Reporting on Charlottesville from the angle of nonviolence, Michael and Stephanie weave a story from the ground that you won’t find on your average political and media outlets. First, David Potter from Sojourners, a media group that “articulates the biblical call to justice,” recalls his experience as he followed a clergy group that demonstrated against… read more
The Beat of an Unstoppable Movement
Hosted by the Metta Center's Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, Nonviolence Radio airs every other Friday at 1:00 pm PST, broadcasting live from community radio station KWMR, at 90.5 Point Reyes and 89.9 Bolinas, CA.Nonviolence Radio (formerly Peace Paradigm Radio) is a 60-minute program featuring news about nonviolence culture and movements around the world. The show also includes inspiring discussions with nonviolence practitioners and movement-builders. Like the Facebook page.
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To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, a seeker of nonviolence cannot keep out of any area of life; you’re going to find yourself navigating all the paths that humans have created to sustain our life on earth either directly or indirectly because all systems and forms of life are interrelated. We’re going to find the principles of… read more
Is anger a problem or a power? Nonviolence Radio speaks with Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, about nonviolence, anger, and lessons from his grandfather with a contemporary lens. Plus catch up with Michael Nagler’s inspiring and informative segment, Nonviolence in the News. See this page for a partial transcript and links from Nonviolence in the… read more
In this episode we continue our research into major players in the new field of “unarmed peacekeeping” or “third party nonviolent intervention.” This time, we talk with the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams about the power of critical community and the role that a religious faith can play in this important work–and how… read more
“We’re talking about stopping violence with nonviolence.” ~Mary Hanna, Meta Peace Team What kind of training is useful and necessary to use nonviolence to interrupt violence? Mary Hanna, a trainer for the Meta Peace Team in Lansing, Michigan, highlights the work of peace teams and draws on decades of experience in de-escalating violent scenarios to… read more
Does using nonviolence protect us from getting killed? If we die using nonviolence, what power does it have? Father Kolbe was a prisoner in Auschwitz who stood in to die for another prisoner. Learn about his act of nonviolent courage, his life, and his relevance for the nonviolent path today in this episode. Then stay for… read more
This week guest Michael Beer, executive director of Nonviolence International joins us to discuss nonviolence movements, past and present, in the middle east and how we can support them. The US government is handing 110 billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia to “build security and stop terrorism.” We suspect that this money will… read more
I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time… read more