Peace Paradigm Radio, September 6: building a movement to end all war

In this show, the team at the Metta Center is joined by Shreshta Singh for Daily Inspiration; Inotowok Mominguarpok for “around the movement news” (this week about Pelican Bay State Prison); and Michael Nagler explores nonviolence in the news with an emphasis on the Syrian crisis as well as an interview with  Nicholas Sismil about his time in the movement on Jeju Island.

The second portion of the show is an interview with David Hartsough, director of Peaceworkers ( and co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce ( about his vision of a movement to end all war. To contact David about getting involved in his vision for ending all war, please write to


Listen to PPR for September 6, 2013 by  clicking this link or clicking on the grey arrow below. (If you right click on the link you can download the talk to your computer and listen on-the-go.)


For the second segment only with David Hartsough, click here or listen below.

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    By: Stephanie Van Hook

    Before joining the Metta Center Team as Executive Director, Stephanie received an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University; was trained and certified in mediation in the state of Oregon; worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where she created a program for girls’ empowerment and education; has taught French and English for the Alliance Francaise; and was trained in Montessori Early Childhood Education with seven years of classroom experience with 3-6 year olds. 

    She is the author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children (Person Power Press, 2016) and Nonviolence Daily: 365 Days of Wisdom from Gandhi (Person Power Press, 2019, co-authored with Michael Nagler).  Her articles have been published at Transformation at Open Democracy, Yes! Magazine, Common Dreams, and Waging Nonviolence. Additionally, she’s host of Nonviolence Radio, an FM and Pacifica syndicated radio program out of Point Reyes Station, California, (KWMR). She’s currently developing our board game, Cosmic Peaceforce: Mission Harmony Three.

    She lives in an ashram (meditation community) in Northern California, (but if she didn’t, she’d be keen on joining the Nonviolent Peaceforce as an unarmed peacekeeper).

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