Transforming relationships. Healing our world.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence is a lifelong practice, and it extends across all areas of life: from the institutions we support to the values we promote in what we read, eat, buy and, most especially, what we do. To this end, we want to invite you to become a member of a community of people who invest in the nonviolent alternatives in our world, and to see a donation in support of our work not as a fast transaction but as a way to enter into a relationship with the powerful work of the Metta Center.


Sustaining relationships:

Mahatma: $100/month ($1200/year)

Mahatma means “great soul” and you know you’re that. You also know that each one of us holds a piece of the Truth. No one has the whole Truth. That’s why nonviolence is so necessary.






Satyagrahi: $50/month ($600/year)

Satayagraha means “soul-force” or “love-force,” and you’re bringing that wherever you go. Plus you know that in nonviolence we cling to essentials, like our human dignity. A true satyagrahi, you seek out those essentials and build on them for the benefit of  all.






Peacemaker: $30/month ($360/year)

Peacemaking is not easy work, but it’s the work we’re all called to do. You know that nonviolence is the only way to peace, and you know that even a little bit of nonviolence can do far better work in a situation than violence ever can.






Initiator: $10/month ($120/year)

Nonviolence begins with you. You know that we have to fight injustice, not people, and you are not willing to give up on another human being. Holding a higher image of what is possible gives people a chance to try something different, and it’s way more effective.






Other ways to donate, including one-time donations:

  • Checks: made out to Metta Center for Nonviolence; mail to: PO Box 98, Petaluma, CA 94953
  • By phone: 707-774-6299
  • Stock and in-kind contributions (frequent flier miles, books, films): please email for details
  • Giving Assistant: When you purchase items online, you can use your cash-back option to support the Metta Center. Learn how.

Metta Center for Nonviolence is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donation is tax-deductible as allowable by law.