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“As long as thou canst”–Daily Metta

May 25: “It is not possible to make a person or a society nonviolent by compulsion.” –Gandhi (Young India, September 13, 1928) Freedom–an opposite of compulsion– and nonviolence go hand in hand. Yet any society like ours that has dedicated itself through and through to the force of violence, aka compulsion, to resolve its problems… read more

“Resisting with Truth”–Daily Metta

May 1 “Nonviolence should never be used as a shield for cowardice. It is a weapon of the brave.” –Gandhi (Mahatma, Vol. 7, p.30) In his nonviolence classic, Courage in Both Hands, late Quaker activist Allan Hunter tells the story of Mrs. Pean-Pages, headmistress of a girls’ school in Paris during World War II. She had been hiding… read more