Pace e Bene Nonviolence Conference Aug 2020

Video 1 Online Zoom Webinar Conference (7 hrs) Video 2 Nonviolence Training Soul Force: From Spirit To Street (3 hrs) Click here to see other available training Video 3 Third Harmony extended trailer SPEAKERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE Rev. Richard Rohr – one of the world’s best-known theologians and religious leaders and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation

NonViolence

Non-violence doesn’t just mean not doing violence; it’s also a way of taking positive action to resist oppression or bring about change. The aim of non-violent conflict is to convert your opponent; to win over their mind and heart and persuade them that your point of view is right. An important element is often to make sure that the opponent

Video Six: The Mission of Nonviolence: Going Forward as People of Nonviolence, Working for a New Nonviolent World

In this sixth video, the conclusion of our course, John will reflect on the mission of nonviolence; the big vision of working for the abolition of war, poverty, greed, racism, sexism, nuclear weapons, environmental destruction and all violence; and the need to stay with the struggle for justice and peace, come what may, so that we practice the holistic, mature

Video Three: Practicing Nonviolence Toward All Others

In the third video, John will reflect on our calling to practice meticulous interpersonal nonviolence toward all people from now on. We want to be attentive to our personal nonviolence, to be as loving and compassionate as we can, to be nonviolent and compassionate to those who push our buttons and trigger our inner violence, and even to learn how

Video Two: Peace with Yourself, Cultivating Inner Nonviolence

In the second video, John will reflect on being nonviolent to yourself. He will talk about the need to look deeply within, understand the wounds we have from the culture of violence, the ways we cooperate with violence inside ourselves and how we can non-cooperate with our own inner violence. We want to unlearn violence, not beat ourselves up, but

Living Nonviolence

John Dear will offer a six video (six week) class on nonviolence, called “Living Nonviolence,” based on his best-selling book, “The Nonviolent Life.” The class will feature six, ten minute videos of John reflecting on various aspects of nonviolence.  Participants will then have a chance in the day or two after watching the video to post comments.

The Philosophy of Nonviolence

excerpted from “Stride Toward Freedom”, 1958 by Martin Luther King, Jr. The philosophy of nonviolence Since the philosophy of nonviolence played such a positive role in the Montgomery movement, it may be wise to turn to a brief discussion of some basic aspects of this philosophy. First, it must be emphasized that nonviolent resistance is not a method for cowards;

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Principles of Nonviolence

1) Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. It is assertive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.   2) Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding. The end result of nonviolence is redemption and reconciliation. The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.   3) Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice,

Nonviolence

Non-violence doesn’t just mean not doing violence; it’s also a way of taking positive action to resist oppression or bring about change. The essence of non-violent technique is that it seeks to liquidate antagonisms but not the antagonists. Gandhi The aim of non-violent conflict is to convert your opponent; to win over their mind and heart and persuade them that

NonViolence

CHAPTER 13 THICH NHAT HANH Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 – ) was born and raised in Vietnam. As a young man, he became a Buddhist monk. When Vietnam was gripped by civil war, he remained neutral. Although he did not support the North Vietnamese effort to reunify the nation by force, he was deeply involved in protests against the South

Boats on a River

Boats on a River Most people have never actually met themselves. At every moment, all our lives long, we identify with our thoughts, our self-image, or our feelings. We have to find a way to get behind this view of ourselves to discover the face we had before we were born. We must discover who we are in God, who

Dehumanizing Always Starts With Language

Adapted from Braving the Wilderness (2017) Chapter Four: People Are Hard to Hate Close Up. Move In.  THERE ARE ALWAYS BOUNDARIES. EVEN IN THE WILDERNESS. When we commit to getting closer, we’re committing to eventually experiencing real, face-to-face conflict. Whether it’s over dinner, at work, or in the grocery line, in-person conflict is always hard and uncomfortable. And when it comes to