Posts by Stephanie Van Hook

Volunteer Spotlight: Astrid Montuclard

photo of Astrid Contuclard

How did you find the Metta Center for Nonviolence, and what inspires you about our work? I heard about the Metta Center through East Point Peace Academy in Spring 2018. Kazu Haga, its founder, advertised the Center’s 6-month online course to certified Kingian nonviolent conflict resolution students, and I jumped on the opportunity to learn… read more

Lesson 12 (Family Program)

The heart’s earnest and pure desire is always fulfilled. Activities for Month Twelve (Print Version Here)    Here’s a list of the activities for the month. Find descriptions below.   Journal Family Meeting Gandhi Searches for Truth, Reading and Discussion (for whole family) Reading and Discussion (for older teens and adults) Mealtime Activity Wisdom Tradition… read more

Lesson 11 (Family Program)

My goal is friendship with the world and I can combine the greatest love with the greatest opposition to wrong. Activities for Month Eleven (Print Version Here)    Here’s a list of the activities for the month. Find descriptions below.   Journal Family Meeting Gandhi Searches for Truth, Reading and Discussion (for whole family) Reading… read more

An Affirmation of Peace: Podcast

April 4th, 2018 marked the 50th year since Dr. King’s assassination and so we review some material from interviews we did with Dr. Clayborne Carson, Executive Director of the MLK Research Institute at Stanford, at his home in Palo Alto, about King’s nonviolence and who he was. In part two, we bring back our interview… read more

We are the leaders we need: podcast

“We are the leaders we have been waiting for.” -Lamisa Mustafa We pass the mic of Nonviolence Radio this week to Lamisa Mustafa and Candice Fudzie, of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, to discuss the growing youth movement to challenge the culture of gun violence in America. Candice is on the organizing committee for March for… read more

April 2nd Spring Lecture: SRJC

Nonviolence and Human Destiny by Michael Nagler This will be a presentation of the “State of the Art” of nonviolence today, and its significance for the cultural, economic, and political shifts that are underway. We will consider Gandhi’s contributions to economic theory and social change, duly adjusted tomodern conditions, and place special emphasis on the… read more

Youth Organizing and Nonviolent Power

Joe Worthy is a National Organizer with the Children’s Defense Fund, an organization, which is, among other things, committed to helping youth strategize and win nonviolent campaigns, affirming that their voices and lives matter. If you are organizing in the youth community or in your school, Joe wants to be in touch. Find out more… read more

Lesson 7 (Family Program)

“The path of nonviolence requires much more courage than violence.” -Gandhi- Activities for Month Seven (Print Version Here)  Here’s a list of the activities for the month. Find descriptions below. Journal Family Meeting Gandhi Searches for Truth, Reading and Discussion (for whole family) Search for a Nonviolent Future, Reading and Discussion (for older teens and… read more