On April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, high school students around the country are being called on by their peers to walk out of school and, some say, not return until assault rifles are banned. If you are one of them, get in touch wi…
In the US, we designate February as Black History Month, to commemorate and celebrate African-American achievements and contributions. It’s an opportunity to honor voices and perspectives that have often been left out or marginalized—and to go beyond the “heroes and holidays” approach to the month by learning all year. Plus: Our latest Nonviolence Radio show features guests Kazu Haga and Dion Martin, who join us to discuss interrupting incarceration. Read the February 7, 2018 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter.
Today’s newsletter looks at change—who’s at the forefront of it, and what they need. Plus: the latest episode of Nonviolence Radio, along with helpful and uplifting resources. We hope this newsletter serves you well. Read the January 24, 2018 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter.
Today’s newsletter includes: a relaxing breath practice to keep you feeling calm and refreshed; the latest episode of Nonviolence Radio; and links to inspiring videos, books, and experiments. Dive in and enjoy! Read the January 10, 2018 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter.
We need more people in the world who won’t give up on others, even when we are very hard to love. In the glorious words of American poet Mary Oliver: Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting— over and over announcing your place in the family of things. Today’s newsletter draws inspiration from holiday stories—and the fact that all of us are the stuff of nonviolence. Read the December 27, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter.
There are things we can’t change, but there’s always something within that framework that we can. The severe deterioration of our democratic institutions seems to have an implacable momentum, leading us to the kind of seismic cultural change known as “paradigm shift.” That we can do little about. But what we can do—and the Metta Center is very glad to be a part of—is try to help the shift be, as Sally Goerner says, “gentle rather than catastrophic.” See what our founder Michael Nagler says about that in today’s newsletter. We also share some inspiring resources for you on the new story. Read the December 13, 2017 newsletter. Get the Metta Center’s newsletter. Access the newsletter archives.