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Nonviolence in Bloom: Newsletter

Happy Spring, everyone! We are on a mission to cultivate great impact over the next couple of years (stay tuned for news on that in the weeks to come). This week’s newsletter includes a special update from our executive director, Stephanie Van Hook. It also features a Q&A with artist Ellie Cross, whose amazing work… read more

Traveling into the Heart of Gandhi’s Work

Photo of Mani Bhavan

While connecting with friends and supporters on Facebook earlier today, we noticed the following post by Benjamin Brown, who participated in portions of our Certificate in Nonviolence Studies and is currently in Mumbai, India. We found his post so touching that we asked his permission to share his words. We quote him directly. All photos… read more

Turning fear into power

 “Be gentle, be truthful, be fearless.” -M.K. Gandhi Finding one’s personal path, or sva-dharma, is essential to facilitating the transition to a nonviolent future. Fears and uncertainties can impede us. Community plays an important role in supporting the individual’s unfolding– we can create communities that bow down to fear or we can create communities that foster… read more

Why Being Human Matters, for the People of Gaza and the World

Published on Saturday, August 02, 2014 by Waging Nonviolence By Stephanie Van Hook   The Xhosa concept of ubuntu, combined with the Arabic word intifada — as seen in  this graffiti on the “separation” wall in Bethlehem — roughly translates to mean: uplifting human dignity through nonviolence. (WNV / Van Hook)   Dr. Mona El-Farra, medical doctor… read more

Feminist Spiritual Politics: Getting Personal About Gun Control

The personal is the political, has always struck me as incomplete. It was Teilhard de Chardin who first said “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” The ‘personal is the political’ assumes an incomplete worldview, a cosmology of separation where the individual is forced to turn… read more

the Feminine Mystic: an interview about Gandhi!

On October 2, 2012 for Gandhi’s 143 birthday, Michael and Stephanie were interviewed by Wendy Mclaughlin for her final program of the “Feminine Mystic.” This is a special, one hour show, in which Wendy plays recordings from Gandhi and Michael and Stephanie provide the commentary (and entertainment). Enjoy. (This is an audio-only recording. No video… read more

Violence is Not Tough, Love is.

“I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists; in the midst of darkness light persists.” ~ Gandhi Our world is on the brink of economic and ecological collapse: the dissolution of union rights in Wisconsin, immigrant deportation in Arizona, rockets firing in Israel/Palestine, nuclear disaster… read more