Posts by Metta Center

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

On Nonviolence and Coercion

Coercion is not an “either-or” issue in nonviolence. On this episode, we discuss what coercion means, how it relates to power and persuasion, its risks when drawn upon as a “first resort,” and where it fits in a strategic escalation of nonviolent action. Followed by the Nonviolence Report with Michael Nagler. https://mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/nonviolence-radio_2019-09-27.mp3Podcast: Play in new… read more

The Intersection of Climate, Architecture, and Kindness: An Interview with Future Ancestor, Pete Gang

Professionally trained as a green architect, Pete Gang “aspires to be a good ancestor,” and believes that the root of our climate woes is how we think about life itself. He talks to us about how his passion for climate justice is informed by a deep commitment to nonviolence and our interrelation to the world… read more