Active Nonviolence

17.10.2019

Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening

Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening

Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations – particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G – threaten imminent… »

21.09.2019

The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key?

The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key?

I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country the only way it can be built: by learning, living and sharing peace. »

10.09.2019

Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing it with some national leaders of today, and to invite you to emulate Gandhi’s… »

07.09.2019

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

By David Swanson Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and knowledge pile up in each case, denial of the facts looks more and… »

26.08.2019

Why the G7 can only deliver more of the same (only worse). But there is hope

Why the G7 can only deliver more of the same (only worse). But there is hope

It is that time of the year and the leaders of 7 industrialised countries get together to address the world situation. What an opportunity to deal with inequality, the climate crisis, the trade wars, gender discrimination, racism, the refugees crisis, regulate multinationals, tax havens and banks, stop unbridled speculation, promote… »

21.07.2019

We Only Need 12 million Americans for Transformative Change.

We Only Need 12 million Americans for Transformative Change.

By David Andersson On a recent podcast entitled “How Only 3.5% of a Population Can Change Society, ” Sonali Kolhatkar interviewed Erica Chenoweth, co-author of the book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. The book describes a study of worldwide mass campaigns of nonviolent resistance… »

11.07.2019

Call for artists to participate in the Art Symposium in Brandenburg in October 2019

Call for artists to participate in the Art Symposium in Brandenburg in October 2019

On the occasion of the Day of Nonviolence, October 2, 2019, from October 1, 2019 to October 5, 2019, a symposium for artists on the subject of nonviolence will take place at the Humanist Park of Study and Reflection in Schlamau, Brandenburg, Germany. The aim of this meeting of artists… »

06.07.2019

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

By Dr. Hakim Young and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kabul Afghanistan July 5, 2019  Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging… »

09.06.2019

Spirit, consciousness and vision: the great human leap

Spirit, consciousness and vision: the great human leap

We published a couple of days ago two articles apparently unrelated. The first one: “Spiritual science: how a new perspective on consciousness could help us understand ourselves” The author uses the word consciousness as synonymous with awareness but puzzles over the capacity for altruism and finds in a more… »

06.06.2019

Vision is finally on the rise in U.S. politics

Vision is finally on the rise in U.S. politics

From grassroots movements to presidential hopefuls, the importance of creating visionary plans for change is no longer being ignored. By George Lakey May 21, 2019 Our country’s political discourse is becoming more interesting. On May 16, Washington governor and presidential candidate Jay… »

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