that power is gained through co-operation and consent, and that we each have the freedom to co-operate with, or to withdraw co-operation from the institutions which govern us.
Nonviolence does not mean remaining passive in the presence of injustice, or withdrawing from conflict.
www.nonviolence.org.au /why.html   (0 words)

 FOR- nonviolence
Nonviolence is not simply a way of proving one's point and getting what one wants without being involved in behavior that one considers ugly and evil.
Nonviolence is perhaps the most exacting of all forms of struggle, not only because it demands first of all that one be ready to suffer evil and even face the threat of death without violent retaliation, but because it excludes mere transient self-interest from its considerations.
Nor should nonviolent resistesr be content to prove to themselves that they are virtuous and right, that their hands and heart are pure even though the adversary's may be evil and defiled.
www.forusa.org /nonviolence/40merton.html   (0 words)

 Whistleblowing and nonviolence, by Brian Martin
In part, this may be due to nonviolent action being seen as largely taking place in certain subcultures, for example full-time activists, students, or those in "alternative life styles." If nonviolent action could be "mainstreamed," namely oriented to the backgrounds, skills and social situation of many workers, then it might well find a ready audience.
Nonviolent activists seldom have the illusion that society's formal channels provide a solution to injustices, since otherwise it would not be necessary to use nonviolent direct action in the first place.
Nonviolent activists working to transform bureaucracies should not assume that methods like rallies and fasts that are often used effectively in public campaigns can be organized with the same ease or effectiveness inside organizations.
www.uow.edu.au /arts/sts/bmartin/pubs/99pc.html   (0 words)

 Nonviolence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If nonviolence is to become a permanent conquest of human nature and civilization...it must become the very foundation of our relations with the child from birth onwards.
Nonviolence, that is to say, positive and constructive respect, and selfless, unprejudiced service to realization of the human potential according to the laws of psychic growth, determines its orientation and all the details of its techniques and practical application.
Not only does the child need us so that she may use nonviolence as a means of development and base her personality on it, but we need the child to help us to strengthen, develop and stabilize nonviolence in ourselves.
www.cctheo.org /nonviolence.html   (0 words)

 Howard Ryan, Nonviolence as a Political Philosophy FAQ
Nonviolent theorists believe that the failure to achieve open, democratic societies in Russia, China, or Cuba is attributable in part to the armed methods used in these countries' revolutions.
Nonviolent adherents agree that the road to a peaceful and just society should be nonviolent, but they have many differences in theory and strategy beyond that.
While the two approaches are theoretically distinguishable, nonviolent adherents may be influenced by both, with the commitment to one school or the other a matter of emphasis.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/27d/002.html   (0 words)

 Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence
Nonviolence Trainings - educating volunteers and the public about the history, principles and strategies of nonviolence, and training them in its application for developing a personal, social and institutional nonviolent way of life.
Nonviolence Zone - supporting a troubled neighborhood within LA County over a year period in establishing, nurturing and sustaining a nonviolent zone.
Nonviolence Assessment Tools - developing a tool that identifies nonviolent elements of culture (behavior and attitudes), facilitates assessment of these elements in specific institutions (schools, families, business, bureaucracy, etc.), and provides referral and consulting services for developing and implementing plans to improve scores (the goal: to transform cultural norms in our society).
www.nonviolenceworks.com /snv/about.htm   (0 words)

 Brandywine Peace Community
The nonviolent witness that I and others made that day came out of our conviction that the war our country was embarking upon was a tragic error and would intensify hatred, violence and suffering in the world, and escalate the danger for us all.
The transforming power of nonviolence has its seeds in the understanding that we are all one, and that in honoring the humanity of our opponents, we open the way for lasting and peaceful change.
Philosopher Mohandas Gandhi, who inspired King's nonviolent strategies, once said: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." If we wish to see a world free of weapons of mass destruction, then we must become a nation free of weapons of mass destruction.
www.brandywinepeace.com /nonviolence.html   (0 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
In nonviolent fight you have, to a certain measure, to conform to the tradition and conventions of the system you are pitted against.
Point out their agreement that nonviolence succeeds by transforming the relationship between antagonists and that it's strength lies in the individual's commitment to truth and justice.
Nonviolence was at the foundation of Mandela's political philosophy, but in the course of his career he came to accept the necessity of armed resistance.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=326   (0 words)

 Nonviolence and Its Violent Consquences by William Meyers
If Nonviolence activists were content to preach their gospel to the military, the police, the capitalists and other violent and oppressive groups, I would not need to write this essay.
Fallback Nonviolence arguing position: Nonviolence is a universal truth, but maybe the Third World is different than the US where we have free speech and democracy and a big middle class and respect for property rights.
Nonviolence activists who refuse to violently defend their own children when necessary are, in my eyes, more inhumanly monstrous than any predator.
www.iiipublishing.com /nonv.htm   (0 words)

 NONVIOLENT ACTION HANDBOOK: Nonviolence by Sanderson Beck
In this sense, nonviolent action is not passive, nor is it a naive belief in converting the opposition, nor is it a "safe" method of protest, immune from repression.
A nonviolent approach to the police undercuts their rationale for violence and reveals to neutral parties the extent to which the system relies on violence and force.
When a nonviolent campaign stands its ground using nonviolence to resist dispersal (not merely for a day or a weekend but over time), it greatly raises the cost of continuing violence against it until it is no longer feasible.
www.san.beck.org /NAH1-Nonviolence.html   (0 words)

 Meatball Wiki: NonViolence
NonViolence is a direct translation of the sanskrit word ahimsa.
NonViolence is a sacrifice for a greater good, but some sacrifices are too much.
Violence may be a natural disaster; that is just how it is. The goal of NonViolence is to mitigate for the brutality of life as much as possible, between humans and nature, and within human nature.
www.usemod.com /cgi-bin/mb.pl?NonViolence   (2373 words)

 The Budhha Taught Nonviolence, Not pacifism
Ultimately, nonviolence is a recognition of the simple facts that the quality of our life is the same as the quality of our moment-to-moment thoughts and feelings, and that enmity, hatred, and violence never improve our state of mind.
For him, nonviolence is an essential rule, a culmination of a meditative way of life, a product of individual choice and position, and a non-stop, non-situational way of being.
Nonviolence as the Buddha taught it was directed at each interaction in each moment but was not a comforting myth for denying inescapable truths.
www.dharma.org /ij/archives/2002a/nonviolence.htm   (0 words)

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Nonviolence and nonviolent action, by their appearance, simply mean "not violence" and "not violent action." It is a short mental jump to presume that they are everything violence and violent action are not.
Gandhian nonviolence is based on religious principles drawn from a diversity of scriptures, particularly the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, and the Koran.
With that, nonviolence may be just as likely to be successful in a conflict as violence, and it is much less likely to cause much increased hostility, escalation, and backlash.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/nonviolent_direct_action.jsp   (0 words)

 Understanding Nonviolence (Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, Non-Violence, Satyagraha)
The characteristics of a nonviolent commitment can be classified in two general areas: the definition of nonviolence itself, and the type of commitment given.
Commitment to nonviolence is unconditional and is based both on principle and on practical/humanitarian considerations.
As a whole, the nonviolence movement in the United States has stood somewhere in between these poles, being a hodge-podge of individuals with varying beliefs, often not fully conscious.
www.markshep.com /nonviolence/Understanding.html   (0 words)

 Bibliography for Nonviolence USA Index
"A genuinely nonviolent revolution requires more time for preparation (which was not available in Nicaragua); but it will last longer because it cannot be overthrown in the same way by the force of arms" (p.
With a critical treatment of Ghandian nonviolence in the context of poltical theory.
"Nonviolent Resistance is the key to the problem of liberty in the modern state," (p.
pages.prodigy.net /gmoses/nvusa/nvbib.htm   (0 words)

 Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Ring in the New Year with a New Commitment to nonviolent direct action to end the Iraq war and to prevent an extension of this war to Iran and other countries.
SODaPOP is the campaign of nonviolent civil resistance / civil disobedience which includes office occupations of presidential candidates who not commit to withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq within 100 days of assuming office and who do not commit to publicly opposing the use of military force against Iran and other countries.
January 3 — Again a nonviolence workshop will be held in the morning followed by nonviolent civil disobedience at presidential campaign offices.
vcnv.org   (1240 words)

Nonviolence is an ideology that rejects the use of violent action in a conflict over power to attain social and political objectives.
For practitioners of principled nonviolence, the aim of any nonviolent endeavour is, as the Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche, Chairman of the Assembly of Tibetan's People's Deputies, Tibetan Government in Exile stated," the establishment of truth and removal of injustice.
With pragmatic nonviolence, a people or a movement can choose not to use violence even if there is no traditional or religious basis for that choice in their culture.
www.unpo.org /article.php?id=4430   (0 words)

 The Modern Library | Nonviolence by Mark Kurlansky
Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power.
Nonviolence is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present-day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Engaging, scholarly, and brilliantly reasoned, Nonviolence is a work that compels readers to look at history in an entirely new way.
www.randomhouse.com /modernlibrary/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780679643357   (0 words)

 Practicing Nonviolence
Although to some the word nonviolence implies passivity, nonviolence is actually an active form of resistance.
Gandhi's vision of nonviolence is translated as "clinging to truth" or sometimes "truth force", which includes both determination to speak out even when one's truth is unpopular, and willingness to hear the truth of other people's experience.
Nonviolence then becomes resourcefulness -- seeing the possibilities for change in oneself and in others, and having the power to act on those possibilities.
www.actupny.org /documents/CDdocuments/PracticingNV.html   (0 words)

 Nonviolence & Nonviolent Action
What followed was an amazing example of nonviolent struggle as hundreds of thousands of ordinary Filipinos took to the streets to protect the rebel officers from troops still loyal to Marcos.
There are also some comments on how the Czechoslovakians could have used nonviolence more effectively, the vulnerabilities of bureaucratic systems, and the practicality of using strategic nonviolence for national defense (civilian-based defense).
He goes on to advocate more serious study of strategic nonviolence for national defense, and upbraids the peace movement for its failures and reluctance to explore new alternatives to war.
www.fragmentsweb.org /fourtx/subnonvi.html   (0 words)

 Campaign For Nonviolence
The K-State Campaign for Nonviolence is working in many, varied ways to apply the principles of active nonviolence to problems associated with discrimination, harassment, violence and other abuses of power on our campus and in our community.
Consistent with the view of K-State as a community which is both distinctive and part of a larger community and world, the campus-wide Campaign for Nonviolence (CNV) has been working for since 2000 to address violence and its continuum of precursors in a manner that we believe is unique for a university campus.
Our main projects each year are the Rally for Nonviolence in the Fall term, the Season for Nonviolence in the Spring term, and assistance with the SAFE ZONE program throughout the year.
www.k-state.edu /nonviolence   (0 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Activism: Nonviolence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict - PBS documentary on the use of nonviolent power to confront oppression and authoritarian rule during the 20th century.
Nonviolence Web - A directory of many of the United States' most dynamic peace and nonviolence organizations.
Nonviolence Works - Aims to "popularise and promote the power of nonviolence" through a quarterly webzine, community forums and provision of information on how nonviolence works.
dmoz.org /Society/Activism/Nonviolence   (0 words)

 Gandhian nonviolence: Mahatma Gandhi and the refusal to cooperate with social injustice
If we use them as an excuse to stay silent in the face of great injustice, to stay safe when others are taking risks for justice, to avoid conflict when conflict is necessary, we diminish ourselves and the spirit and collude with the violence.
A radical’s radical, Berrigan defied not only the state, but the church, as undeterred by excommunication as he had been by prison; he then went on to challenge the conventions of the very movement he was part of.
It is also fitting that while remembering his relentless fight for equality and justice, we mull the wellsprings of his philosophy that changed the face of this nation.
lysistrataproject.org.hosting.domaindirect.com /nonviolence.htm   (0 words)

The tactic of nonviolence was essential to the success of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the campaigns waged in Mississippi.
It gives you a certain feeling that you are really not comfortable with, and especially when you have decided to take on this situation and be nonviolent which means that you are kind of vulnerable to a lot of things.
Matt Suarez, before becoming a member of both SNCC and CORE, said that he "thought you were absolutely stupid to let somebody hit on you, spit on you, slap you, or throw anything on you." After he realized the power of nonviolence and the courage it took to practice it, he changed his mind.
www.usm.edu /crdp/html/cd/nonviolence.htm   (0 words)

 Nonviolence Training
Historically, nonviolence training was used extensively during the civil rights movement, in Gandhi's campaigns in India against the British, and in recent years in the struggles against nuclear technology, against U.S. policy in Central America and Southern Africa and for the rights of farm workers, women and people with AIDS, to name a few.
Third, the nonviolent method is an attack on the forces of evil rather than against persons doing the evil.
Sixth, the believer in nonviolence has a deep faith in the future and the forces in the universe are seen to be on the side of justice.
www.actupny.org /documents/CDdocuments/NV%20Training.html   (0 words)

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