Nonviolence is a philosophy that centers on a conscious refusal to enact harm. Thich Nhat Hanh said nonviolence is “love in action.” Martin Luther King Jr. said nonviolence is both external and internal: “You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” Cesar Chavez saw nonviolence as a path to organize and change: “Nonviolence is our strength.” Gandhi said, “Nonviolence means avoiding injury to anything on earth in thought, word, or deed.” All these statements recognize the power we carry individually and collectively to honor connection and love in the midst of conflict, change, discrimination, and anger. Nonviolence emphasizes people over policies; it allows us to question the status quo while showing solidarity. It asks us to be our best selves in the face of the worst situations. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Commitment to Non-Violence

His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about non-violence in this clip from the presentation to His Holiness of the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace during the Kalachakara for World Peace in Bodh Gaya, India, on January 4, 2012.


The Purpose of Nonviolent Communication

An extraordinary world awaits a humanity that learns the art and purpose of nonviolent communication.


MLK: The Other America

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech at Stanford. Here, he expounds on his nonviolent philosophy and methodology.


Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Debate


MLK Talks 'New Phase' of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination | NBC News

In 1967, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King spoke with NBC News' Sander Vanocur about the "new phase" of the struggle for "genuine equality."


The True Malcolm X Parts 1 & 2 | Historic Speeches

The words, the ideas, the beliefs-all coming to your from Malcolm X himself.


Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. | Mary Morrissey

Mary Morrissey shares important, life-changing lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. on how to dream big, persevere in the face of adversity and live from a place of love.


Rev. Traci Blackmon on Faithful Non-Violent Direct Action


BKS Iyengar's Unique Revelations…

Yogacharya BKS Iyengar's last interview excerpts. He talks on historical journey of Yoga, his life experiences, why Yoga was lost to common man and how it was revived, the importance of Asana, Pranayama and his unique contribution & message etc.


What Comes After Tragedy? Forgiveness | Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix

On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix's 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa's son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false sense of belonging.


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