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Lecture and Symposium on Gandhi at Cambridge University

The fifth Balzan-Skinner Lecture and Symposium:
Gandhi’s Realism: Means and Ends in Politics

A lecture and symposium by Balzan Skinner Fellow 2013-14
Dr Karuna Mantena… 181 more words


NATO's "De-escalation" Deployment: Escalating Chance of War ?

The announcement that NATO will now increase its military presence in the vicinity of Ukraine is being defended by NATO’s secretary general as a move to enhance… 243 more words


Father John Dear: "The Nonviolent Life"

Earlier this week, I was privileged to hear Father John Dear speak at a local church. He is on a national book tour, speaking about the concepts in his most recent book, “The Nonviolent Life.” Although it was wonderful to hear him speak about his travels, including his recent trip to South Africa to visit important social justice sites there and to meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, it was most moving to hear him speak about the nonviolence of Jesus, as we began Holy Week, and how we can live that nonviolence in our own lives. 417 more words

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Good Friday Call to Conversion at Lockheed Martin

Converting our hearts and our weapons….

Join  Catholic Worker communities, and the Pacific Life Community, at Lockheed Martin (Sunnyvale, CA) April 18, 2014 for the Stations of the Cross. 132 more words


Awake to Human Frailty

Often, in religion-land, we talk (I talk) about being created in the image of God. Imago Dei. I usually think about this in terms of other people. 642 more words


A Father's Choice: The morality of King Sejong's choice between a son and the alphabet

In episode 15 of Tree with Deep Roots, King Sejong is faced with the difficult decision of sacrificing his son for the sake of the new  625 more words

Nonviolence ≠ Collaboration: the Basics


  • Collaboration: not struggling against but working for an oppressor
  • War: struggling against an oppressor by killing as many of them as possible
  • Nonviolence struggle: struggling against an oppressor but by saving as many lives on both sides as possible.
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