Tag Archives: 9/11

Dictators: Daily Metta

“Dictators have always found ready response to the violence they have used.” Not just dictators, but violent extremists. Imagine what would have resulted after 9/11 if this country (and others) had gone in for a thorough-going nonviolent response instead of the rage for revenge and paranoia for “security” we followed.  The extremists (whoever they were,… read more

“Never Forget, 9/11”–Daily Metta

September 11: “The Satyagrahis never used physical force, and that too although there were occasions when they were in a position to use it effectively.” –Gandhi (Satyagraha in South Africa, Chapter 13) “Never forget.” These are the words that we see  broadcast across television advertisements, billboards, and news programs across the American landscape whenever we… read more

Building the nonviolent community: a global dialogue

Building the Nonviolent Community: A National Dialogue   a free teleconference dialogue * advanced registration required   September 11, 2012 8:00 – 9:30pm ET / 5:00 – 6:30pm PT   Please join the Metta Center for Nonviolence, the National Peace Academy, September 11th Families for a Peaceful Tomorrows, and individuals from around the globe for an inspiring evening of… read more

The ‘Real’ 9/11: a Celebration

Some of you may know that this is the 103rd anniversary of the birth of [[Satyagraha]]: September 11th, 1906 at the Empire Jewish Theater in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Not the birth of the principle, which as Gandhi said was already ‘as old as the hills,’ but the launching of his mighty ‘experiments with Truth’ —… read more