Posts by Metta Center

Thankfulness: Newsletter

What are you thankful for? Gratitude is on our minds. So for this week’s newsletter introduction, our Partnership Catalyst expresses her thankfulness. You’ll also find links to Nonviolence Radio show and other resources. Did you know that we can provide nonviolence trainings for elementary school kids? Learn more about that too. Read the November 15,… read more

The Science of Nonviolence – podcast

  Did you know that Nonviolence is a science? This week the theme of our show is science. In this episode of Nonviolence Radio, Stephanie Van Hook challenges Michael Nagler in a game to find the science behind Nonviolent principles. They discuss, at length, neuroscience, social science, evolution, behavioral science and more! In the second… read more

The Human Heart & Spirit: Newsletter

The Metta Center was amidst the recent Northern California fires. While news broadcasted the tragic loss of dozens of lives and thousands of homes, something entirely different was afoot that didn’t get so much attention: Our community came together in ways that were awe-inspiring and a confirmation of the deep humanity that resides with us.… read more

Nonviolence in the News – October 26, 2017

Click here to listen to Nonviolence in the News, recorded October 26th, 2017, or use the controls at the bottom of the page. If you are looking for nonviolence radio, click here. Special alert: In a series of moves this week that have alarmed free speech advocates and critics of media consolidation, the Federal Communications Commissions… read more

Sumud and the Holy Land Trust – podcast

Sumud, meaning “steadfastness” or “steadfast perseverance” in Arabic, is strategy that first emerged among the Palestinian people through the experience of oppression and resistance during the 1967 Six-Day War. This week Antwan Saca joins us to speak about how Holy Land Trust and how Sumud is being used to help realize a nonviolent solution to the… read more

How We See: Newsletter

The Metta Center team has started exploring questions related to nonviolence every week. We take turns with the question-asking; whoever feels called to pose a question puts one out there. Some questions relate to personal circumstances, while others pertain to views about nonviolence in our broader culture. What’s on our minds and in our hearts:… read more

Nonviolence in the News – October 16, 2017

Click here to listen to Nonviolence in the News, recorded October 16th, 2017, or use the controls at the bottom of the page. If you are looking for nonviolence radio, click here.   “I refuse to accept the journalistic cliche of ‘meaningless violence’. I refuse to believe that there are no answers to the cheapening of… read more

How Unarmed Protection Will Save Our Soul

Here’s a fact: unarmed civilians can stop and transform violent conflict without laying down their lives and without killing others. Tiffany Easthom and Gilda Bettencourt join us in the studio to give us an insider’s view of the incredible work of one of our favorite organizations in the world, the Nonviolent Peaceforce, drawing from their own… read more

Honoring Pain + Willpower: Newsletter

Our latest newsletter reflects on two contrasting events from October 2: Gandhi’s birthday and the horrible tragedy in Las Vegas. What we feel compelled to say: We can act in ways that express our love for each other and this land. We can continue the constructive work of building a more peaceful, nonviolent world, one… read more

Nonviolence in the News – September 29, 2017

This week’s round-up of nonviolence news, events, resources, and jobs. Jobs/Fellowships: Internships for the study of Civil Resistance:  The International Center for Nonviolent Conflict is seeking authors of case studies of civil resistance and peacebuilding. There is a $2000 stipend if you’re selected to write for them. Applications due October 4th. Possible cases might include… read more