~6h

"We need something that will fire our imagination and stir our good feelings so that new leaders can rise up and open the way... we can have our moment of truth...

2d

"In the frenzy of modern life, we lose sight of the real value of humanity. People become the sum total of what they produce. Human beings act like machines who...

5d

"People need to hear the stories of struggles that have avoided extreme contention and violence, that have had limited destructive episodes and that have result...

7d

"In essence, nonviolent activists precipitate change because people are inspired by the honesty, discipline, integrity, courage and determination of the activis...

8d

"Also referred to as political jiu-jitsu, or creating backfire, the Aikido Effect refers to a dynamic that sometimes (but not always) occurs when violent repres...

10d

"If a child grows up with the idea of violence, that you get what you want by force, what kind of world will this be?"

— Julinda Abu Nasr, Lebanon, 1980
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11d

"Human beings are violent; that is actually 'what is'; and the danger they have brought about in this world is the result of this violence, it is the outcome of...

8mth

“When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines what kin...

6mth

"The Sufis advise us to speak only after our words have managed to pass through three gates. At the first gate we ask ourselves, 'Are these words true?' If so, ...

12d

"If brains have brought us to what we are in now, I think it is time to allow our hearts to speak. When our sons are killed by the millions, let us mothers go t...

1d

"Another reason why we must love our enemies is that hate scars the soul and distorts the personality. Mindful that hate is an evil and dangerous force, we too ...

4d

"Just as the sun shines on the godly and the ungodly alike, so does nuclear radiation. And with this knowledge it becomes increasingly difficult to embrace the ...

6d

"A critical source of success of nonviolent resistance is mass participation, which can erode or remove a regime's main sources of power when the participants r...

8d

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long...

9d

"What good is it to me if Mary gave birth to the Son of God fourteen hundred years ago, and I do not also give birth to the Son of God in my time and in my cult...

+1y

Working out my feelings about the state of our world, in light of what happened in Paris, but not only there, because it's symptomatic of systemic challenges......

3mth

I just stumbled across this article and found it an interesting, slightly different perspective than how I usually conce...

10mth

"Jesus is not telling us to submit to evil, but to refuse to oppose it on its own terms. He is urging us to transcend both passivity and violence by finding a ...

3mth

“The only way to live in any true security is to live so close to the bottom that when you fall you do not have far to drop, you do not have much to lose.”

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8mth

"Our sense of disconnection is only an illusion. Nothing human can stop the flow of divine love; we cannot undo the eternal pattern even by our worst sin. God i...

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