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Village Life: Daily Metta

“…[P]eople will never be able to live in peace with each other in towns and palaces. They will then have no recourse but to resort to both violence and untruth. We can realize truth and nonviolence only in the simplicity of village life. ~ Gandhi, Letter to Nehru, October, 1945, in Bhoodan, March 26, 1960… read more

Love & Hate: Daily Metta

“If light can come out of darkness, then alone can love emerge from hatred.” ~ Gandhi, Mind of Mahatma Gandhi, 417 You would think that this truth were self-evident, that Gandhi and King (“Hate cannot overcome hate, only love can do that”) would not need to insist on it. But the fact is, every step… read more

Sumud: Daily Metta

“Satyagraha thrives on oppression till at last the oppressor is tired of it and the object of satyagraha is gained.” ~ Gandhi, Mahatma 6, p.2 One of the words for nonviolence in Arabic is sumud, “patience, determination.” In Latin America, where there have been—and still are—many popular movements against injustice, this same principle was discovered… read more

Nonviolence Education Call #3: Six Steps to Reconcile Conflict

Post by Joseph Gardella This summer, the Metta Center for Nonviolence hosted a conference call series on nonviolence education and building community that focused on how and why nonviolence may be particularly effective for reconciling conflict in schools. Special guest Robin Wildman, a nonviolence educator from Broad Rock Middle School in Rhode Island with 25… read more

Nonviolence Education Call #2: Six Principles of Nonviolence

This summer, the Metta Center for Nonviolence is hosting a series on nonviolence education and building community that particularly focuses on how and why nonviolence can be particularly effective for reconciling conflict in schools. Special guest Robin Wildman, a nonviolence educator from Broad Rock Middle School in Rhode Island with 25 years of teaching experience,… read more

Nonviolence Education and Building Community: Conference Call Series

Dates: June 9, July 14, August 4 (Thursdays) Time: 5:00-6:00 pm PST Platform: UberConference (via computer or phone) Cost: Free! Click here to register! Join Metta and special guest Robin Wildman, a nonviolence educator from Broad Rock Middle School in Rhode Island, for an inspiring discussion series geared towards educators and anyone who is passionate… read more

“An indomitable will”–Daily Metta

November 16: “Strength does not come from a physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” –Gandhi (Mahatma, vol. ii, p.5) While he weighed in at a little over a hundred pounds in his physical body, Gandhi’s spirit was immeasurable. He was living proof that strength was a quality that transcends the body. Muscle is… read more

Selma: the Film, the Facts and the Field.

by Michael Nagler and Mercedes Mack The film “Selma,” portraying the historic march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 1965, is a gut-wrenching experience that brings the viewer into the vehemence of the prejudice and the stunning courage of its resistors in this intense critical moment in the history of racism in… read more

MLK Day for Early Childhood with Songs

  If you are an early childhood educator, you bring music into the classroom on a daily basis. Do not miss the opportunity as you discuss the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1960s African American Freedom Struggle this month to bring songs to share. Find ways of incorporating gestures and… read more

Beyond Symbolism-Peace Paradigm Radio

This week’s Peace Paradigm radio was hosted by Michael Nagler, with Stephanie Van Hook calling in from the East Coast. In nonviolence in the news Michael features some news on peace education and an exciting grant from the EU for Unarmed Peacekeeping in Syria. Michael also read part of Martin Luther King’s 1967 Christmas Sermon… read more