Posts by Prof. Michael Nagler

Voluntary Simplicity

This is a golden opportunity to try some voluntary simplicity.  As described in our latest blog post, Form Meltdown to ‘Miracle’, the faltering of the global economy — some say, of capitalism itself — makes this a time like no other to buy less, ‘plant calories,’ turn to renewables wherever possible, and in general build… read more

Reaching Out

Reaching out to those who disagree with us is challenging, but vitally necessary.  Give it a try.  Have a friendly discussion with someone who doesn’t ‘get’ nonviolence.  They’re in the majority, after all!  Practice separating the person from the ideas — a critical skill for satyagrahis.  Take note of points where you need to marshall… read more

Awakening the Conscience of Nuclear Scientists

Chelsea Collonge The Power of Nonviolence: Something to Chew On Reflections on the Fast for a Nuclear-Free UC (Note: this article will also appear in the student journal, PeacePower) From May 9-17, 2007, more than 40 individuals at four University of California campuses conducted the “No More Nukes In Our Name!” Hunger Strike. Through this… read more

Michael Nagler wins Bajaj Award

We are proud to announce that Metta’s founder has received the Jamnalal Bajaj international award for “promoting Gandhian values outside India.” For a brief account of this year’s awards click here. Michael joins such distinguished contributors to nonviolence as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and peace scholar and activist Johan Galtung in receiving this honor. To Support… read more