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The power of kindness

I am not beholden to that influential piece of propaganda that says kindness is weakness. Here’s one example of how wrong that propaganda is. The act of responding to anger and rage by walking away is an act of kindness because the person walking away, disengaging, if you will, is choosing not to inflame the moment any more than it already is. 247 more words

Chris Payton's story: from prison to nonviolent conflict resolution

Chris Payton is living proof that spending time in prison does not, and should not, define an individual for life. Chris, 43, spent close to twenty years at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Ossining, New York. 1,223 more words

Dr. Agnew is Reading...

Dr. Agnew

I have recently read Nonviolence and Peace Building in Islam by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, a professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. 111 more words

Religious Studies

A call to action from the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR):

Why We Must Go to the Pentagon on September 26, 2016

A call to action from the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR):

As people of conscience and nonviolence we go to the Pentagon, the seat of the United States military might, to call for an end to the ongoing wars and occupations waged and supported by the US. 879 more words


Bengaluru return to normal!

It is mid-afternoon and the work is progressing smoothly in Bengaluru at the start of a new week which brings fresh challenges.

Then the news comes of the Supreme Court judgement and the activists take over. 909 more words

Times Of India

The Conversation Continues.

Thank you, friends.

Because you took the time to read and share last week’s piece, We All Know Him was republished for the Huffington Post… 710 more words

Nonviolence: Inside the Story

It would not be correct to begin a series like this without first giving you a glimpse of my journey into nonviolence.  This is not a subject that can be written about purely from the vantage point of an onlooker. 694 more words