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Our Entire Life: Daily Metta

“I will struggle so that I will either break the bonds or break myself in the effort.” ~ Gandhi, Harijan, February 10, 1946 Gandhi was asked all kinds of tough questions about putting nonviolence into action. Most questions came from a disbelief that nonviolence can really be a form of self-defense and protection. Here, someone… read more

As Heard on PPR: Albanian Blood Feuds

As mentioned by Michael Nagler in “Nonviolence in the News” section on January 23, 2015 episode of Peace Paradigm Radio (PPR), The Art of Nonviolence, Operazione Colomba (Operation Dove) is a project by the Pope John Paul XXIII community to promote nonviolence, peacekeeping, and peace-building in conflict zones. Currently, Operative Dove is operating in several… read more

Who was Badshah Khan?

  Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan came to be known, over his objections, as the “Frontier Gandhi.” (Wikimedia) If you watched Malala Yousafzai’s much discussed and inspiring speech to the United Nations last week, you may have heard this courageous teenager — who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education — refer to Badshah Khan as a… read more

Reimagining the Boston lockdown: from SWAT team to peace teams

By Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook Originally posted at Waging Nonviolence on May 11, 2013 The aftermath of the bombing of the Boston marathon last month. (Flickr/Rebecca Hildreth) In all the confusion and outrage about the bombings at the Boston Marathon there has been little comment about the lockdown that followed — what does… read more

Badshah Khan

Badshah Khan, also written Bacha Khan, full name Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988) was a Muslim follower of Gandhi and a major contributor to the freedom struggle of the 1930s.  He was from the Pakhtun (Pashtun, Pakhtoon) area of what was then the North West Frontier Province of India.  This devout Muslim raised a nonviolent… read more