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.
Truth and Love Always Win Tragedy. We’re all too familiar with this word and its accompanying emotions, from the boulder-like weight of despair to the fierce fires of anger. But as nonviolence practitioners, we’re also familiar with evolving such emotions into constructive action informed by love. Our June 15, 2016 newsletter features our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show, not to mention a plethora of resources. Read the June 15, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
What a Nonviolent Economy Can Be Imagine if we all had the sort of financial freedom that granted us the time to bond with our children, take a class. Imagine a world in which everyone has a place to sleep and enough food to eat. That world is possible, and we can get there. Our June 1, 2016 newsletter features our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show, in which we spoke about Universal Basic Income with Peter Barnes, author of With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough. Read the June 1, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
It’s True: Nonviolence is Increasing This age we’re living in—or through—seems to be one of intensifying polarization, with incivility and violence advancing. Hence the importance of the worldwide growth in nonviolence. Learn all about it in our latest newsletter. Inside you’ll find links to the new Peace Paradigm Radio show and several engaging posts. Read the May 18, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
US Elections & Loving Action Between the hateful rhetoric, reports of voter fraud and influence of money, it’s not surprising that many of us feel despair, regardless of where we fall on the political spectrum. But despair doesn’t get us anywhere. Taking loving action, together, is our greatest hope. Our most recent newsletter includes our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show, volunteer opportunities, and resources for taking action and staying hopeful on your nonviolence path. Read the May 4, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
For the Love of Peace & Our Earth “One of the best aspects of nonviolence is that we can question everything, even our sacred texts, so long as they pass the test in the laboratory of our own experiences.” Our executive director, Stephanie Van Hook, opens today’s newsletter with insights on peace and the courageous inner work that fuels it. PLUS: We include notes on our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show, offer tips for Earth Day, and share a recap on our first-ever yoga retreat. Read the April 20, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Building Community Matters On the first Saturday of each month, the Metta Center hosts a hope tank. These monthly gatherings feature meditation, chai, potluck breakfast, and deep conversation. Hope tanks offer society what think tanks cannot, namely togetherness. Our latest newsletter includes several inspiring resources and tips for taking action. Plus, you’ll find links to our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show and upcoming events. Read the March 23, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Awakening the Power that Lies Within
More than putting different people in power, nonviolence is about rousing a different kind of power in people. The commercial mass media system, with its violence and vulgarity, is an obstructive force to human prog…
Thinking Big With Nonviolence It’s interesting to notice that the Season for Nonviolence and Black History Month intersect in February. Interesting, but not surprising, because we do not have to dig down that deeply into “black history” to start uncovering and rediscovering the stories and realities that led many people to join together in a spirit of unity in diversity on the path of nonviolent struggle. In our latest newsletter, you’ll find a variety of tips and resources to help you stay aligned to your nonviolence path. May you be free, happy, and peaceful. Read the February 10, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
The Law of Human Unity “Just as the law of gravitation existed before its discovery—and would exist if all humanity forgot it—so is it with the laws that govern the spiritual relations between soul and soul and between individual spirits.” Swami Vivekananda’s yogic words are a beacon on the illusion of separation: We may at times forget our unity, but it’s nevertheless there, as real as the binding force of gravity. So today’s newsletter looks at that which unites us. Read the January 13, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.