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To Protest Against Brutal White Supremacy, Learn from the Non-Violent Civil Rights Movement

By John Frederick Kaufman

Reports from the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday make clear that the “Unite the Right” marchers, many of whom sported and voiced the hallmarks of white supremacy, had come prepared ( 789 more words

Politics

Unarmed Truth & Unconditional Love

Ralph Abernathy and Will Campbell grieve the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Lorraine Motel (April 1968)

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” – Dr.

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Original Essays

In A Moment

In a moment

We become

Whole or fractured

Foe or chum.

In a jiffy

We select

What to support

Who to reflect.

In this moment… 19 more words

Anecdotes Of Life

Get off our Lawn

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of my favorite places in the world. It was my home for four years while I attended the University of Virginia, and there’s still a part of me would be willing to move back in a heartbeat. 847 more words

Anne At Home

Creativity as Non-violent Protest

Today, I am in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina at a women’s retreat just filled with love and light and hope and sisterhood. 1,243 more words

Ordinary Holiness

Friday, August 11 - UVA Protest

Hey,

I was going to write about some random silly thoughts I’d accumulated over the week but my sister just called me with some terrifying news. 476 more words

Nonviolence and Honesty

Over the next six months, I am working with Ragged Wing Ensemble to create a performance called the Multiverse. As the process coach, I support the performers and director in recognizing the interpersonal dynamics that play out for many of us in mixed race spaces. 578 more words

Identity