Nonviolence Magazine

Made With Love for Practical Idealists

NV mag_Summer 2016 coverWe share the emerging picture of nonviolence culture and movements around the world.

Nonviolence features insightful articles and essays, inspiring Q&As, literary pieces, art and more. Our biannual print magazine evolved from Emergence, which began as a monthly PDF. Freely download issues of Emergence below.

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 Archives – Emergence

Emerg cover_Winter 2015:2016Winter 2015: Yoga, Spirituality & Action


  • Q&A with MC Yogi, musician and yogi
  • Q&A with Zoe Weil, humane educator
  • Poetry by Becky Thompson
  • Fiction by Patty Somlo
  • Art by Ellie Cross and Robert Shetterly
  • Photos by Okke Ornstein and Ali Kaukas
  • Graphics: Jessica Boylston-Fagonde and Eliane Gerber
  • Writers: Kimberlyn David, David Golding, Soneile Hymn, Stephanie Knox-Cubbon, Tamkea Lawson, Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van Hook





Emerg cover_Summer 2015Summer 2015: Media & The New Story

  • Q&A with Sandra de Castro Buffington, founding director of the Global Media Center for Social Impact 
  • Q&A with Velcrow Ripper, filmmaker and activist
  • Poetry by James Phoenix
  • Fiction by Rivera Sun
  • Art by Ellie Cross
  • Photos by Okke Ornstein
  • Writers: Maja Bengtson, Irene Hopkins, Soneile Hymn, Stephanie Knox-Cubbon, Mercedes Mack, Michael Nagler, Mica Stumpf, Stephanie Van Hook




And more: Read Emergence as originally conceived and designed by the former editor, Bijoyeta Das, with the support of Sally Armbrecht as copyeditor.


emergenceVolume 9. In Focus: Nonviolence in Israel-Palestine

This is our second look at this topic, this time from a new angle and new articles and considerations bearing on current events. Articles by Stephanie Van Hook, Michael Nagler and Operation Dove Volunteers Sonia, Alberto and Marina. Poetry and a film review by Stephanie Knox Cubbon.




emergenceVolume 8. In Focus: Africa and Nonviolence: 

This issue of Emergence is a collaboration with the blog Critical Examinations into Humanitarianism in Africa at UC Irvine. Here you will articles by Cecelia Lynch, R Simanga Liso Kumalo, Kajsa Hallberg Adu, Nadine Mulembusa, with editorials by Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook, and a photo story by Bijoyeta Das.



Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 12.16.39 PMVolume 7. In Focus: Art and Nonviolence:

Nonviolence is the supreme art of living. This issue focuses on the power of art as a form of expression in nonviolent struggle, including articles on music, cartoons, novels and ways for educators to use the materials in their classrooms. Photos of the Separation Wall in Bet’Lehem used for this issue were taken by Stephanie Van Hook. Articles and more by: Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van Hook, Will Travers, Aruni Kashyap with Bijoyeta Das, Mir Suhail and Stephanie Knox Cubbon.


 Emergence Volume 6Volume 6. In Focus: Roadmap!
In this issue guest editor, Anna Ikeda, presents an in-depth look at Roadmap, which is an attempt by Metta Center to offer three things – unity, strategy and nonviolent power – to help create an unstoppable movement of movements. We explore this Roadmap, focusing on person power, new story creation, passage meditation and also include book excerpts and lesson plans for educators.



 Volume 5. In Focus: Tibet
This issue focuses on the nonviolent struggle of Tibetans for self-determination. Niyati Bhat, a Metta media fellow, travels to Dharamshala in India where the Dalai Lama has set up the Tibetan government in exile. She talks to poets, former political prisoners, and monks to understand the passion and the dedication of Tibetans struggling for freedom.



Vol4ThumbVolume 4. In Focus: Syria
Our issue about Syria focuses on stories told by activists and journalists. Afra Jalabi shares her experiences of visiting Syria after six years and her insight on Syrian nonviolence, the role of media, and the impact of conflict on women and children. Bsher Said, an activist of Syrian Nonviolence Movement, talks about the future of the revolution. This volume includes a section for educators to use this magazine with their students.



Vol3ThumbVolume 3. In Focus: Constructive Program
The power of nonviolence and the role of constructive program (CP). We look at the tenets of CP, resistance in El Salvador against corporations, Dr. Vandana Shiva’s farm Navadanya (nine seeds) and earth democracy courses in India, the formation of Meta Peace Teams, and Metta’s Nonviolence Certificate Course.




Vol2ThumbVolume 2. In Focus: Israel-Palestine
In this issue we look at Israel-Palestine, exploring nonviolence and Judaism from several angles. Michael Nagler explores Jesus and Jewish nonviolence; a member of a Meta Peace Team writes about active nonviolence in Israel/Palestine, and we interview with a former IDF soldier turned professor of Peace Studies.



Vol1Thumb Volume 1.  Focus: Jeju Island
On South Korea’s Jeju Island residents and activists continue to protest the construction of a naval base that is said to be used by the US and potentially damage the island’s ecological and cultural heritage. In this issue we look into the history and relevance of Jeju Island, this nonviolent struggle, the strategies activists are using to obstruct the construction of the base, and how we can contribute to strengthen the movement against militarization.