Tag Archives: unarmed peacekeeping

Are we ignoring the lesson of nonviolence? Daily Metta

“We are seeing nonviolence working all the time and we are ignoring the lesson.”  When nonviolence happens, do we notice? Michael relates two stories: Nurse Joan Black and Antoinette Tuff, and examines how the media interpreted them, and emphasizes that if our understanding of nonviolence were richer, we would learn something powerful about our capacity… read more

“Nonviolence transforms hostility”–Daily Metta

December 30: “Nonviolence to be worth anything has to work in the face of hostile forces.” –Gandhi (Harijan, March 20, 1937) It was a tense situation. The Meta Peace Team was at work at an annual Neo-nazi rally in Ann Arbor, and there were always people who hated Nazis who could get extremely worked up.… read more

“Military service is only a symptom”–Daily Metta

August 8: “Military service is only a symptom of the disease which is deeper.” –Gandhi (December 31, 1931) Gandhi did not blame those who served in the military for causing war; or not only them. In fact, he said that if someone was eating wheat that came from some kind of military domination, they were… read more

“World Refugee Day”–Daily Metta

June 20: “I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of… read more

Beyond Symbolism-Peace Paradigm Radio

This week’s Peace Paradigm radio was hosted by Michael Nagler, with Stephanie Van Hook calling in from the East Coast. In nonviolence in the news Michael features some news on peace education and an exciting grant from the EU for Unarmed Peacekeeping in Syria. Michael also read part of Martin Luther King’s 1967 Christmas Sermon… read more

Building the Peace Army: Research and Practice

“Armed peacekeepers are 12 times more likely to be killed in the line of duty than unarmed peacekeepers.” –Randy Janzen sharing some of his research on unarmed peacekeeping on this show… In today’s show we go into the concept of unarmed peacekeeping and its expression of building a “peace army” or “shanti sena” through nonviolence skills… read more

Can unarmed peacekeeping work in Syria? It has in South Sudan

By Stephanie Van Hook, from Waging Nonviolence    Kenyan Nonviolent Peaceforce worker Peters Nyawanda in Sri Lanka. (Flickr/Nonviolent Peaceforce) Over the past few months there have been many discussions about alternatives to war and armed military intervention in light of the ongoing crisis in Syria. Those opposing military force have made alternative proposals that have included the… read more

PPR April 19, 2013, International Unarmed Peacekeeping

  Listen to PPR for April 19 by clicking the link below.  Peace Paradigm Radio 4-19-2013 [audio:http://archives.mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/peace_paradigm_2013-04-192.mp3] Nonviolence in the News with Michael Nagler: Dr. Nagler shares some otherwise hidden nonviolence history past and in the making. He also addresses the Boston bombings through the lens of “common security,” and analyzes the concept of nonviolent… read more