Posts by Metta Center

building bridges and belonging

On this episode of Nonviolence Radio we share a timely talk on building bridges from john a. powell, director of UC Berkeley’s Otherness and Belonging Institute (formerly: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society) from the 2019 Otherness and Belonging conference. Introducing him is Tony Iton from the California Endowment.  Michael Nagler, UC Berkeley… read more

The Poor People’s Campaign

The Poor People’s Campaign is a “national call for a moral revival.” Learn more about their work, their co-founder, Reverend William Barber, and the upcoming digital March on Washington on this show. Included in this show is the Nonviolence Report with Michael Nagler. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… read more

Black lives matter. Life is sacred.

Dear Metta Community,  Black lives matter–because life is sacred in its entirety and its beautiful diversity.  Like all people who have a sense that this is Truth, we are striving as individuals and as an organization to bring this vision to life in our own consciousness, words, and actions. We regard this as the essence… read more

Maintain Nonviolent Discipline. Be Creative.

Dear Metta Community,  We have heard from many of you. With you, we are in grief in learning of the violent murder of George Floyd and the on-going crisis posed by our criminal justice system especially toward the safety and security of black lives.  It’s especially painful when throughout our Covid-19 pandemic, there have been so many episodes of… read more

Event With UC Berkeley: Online & Public

You’re cordially invited to join Michael Nagler, the Metta Center for Nonviolence, and UC Berkeley’s Public Service Center for an online discussion of the Metta Center’s Third Harmony book and film projects. Please see the event and registration details below. In his latest book, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Micheal Nagler argues that nonviolence—not just as… read more

Celebrate With Us: Third Harmony Book Launch

Times of upheaval and turmoil are also times of possibility—a nonviolent world is undoubtedly possible. We’ve seen plenty of glimmers of it over these past few weeks, as people everywhere are waking up to our interconnectedness. Despite the necessity of physical distancing, we are finding creative ways to connect and to care for one another.… read more