Posts by Metta Center

No Plans for International Peace Day?

What better way to spend it than curled up watching The Third Harmony? You’ll learn about the philosophy behind nonviolence and how people around the globe have been utilizing this practice to create a more peaceful and harmonious world. Please join us at 6:00 pm EST Monday night, September 21st for the film and a post-screening… read more

Conspiracy memes as a Public Health Crisis?

Professor Ron Hirschbein, founder of the War and Peace Studies Program and the Peace Institute at Cal State Chico and Professor Amin Asfari from Wake Tech College join Michael to talk about the motives and drives that generate conspiracy theories. What are some of the deeper causes that lie behind recent attacks on Jewish and… read more

The Third Harmony: World Premiere

WORLD PREMIERE FILM SCREENING, REEL HEALING & PANELSEPT 8-12, 2020Documentary | 2020 | 43 min | Directed by Michael Nagler FILM SYNOPSISNonviolence is humanity’s greatest (and most overlooked) resource; it lives within each of us as a powerful force for healing and change. Surveying some of the greatest minds in nonviolence, THE THIRD HARMONY shares newly discovered… read more

Toward an Earth-Based Economy

Renowned activist Winona LaDuke reflects on the power of an earth-based economics in a moment on our planet that is known in indigenous circles as ‘the time of the seventh fire.’ She asks the question, what are YOU going to do right now to heal our relationships with life, and are you going to choose… read more

Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Pashtun Resistance

Join a special presentation on Friday, August 14 from 9:30-11 am Pacific. Registration below. Free to public. Reading the vernacular literature of the Khudai Khidmatgars—or the Servants of God—discloses how nonviolence was embodied, conceived and practiced in such large numbers by the majority of people living in the North-West Frontier Province of British India during… read more

Courageous Conversations & Actions

“If racism is a way of life for some; activism has to be the way of life for the rest of us.”  ~Amisha Harding. We talk with Atlanta-based activist Amisha Harding about transforming grief and trauma with connection and nonviolent action and her organization, Courageous Conversations for the Collective. Then we hear from two participants… read more

Free Trip to Egypt

If someone offered you a free trip to Egypt, would you go? Would you be afraid? Tarek Mounib made this offer to Americans struggling with deep cultural biases, and documented their transformation experiences in Free Trip to Egypt. He joined Nonviolence Radio to talk about the work of healing divides. Then we turn to a… read more

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.  https://www.buzzsprout.com/270626/4228991-the-poor-people-s-campaign.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… read more