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Background Materials: Part 5a

Part 5a

Stories of Nonviolence

Diaz (A Victim Treats His Mugger Right):

Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner. 2,223 more words

Part 5: Nonviolence And Social Change

Circle of Truths (Creating a Culture of Peace: Nonviolence Training for Personal and Social Change)

Goal: To use empathy and understanding as a way to see a problem from another person’s perspective. 242 more words

Skill Building Exercises

Circle of Truths

Circle of Truths (Creating a Culture of Peace: Nonviolence Training for Personal and Social Change)

Goal: To use empathy and understanding as a way to see a problem from another person’s perspective. 248 more words

Skill Building Exercises

They’re Just like Us

When my grandchildren, Alex and Malina, were recognized for raising money for mosquito nets for the Imagine No Malaria Campaign, Alex explained, “They’re just like us.”    Just ten years old, and already they have empathy and can imagine how these other children must feel, even children who live halfway around the world. 510 more words

War

Peace upon .. ?

I attended an inter-faith service yesterday, to give thanks for one legend of a man, who transformed our world with his supposedly eccentric ways and ideas. 554 more words

Veganism

Kingdom Come

KINGDOM COME

In the process of forming my thoughts, in mid-July, 2014, regarding the Gaza – Israel conflict, I believe we should be concerned, very concerned, about the state of ethics in today’s world. 1,051 more words

Israel in Gaza: Investigating the Ethics of a War of Choice

In Michael Mitchell’s recent piece for Forward Thinking “Israel’s Moral Army?” (July 18, 2014), Mitchell impressively deconstructs the Israel Defense Force’s conduct during its current military operation in Gaza. 992 more words

Israel