By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results,
Georgetown University theology professor Chester Gillis once said of Father Berrigan: "If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the 20th century, he’d be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton."
The book careens around the globe, diving into campaigns and surfacing to offer fresh and often surprising lessons, even when examining well-known events.
“We have to have hope to resist” As the Stop the Wall Coalition demonstrates, steadfastness (sumud) in Arabic and nonviolent discipline are essential ingredients of a successful movement. Members of the village communities have learned that they must continue to struggle, day by day, week by week, despite the violence directed at them. Freedom does not come easy. “You have to be willing to sacrifice for freedom, and above all else, believe in your cause and what you’re struggling for. If you believe, you will continue, if you continue, you will succeed.”
Berry The drones were not as precise as I had hoped, for they sometimes miss the designated enemy and hit an innocent bystander—the sort of operator’s error that we must classify as normal. The enemies of peace resent these errors just as much as we peace-lovers would. And so the drones have very likely made more enemies than they have killed.
"We are trying to hang on to what we know about how to care for people, what we know about working democratically, about nonviolence, yet not be subsumed by the state. Yet we have to insist on a woman’s right not to face every man alone. We have to demand the rule of law.” By More
International Day of Nonviolence in Afghanistan: "Where there is love, their is life." Dr. Hakim 4th October 2014 Kabul--“I woke up with the blast of another bomb explosion this morning,” Imadullah told me. “I wonder how many people were killed.” Imadullah, an 18 year old Afghan Peace Volunteer, (APV), from Badakhshan, had joined me at More
For a list of actions nationwide (and worldwide) and more information and resources go to paceebene.org. While focusing on this particular week for action, this is a much broader and longer campaign Local action: CNV ACTION-ST.PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, MN SEPTEMBER 24. 5:00-6:00 pm Vigil at the Lake St./Marshall Ave. Peace Bridge Signs will be available on the More
... because it is not an easy task, we must join our hands together. The “Roadmap” is Metta Center’s attempt to offer three things to help create an unstoppable movement of movements: unity, strategy, and nonviolent power. By Staff Metta Center for Nonviolence www.mettacenter.org PopularResistance.org June 5th, 2014 Translations of this article are available on the More