“Nonviolent resistance … is based on the conviction that the universe is on the side of justice. Consequently, the believer in nonviolence has deep faith in the future.
This faith is another reason why the nonviolent resister can accept suffering without retaliation. For he knows that in his struggle for justice he has cosmic companionship.”
NonViolent Action – What is it?
If you check Google, best lookup up SATYAGRAHA. As done by Martin Luther King, it means no violence, no disturbing others, or public ridicule of opponents. As Gandhi said:
“The vindication of truth not by infliction of suffering on the opponent, but on one’s self…. It’s a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow human beings” Convert them by showing humility and honesty. They’re to be converted – not annihilated. Violence and anger create bitterness on one side and brutality in the other.
[How often we see this bickering & anger in the news.]
NonViolent Action allows you to demonstrate through “unambiguous physical action” the depth of your Faith and belief in your “cause.” It is a positive demonstration of love given at sometimes tremendous personal cost.
Background -how it was practiced by Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Thoreau and others. Fundamental & well worth reading!
Lessons Learned – an attempt to summarize the comment elements from the case studies.
Implementation – what it means to us and A Kid’s Right.
Checklist – to prepare for NonViolent Action.
We have quoted liberally from the books in the attached bibliography, we recommend them for your reading! To go through all the material in order (like flipping pages in a book), just use the arrows at the bottom of every page.
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