Active Nonviolence

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…

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…

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 the writer that we might meet for coffee and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Face 2 Face with Dennis Redmond

In this show we speak with Dennis Redmond, coordinator of the Community for Human Development, about the April 8th “New York City Walk for Nonviolence.” The walk will wind through the streets of Manhattan, passing by some key nonviolence landmarks…

#MeToo, say Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

The deluge of reports of sexual harassment taking place in just about every aspect of society, following the Harvey Weinstein revelations is an opportunity to produce profound changes. This will not happen unless the deep roots of abusive behaviour are…

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