Posts by Metta Center

Bearing Witness in Afghanistan

This week, Michael and Stephanie talk to Kathy Kelly, life-long nonviolence activist, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones Campaign. This week she discusses her extensive experience in and thoughts about Afghanistan. American intervention, she believes, was — and indeed, continues to be — entirely misoriented, escalating rather than… read more

Nonviolence Radio

Hosted by the Metta Center’s Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, Nonviolence Radio airs every other Friday at 9:00 am PST, broadcasting live from community radio station KWMR, at 90.5 Point Reyes and syndicated via the Pacifica Network, iTunes, Spotify, and streaming around the globe. Nonviolence Radio is a 60-minute program featuring news about nonviolence… read more

Lecture for Peace and Nonviolence

The University of Toledo College of Arts and Letters Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is presenting its annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture for Peace and Non-Violence virtually this year on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 p.m.  The program will begin with a film screening of The Third Harmony: Non-violence and the New Story of Human Nature, a… read more

Rooted in Nonviolence – Ela Gandhi

This week, Nonviolence Radio hosts Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, herself a peace activist and committed supporter of nonviolence. Ela was raised in The Phoenix Settlement, an ashram established by Gandhi in 1904 dedicated to the value of self-sufficiency, grounded in a profound concern for the natural world and dedicated to promoting human dignity… read more

World Beyond War and The Third Harmony

In December 2021, World BEYOND War will be holding a weekly discussion each of four weeks of The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature with the author Michael N. Nagler as part of a small group WBW book club limited to a group of 18 participants. Michael Nagler will send each participant a… read more

No Greater Love? Moral Injury and Sacrifice

On this episode of Nonviolence Radio, Stephanie and Michael are joined by Kelly Denton-Borhaug. Kelly teaches in the Global Religious Department at Moravian University and has written extensively on issues of war culture, moral injury and the ways that sacrifice can be used as a means to dehumanize and oppress marginalized people. Kelly traces the… read more

Enough for Everyone

As we move into the days commemorating the horrific bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we join with activists and scholars around the world who say “no” to nuclear proliferation. What kind of wealth system, what kind of thinking about human life and our shared ecology would pose a fundamental challenge to the nuclear mindset?  We… read more

Third Harmony Education Scholarship

Education is a sacred trust, and nonviolence is essential, life-skills education.  We are committed to supporting learning communities with our resources and mentorship in an effort to build a nonviolent culture.  We are accepting applications from schools and classrooms for the Third Harmony Education Scholarship. Selected applicants will receive:  the resources of the Third Harmony… read more