Season for Nonviolence

season-of-non-violence-2015This year’s Season for Nonviolence runs from January 30 – April 4, 2017. It is a 64-day educational, media and grassroots campaign devoted to demonstrating the healing and transformative power of nonviolence in our lives and in our communities.

Inspired by the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world. Season for Nonviolence was co-founded by Arun Gandhi and The Association of Global New Thought in 1988.

We’re honored to announce that several key projects of the Metta Center will be highlighted in this year’s season.

Participate in Season for Nonviolence

If you’re in the Sonoma County area, you can learn about local events on the Sonoma County Season for Nonviolence Facebook page. You can also email the event’s main contact, Tara Steele,

Visit AGNT’s site for ways to participate, no matter where you are. On the site, you’ll find a program that includes daily reflections and downloadable memes you can share on your social media pages.

Learn how other organizations are participating in Season for Nonviolence. Our friends at the Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace, for example, have a complete list of events on their site.  Individuals, schools, and organizations in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated since the campaign began in 1988.  From the MG Canadian website:

The objective is to create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practice as a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and communities

New to Nonviolence?

Nonviolence is a compelling force that works in the social field to draw people together, often by courageously resisting injustice on one hand, but refusing to inflict suffering on the other hand. This force, accessible to each one of us by virtue of our being human, is engaged whenever we resist but do not repress a separating drive like fear or anger.

Ready to learn more? Please explore all of the wonderful resources offered on Metta Center’s website. Start here.