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

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

For Community: Newsletter

Community Will Carry Us Through People who’ve never been active before are now engaging in activism, and many long-time activists are “amping it up.” As we become more active and engaged in response to the times, there’s a real risk for burnout and frustration, especially if things don’t happen as fast as we’d like them… read more

Reflections & Responsibilities: Newsletter

With Nonviolence, We Understand Something About Human Action Michael Nagler, the Metta Center’s founder and president, turned 80—and his birthday coincided with the US presidential inauguration. In his newsletter intro, Michael shares a few reflections about the work of nonviolence ahead. Also inside: tools and resources to move forward with. And, last but not least:… read more

On the Nonviolent Pledge: Newsletter

How will you take up resistance? Nonviolence mettle: that’s what this year is asking of all of us. And that’s what this week’s newsletter is all about. Inside: tips for taking action, resources to rely upon, and inspiration to draw from. Plus: the latest episode of Nonviolence Radio, which discusses the difference between truth and… read more