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Harnessing Power as a Community: Workshop

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. ~Meg Wheatley Building community is more than getting to know our neighbors–it is about building our power together to be a force for security, safety, care, and healing transformation when necessary, as well as learning how to work with those with whom… read more

“Nonviolence is a form of protection”–Daily Metta

July 17: “I believe in the sovereign rule of love which makes no distinctions.” –Gandhi (Harijan, May 25, 1947) [This post is a continuation of July 15 and July 16] Working with Gandhi, Sushila Nayar became intimately in touch with her fear–learning how and when to heed its warnings and how to overcome its promptings… read more

“Helping others feel secure”–Daily Metta

July 16: “If light can come out of darkness, then alone can love emerge from hatred.” –Gandhi (Satyagraha in South Africa)   [This post is a continuation of July 15] Gandhi’s personal physician during the last nine years of his life, Sushila Nayar, had a scientific mind and an open heart that lead her to… read more

“Gandhi’s courage in action”–Daily Metta

July 15: “My nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected.” –Gandhi (Young India, May 28, 1924) Sushila Nayar met Gandhi as a child and began working with him as his personal physician as well as an active member of the freedom struggle from 1939 till Gandhi’s assassination in… read more

“True Democracy and Nonviolence”–Daily Metta

February 16: “I believe that true democracy can only be an outcome of nonviolence.” –Gandhi (Gandhi’s Correspondence with the Government 1942-1944, p. 143) While violence is often considered the prerogative of democracies, and even a way of spreading the principle, if you think about it, violence and democracy are actually incompatible. In violence, you must… read more

Finding security in a world of insecurity

By Stephanie Van Hook Americans are learning as a nation the truth about security. In the era of Julian Assanges and Edward Snowdens, we have gone through a checklist—spying does not make us secure and even fails to warn us that entire regions are imminently in revolution; foreign wars do not make us more secure… read more