Active Nonviolence

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

31.01.2019

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

The Madhya Nisheda Andolana-Karnataka is a Padayatra (nonviolent march), the largest of its kind. More than 4000 women from twenty-three districts of the Karnataka State, India, embarked on a twelve-day walk of 210 kilometers from Chitradurga to Bengaluru, protesting against the State’s policy of legal liquor sales. The march was held… »

10.01.2019

Fascism and jihad: the hatechildren of neoliberalism and war. Compassion to the rescue!

Fascism and jihad: the hatechildren of neoliberalism and war. Compassion to the rescue!

What is the best way to prevent a catastrophe? So many people have a sense of foreboding that  we are heading towards disaster that proposals are not discussed calmly and amicably but rather everybody is trying to impose their preferred ones on everyone else. These are times of extreme… »

25.12.2018

Gandhi is still relevant – and can inspire a new form of politics today

Gandhi is still relevant – and can inspire a new form of politics today

Tom Shillam, University of York for The Conversation Seventy years after Gandhi’s assassination on the streets of New Delhi, Ramachandra Guha’s new book, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-48, reopens a familiar debate around his legacy. What was Gandhi’s message? What were his politics? What… »

07.11.2018

Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

By Özlem Cekic at We the Future My inbox is full of hate mails and personal abuse and has been for years. In 2010, I started answering those mails and suggesting to… »

03.10.2018

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

As reported by Sudhir Gandrota. October 2, 2019. Hisar, India.  The decision to spread further Mahatma Gandhi’s message of non-violence to the world coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, with the second World March for Peace that will take place from October 2, 2019. As announced by Dr. »

03.08.2018

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

According to an article written by Javier Pes, for Artnet August 2, 2018,  “Artists Dramatically Remove Their Work From London’s Design Museum to Protest Its Decision to Host an Arms Dealer “Artist are harshly criticizing the London museum’s response to the uproar over its decision to host… »

24.06.2018

What we can really learn from Gandhi?

What we can really learn from Gandhi?

By CHRIS MOORE-BACKMAN for openDemocracy 21 June 2018 Social struggle calls for true transformation, a trading in of old lives for new. Once again I’m thinking back to the 16th of February 2003. By that time, my own experiments with nonviolence had formed my lukewarm (at best) opinion… »

19.05.2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Where can you find discussions, people and proposals as diverse as: ~ Judge Baltasar Garzón, who worked tirelessly to extradite Pinochet from Margret Thatcher’s protection to face charges of genocide. ~ A refugee activist, Nicole Ndongala, Spanish/Congolese, defending the human rights of immigrants. ~ An economist from Argentina, Guillermo Sullings,… »

06.05.2018

The Active Nonviolence toolkit, proposals for the European Humanist Forum

The Active Nonviolence toolkit, proposals for the European Humanist Forum

In May 1969 Silo gave a speech, The Healing of Suffering in a remote outpost of the Argentinian Andes which today could be seen as the launch of an Active Nonviolence Manifesto. He referred then to violence being not just physical but also economic, racial, religious, psychological and moral. »

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