Author: Stephanie Van Hook

Youth Organizing and Nonviolent Power

Joe Worthy is a National Organizer with the Children’s Defense Fund, an organization, which is, among other things, committed to helping youth strategize and win nonviolent campaigns, affirming that their voices and lives matter. If you are orga…

Lesson 7 (Family Program)

“The path of nonviolence requires much more courage than violence.”
-Gandhi-

Activities for Month Seven
(Print Version Here) 
Here’s a list of the activities for the month.
Find descriptions below.

Journal
Family Meeting
Gandhi Searche…

Lesson 7 (Family Program)

“The path of nonviolence requires much more courage than violence.”
-Gandhi-

Activities for Month Seven
(Print Version Here) 
Here’s a list of the activities for the month.
Find descriptions below.

Journal
Family Meeting
Gandhi Searche…

Nonviolence Tips for HS Students

In this week’s episode of Nonviolence Radio we review key dynamics and principles of nonviolence for those participating in #NeverAgain, #March4OurLives and for those supporting the US high school student movement to end gun violence. In part tw…

Nonviolence Tips for HS Students

In this week’s episode of Nonviolence Radio we review key dynamics and principles of nonviolence for those participating in #NeverAgain, #March4OurLives and for those supporting the US high school student movement to end gun violence. In part tw…

Workshop: Constructive Dialogue

How do we create constructive dialogue across differences that seem insurmountable? Join Lou Zweier for a workshop to learn practices and tools to connect and build empathy across personal and political divides. March 31, 1-5 PM The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa $30 dollars suggested “love offering” Contact: Lou (@) Mettacenter.org

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Workshop: Constructive Dialogue

How do we create constructive dialogue across differences that seem insurmountable?
Join Lou Zweier for a workshop to learn practices and tools to connect and build empathy across personal and political divides.
March 31, 1-5 PM
The Center for Spiritu…

Why choose kindness? Podcast

Christa Tinari, founder of Peace Praxis and co-author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School, joins Nonviolence Radio to talk about the real meaning of kindness and some practical tools that can help us to show kindness with justice in more areas of our lives. Then, Marilyn King, two-time Olympian who has turned her vision to peacebuilding, gives us a primer on how Olympian thinking can help propel values of peace and nonviolence toward the Gold! Finally, Michael dips into the Nonviolence News, and reflects on the epidemic of school shootings from a nonviolence angle. This is a very practical episode for our times!

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Why choose kindness? Podcast

Christa Tinari, founder of Peace Praxis and co-author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School, joins Nonviolence Radio to talk about the real meaning of kindness and some practical tools that can help us to show kindness with justice in more …

Unconditional Nonviolence: Mini-Retreat

  Nonviolence can sometimes be a source of worry–what if it doesn’t work? as well as contention–It’s fine for some things but it just wouldn’t work in THIS situation.    In this three hour session, we will take a deep look at nonviolence and allow ourselves to explore with curiosity and open-heartedness the nature of the limitations we place on this power taking effect in our lives and society. Where do we need healing? Where do we need greater understanding? What can we learn from the successes and “failures” of nonviolence? And what can we learn from one another? Participants will leave with practical insights, tools, and resources for their daily journey of self-discovery.   March 10, 2018 2-5 PM $25 suggested Love Offering.  2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa   Facilitated by: Michael Nagler, Founder, the Metta Center for Nonviolence Stephanie Van Hook, Executive Director, the Metta Center for Nonviolence   Co-sponsors: Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa, and the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County

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