Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why the Moral Argument for Non-Violence Matters

Why the Moral Argument for Non-Violence Matters

Jan 15, 2018-- There is a difference between using nonviolent tactics and having nonviolent principles. That difference matters even more today. Kazu Haga, a Kingian Nonviolence trainer based in Oakland, California and founder and coordinator of East Point Peace Academy, explains that nonviolent tactics have victory as the goal and define people as opponents. Nonviolent principles have reconciliation as the goal and define people as being in relationship and part of a beloved community. The core of principled nonviolent action is the unwavering faith in the goodness of human nature. People are not the enemy. Violence and injustice are. A nonviolent revolution binds strategies in principle. (8794 reads)

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Take ActionEastpoint Peace Academy has a 250 year work-plan for building a world without war, a society where everyone's needs are met, a future where peace is the norm and the violence of today is a thing of the past. Could you commit to working on such a "humbling and audacious" plan? What is your vision for peace that extends for seven generations? [more]

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