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“The greatest force at our disposal”–Daily Metta

May 27: “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of humankind.” –Gandhi (Harijan, July 20 1931) Whenever anyone tries to tell me that violence works better than nonviolence, I like to tell them the story of Antoinette Tuff. Working as bookkeeper in a public school in Decatur, Georgia, Tuff had no special training in… read more

Pots and Pans Clang in Chile’s Night

By Mercedes Mack “At eight o’clock that evening, however, the city came to sudden life. In one neighborhood after another, a faint metallic clanking began, rising to a crescendo as people began to beat on pots and pans… May 11 was an explosion of joy and excitement, because people were so amazed that they were… read more

Timo, nonviolence and the Metta Center

Timo wrote explaining his work and life in Finland:   Since 1999, I have been working at Lapinjärvi Educational Center (LEC) (until 2008 as a full-timer, after that as a guest lecturer) and teaching Civil Service Men, i.e. conscientious objectors who refuse to do the military service. Finland is one of the few countries in… read more