Newsletter

Setbacks Into Victories: Newsletter

Last Friday was the 125th anniversary of the fateful night, June 8, 1893, when Mohandas K. Gandhi, a then-fledgling lawyer, was thrown off a train to Pretoria at Pietermaritzburg for traveling in a first-class carriage reserved for “whites.” How did Gandhi perceive this humiliating setback? And how did it change the course of his life… read more

It’s About Liberation: Newsletter

The very foundation of yoga is nonviolence, as we note in our latest newsletter. And yet, where is the nonviolence in all the yoga-ish ads and selfies we see out there? Largely missing. We’re folding yoga-based practices into our Certificate in Nonviolence Studies course, which is currently under way. Kimberlyn David, who’s creating these practices,… read more

Moms Are Vital to Peacemaking: Newsletter

Taylor Anderson-Stevenson, our Partnership Catalyst and a mother, writes in her introduction to our latest newsletter: This past Sunday, many of us celebrated Mother’s Day. It’s the one day of the year that women are recognized for giving birth, raising children, and taking care of others. Too often, the contributions of mothers are erased or… read more

Interconnectedness Is Our Safety: Newsletter

It has been an incredible couple of weeks in nonviolence, most notably with the reconciliation of North and South Korea, and the promise of transforming the demilitarized zone (DMZ) into a peace park, sealed with the planting of a peace pine. Doesn’t that feel good, as if through their own reconciliation we are participating in… read more

Youth Leadership: Newsletter

Our mission is to “help people practice nonviolence more safely and more effectively,” and there could not be a more propitious or critical time to do that. For our latest newsletter, we discuss how youth are leading the way in waking up the US to action around challenging gun violence. You’ll also find links to… read more

Whole-Person Education: Newsletter

One thing’s for sure: there’s a deep need for whole-person education. The Metta Center aims for precisely this with our Certificate in Nonviolence Studies: program participants engage their minds, bodies, and spirits in the learning. In this week’s newsletter, we share an announcement: Our next 6-month Certificate course will run May 2 – October 2… read more

Newsletter: Black History Month 2018

In the US, we designate February as Black History Month, to commemorate and celebrate African-American achievements and contributions. It’s an opportunity to honor voices and perspectives that have often been left out or marginalized—and to go beyond the “heroes and holidays” approach to the month by learning all year. Plus: Our latest Nonviolence Radio show… read more