Posts by Soneile Hymn

Petaluma Training: Restorative Justice and Nonviolence

Are you interested in helping create a more compassionate and connected community? Would like like specific training to help you engage in conflict with positive outcomes? Are you worried about crime, bigotry, and/or bullying in our community and want to do something about it? The Metta Center, a Petaluma Nonprofit,  is partnering with Restorative Resources… read more

The Community in the Forest

I spent last week visiting friends who live on a mountain in Northern California. Two years ago a massive forest fire tore through the community, burning 9 out of 10 homes. While the black skeletons of singed trees still dot the landscape, the forest’s regenerative energy fills every niche.  What I have seen is not… read more


Metta Center presents an evening with Ali Abu Awwad Ali, a Palestinian peace activist, joins us to speak about the Taghyeer (Change) Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement.  Taghyeer is dedicated to fostering Palestinian national nonviolent identity in action – through which communities, leaders, and organizations come together to address social development needs, and at the same time… read more

Love in an Age of Anger: Celebrating & Learning Nonviolence

~Exploring Nonviolent Strategy~ Thursday, February 23rd  6-8 PM AQUS CAFÉ   189 H Street, Petaluma A Benefit for Metta Center for Nonviolence In honor of founder Michael Nagler’s 80th birthday! Hosted by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (ret.) How can we challenge injustice and build a future that rests on the foundation of nonviolence? We will come together… read more

Party With a Purpose: September 23, 2016

A Benefit for the Metta Center for Nonviolence Don’t miss the party of the year! Everyone is welcome. No charge for admission, though donations are appreciated.  When: Friday, September 23 6:30 p.m. – Food, drinks and socializing. Please bring a beverage or dish to share if you can. 7:30 p.m.  – Program Featuring: The Sebastopol Love Choir… read more

From the RNC to the DNC and BEYOND – Podcast

This week on Peace Paradigm Radio we delve into the realm of US national politics. First we speak with Elliott Adams, of Meta Peace Team, about his trip to the RNC. Conflict is normal and even healthy, but violence is not. Hear Elliott tell us why he was at the RNC (Republican National Convention) and… read more

The Escalating (Non)Violence – Podcast

With the escalation of violence in the news and the world, another force has also been escalating: nonviolence.  In order to realize a nonviolent future, we need to continue to escalate our use of nonviolence now. How do we do that? Joining us this week on Peace Paradigm Radio is Jill Carr-Harris, an International Development… read more

Nonviolence on the House Floor – podcast

Stephanie and Michael turn a nonviolent analytical lens on the news, namely, the 25 hour sit-in staged by democrats in congress over the weekend.  How can nonviolence be used as a response to gun violence? Learn about John Lewis and hear his powerful speech from the house floor. The hosts also analyze the mainstream media’s… read more

Nonviolence in Action: Meta Peace Teams – Podcast

    Peace Teams: Bring them to your local community gathering or start one yourself with a group of dedicated friends… What is a peace team and how does it work? This week on Peace Paradigm Radio, Mary Hanna and  Peter Dougherty discuss Meta Peace Teams; how they started, what they do, and how peace teams can help in… read more

A Nonviolent Economy – Podcast

A restructuring of economic systems, from local to international, are essential to the realization of a nonviolent society. In this episode of Peace Paradigm Radio, Stephanie and Michael speak with Peter Barnes, author of  Capitalism 3.0 and With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save out Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough, about why he thinks income… read more