Posts Tagged ‘Nonviolence

Keeping the Peace

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I found this person’s blog post, “Beyond the Election,” interesting. It was sent to me by a woman from my church.  There is definitely a non-violent action slant to it, I believe the person is associated with either Christian Peacemakers or Pax Christi.   However, the writer (I don’t even know if Gene is a man or a woman!) expresses some ideas that can apply to any organization or individual.  Those ideas mainly have to do with the notion that, while we may enjoy a government in which we have a remarkable degree of influence over who “leads,” our greater power lies in our day to day actions, our choices and an awareness of their consequences, the thoughts and beliefs we express and the manner in which we deliver our message, who we support and how, and so on.


Written by amynee

November 6, 2008 at 11:53 pm

Nonviolent Resistance Vindicated by History

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MIT Press Journals – International Security Vol. 33, No. 1, published a study titled “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict“.  The study, written by Maria J. Stephan and Erica Chenoweth, suggests that nonviolent campaigns are historically more successful than armed campaigns.

Written by Aaron Nee

November 4, 2008 at 8:11 pm