Posts by Soneile Hymn

The Community in the Forest

I spent last week visiting friends who live on a mountain in Northern California. Two years ago a massive forest fire tore through the community, burning 9 out of 10 homes. While the black skeletons of singed trees still dot the landscape, the forest’s regenerative energy fills every niche.  What I have seen is not… read more

The Trump Question: Are You Listening?

Maybe, instead of rallying against Trump the man, we could connect with his supporters. And maybe that’s the only thing that will do any good. Trump seems to embody everything wrong with this country, at least in the circles I run in. He’s the American Ego run rampant, an American bogeyman. Recently, I overheard my daughter… read more

Nonviolent Peaceforce in Action – Podcast

Derek Oakley of Nonviolent Peaceforce  for joins us for this episode on Peace Paradigm Radio to tell his story of nonviolent resistance in the face of armed men in the middle of the civil war going on in South Sudan. We go into specifics on the training, the situation and the nonviolent principles that led… read more

Death and Nonviolence – Podcast

‘Tis the season to contemplate death as the cold and dark of the night lingers longer, the growing cycles come to an end and Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations are upon us.  Michael and Stephanie discuss nonviolence, death, and what they have to do with each other. What does the fear of death… read more

Meet our new design fellow, Appu!

As designer and illustrator of the highly acclaimed graphic novel, A Gardener in the Wasteland, which was the first graphic interpretation of historical nonfiction in India, Appu nurtured a passion for creative communication. Her foray into the world of comics continued through illustrating for Times of India’s weekly supplement and font design for the highly acclaimed Bhimayana. She… read more

Violence, it’s the P.I.T.S – Podcast

This week on Peace Paradigm Radio, we are joined by Rachel McNair – psychologist, sociologist and author of  Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: The Psychological Consequences of Killing – about the effects of violence on it’s perpetrators, and why we must expand our compassion to both “victim” and “offender” if we are going to make progress in the betterment of… read more

Shell No! & Climate Justice – Podcast

In this episode of Peace Paradigm Radio, our guest is Eric Ross from the Backbone Campaign for artful activism. He talks to us about the problem with Shell’s plan to drill in the Arctic and what the Shell No! Campaign is up to in Seattle, from a giant blimp to kayaktivism. And of course Michael… read more

Back to the Basics

This week on Peace Paradigm Radio, Michael and Stephanie revisit the basics of nonviolence, which is important to do every so often. They cover Metta’s working definition of nonviolence, an overview of the concentric circle on the Roadmap, and play a few rounds of  “Nonviolence or Nonsense.” They also discuss their own journeys to nonviolence – a… read more

Singing Kabīr…on Peace Paradigm Radio

At the start of this week’s show, Michael Nagler “almost” gets excited with the latest nonviolence news: divestment, Spring Rising, the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, 99Rise, anti-drone movements. Then Linda Hess—scholar, writer and a lover of Kabir—joins us to discuss Kabir’s 15th century poetry and what it has to do with nonviolence. If you aren’t already… read more