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Intro to Kingian Nonviolence with Kazu – Podcast

This webinar is the first part of a two-part offering the Metta Center is making primarily to Bernie supporters going to Philadelphia, but essential as well for the long term.  In it, Kazu Haga of the Eastpoint Peace Academy offers the basics of nonviolence training.  Part two will be a long-term nonviolent strategy.  For the latter, those of you at the Philadelphia gatherings can contact Gail Koffman through Metta’s Facebook page or find her at the Progressive Democrats of America booth.  And/or have a look at our Roadmap tool and if it interests you sign up to be part of the strategy conversations at this link. CLICK HERE to listen or use the audio controls below!     

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Peace Training: Webinar

The Moment Calls for Peace Tuesday, July 19 at 9am PST: Michael Nagler of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and Kazu Haga of East Point Academy will be hosting an online peace training. If you can’t make the live webinar, it will be rebroadcast at 12pm PST. Stay tuned for more details… This training is developing at this very moment, in response to recent events.

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A Deeper Purpose: Your Daily Metta Weekend Video

In this video, Michael Nagler explores how and why people attest that nonviolence gave a meaning to their lives that they had not found in anything else. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom and experiments with nonviolence. Our 2016 Daily Metta continues with Gandhi on weekdays. On weekends, we share videos that complement Michael Nagler’s award-winning book, The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World. To help readers engage with the book more deeply, the Metta Center offers a free PDF study guide. Enjoy more Daily Metta: See the  archives Get Daily Metta by email: Subscribe    

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Take Care of One Another: Newsletter

The Solution? Care. Realizing our interconnectedness can feel daunting, particularly when engaging with people who seem to be ignoring our problem with hate. But we must find the will—it’s a matter of caring for one another. Our July 13, 2016 newsletter includes links to our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show, plus opportunities to join healthy, constructive conversations about the violence in our world. Read the July 13, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.

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A Silver Lining: Conference Call

A Conversation About Violence & Healing Do you feel overwhelmed by the recent episodes of violence? Are you wondering whether there could possibly be a silver lining to any of it? You’re certainly not alone. But if we’re going to build the saner society we all want, we cannot stay stuck in despair. It’s time to get constructive. So join us for a productive, inspirational conversation about finding our way to mutual healing and reaching for our highest human potential. Thanks to Carol Bragg, a longtime nonviolence advocate and a graduate of our Certificate in Nonviolence Studies program, for proposing this discussion. Call Details The 60-min conference call will follow a free-flow format: participants will be encouraged to offer their own reflections, and Metta Center staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have about the power of nonviolence. Call time: Wednesday, July 20, 5pm PST RSVP: the call is free; sign up here so we can email you the call-in number RSVP for the Silver Lining conference call. And please spread the word: the more people who join healthy discussions like these, the better.  

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A Big Claim about Nonviolence: Your Daily Metta Weekend Video

In this video, Michael Nagler makes the claim that nonviolence can stop not only drug addiction–it can solve all of our problems. Hear him out–and find out more. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom and experiments with nonviolence. Our 2016 Daily Metta continues with Gandhi on weekdays. On weekends, we share videos that complement Michael Nagler’s award-winning book, The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World. To help readers engage with the book more deeply, the Metta Center offers a free PDF study guide. Enjoy more Daily Metta: See the  archives Get Daily Metta by email: Subscribe    

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Restorative Justice is the Key: Your Daily Metta Weekend Video

In this video, Michael Nagler makes a case for restorative justice as a key to making nonviolence a part of our culture. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom and experiments with nonviolence. Our 2016 Daily Metta continues with Gandhi on weekdays. On weekends, we share videos that complement Michael Nagler’s award-winning book, The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World. To help readers engage with the book more deeply, the Metta Center offers a free PDF study guide. Enjoy more Daily Metta: See the  archives Get Daily Metta by email: Subscribe    

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Predicting nonviolence and violence: Your Daily Metta Weekend Video!

In this video, Michael discusses what we can and cannot be predicted about violence and nonviolence to further explain the concept of “work” vs. work. Violence, he concludes is much more predictable than nonviolence. Find out why… Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom and experiments with nonviolence. Our 2016 Daily Metta continues with Gandhi on weekdays. On weekends, we share videos that complement Michael Nagler’s award-winning book, The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World. To help readers engage with the book more deeply, the Metta Center offers a free PDF study guide. Enjoy more Daily Metta: See the  archives Get Daily Metta by email: Subscribe    

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Human Progress: Newsletter

Uniting Inner and Outer Work Human progress travels in two directions: the inner work we do as individuals and the outer work we do to create positive changes in the world. And you know what? These directions aren’t separate; they’re interdependent. Our June 19, 2016 newsletter includes links to our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show, plus several resources to support your work in human progress. Read the June 29, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.

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Symbols and Nonviolence: Your Daily Metta Weekend Video

In this video, Michael Nagler continues onward in Search for a Nonviolent Future, exploring the general principle behind symbolic action. He articulates his definition of symbolic action, reviews it in Gandhi’s campaigns, and concludes that symbols alone are not enough. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom and experiments with nonviolence. Our 2016 Daily Metta continues with Gandhi on weekdays. On weekends, we share videos that complement Michael Nagler’s award-winning book, The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World. To help readers engage with the book more deeply, the Metta Center offers a free PDF study guide. Enjoy more Daily Metta: See the  archives Get Daily Metta by email: Subscribe    

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