Posts by Metta Center

We All Belong: Newsletter

Here’s to Lifelong Learning News: Our annual Certificate in Nonviolence Studies program, an in-depth exploration of the theory and practice of nonviolence, started this week. We’re immensely inspired by the group of participants, who come from all corners of the globe—and who are deeply committed to learning about nonviolence. This week’s newsletter includes all kinds… read more

The Science of Nonviolence – podcast

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist and futurist, joins us on Nonviolence Radio this week, where we take a scientific perspective of nonviolence in honor of the recent March for Science. Sahtouris is also an author and speaker and discusses many aspects of biology, history, evolution and science, including why the cooperative aspects of evolution as… read more

Family Program

In an effort to mentor the nonviolent leadership of the future, The Metta Center for Nonviolence is piloting a Family Program at our new office at 205 Keller (suite 202D). When: SECOND TUESDAY of the month, 3:30-4:30 pm. Children will join a peace circle, with a story, snack, song, and creative activity/craft. Grown-ups are invited… read more

Democracy & Our Human Image: Newsletter

For a Revolutionary Approach We want to stop the slide toward autocratic rule, in the United States and anywhere. As many nonviolence theorists believe, that can only be done by an ambitious drive toward much greater democracy than we knew before. It is not a remedial but a revolutionary approach that’s called for now. And… read more

New Story + Nonviolence = Victory – podcast

This week on Nonviolence Radio, Michael and Stephanie reveal the math equation for societal transformation and a new paradigm: NV + NS = V. Nonviolence plus New Story equals Victory. Learn about the effects of nonviolence and violence on the human body and psyche. How do we shift the image of the human being and ground… read more

Sobering Moments & Opportunities: Newsletter

Imagining a New Future In this edition of our bi-weekly newsletter, Metta Center board member Anna Ikeda writes about attending the UN conference to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. She reflects on a very sobering moment at the conference—one that she says provides us with a clear opportunity to discern what real peace… read more

Poetry in Activism – podcast

  It’s National Poetry Month! Listen in on Nonviolence Radio as we explore ways to bridge the gap between poetry and activism. Our guest, Amy Elizabeth Robinson, is a Sonoma County mother, poet and activist who recently wrote a love poem to Kellyanne Conway.  Together with hosts Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, they discuss poetry, the… read more

Social Justice Week: Sonoma State University

Sonoma State’s Social Justice Week: April 3 – April 7 Monday, April 3rd: Social Justice Week Kick Off 11 am-1 pm: Sponsors and Organizations Tabling in the Seawolf Plaza Monday Events: Ballroom B 1:00-2:00pm: North Bay Jobs with Justice: Higher wages movement, $15 an hour minimum wage, and Unionization 2:30-3:30pm: Police Brutality Coalition: Sonoma County… read more