Preparing for the Next Year There can be no doubt that change is here—2017 will be a year for the history books. It’s imperative that we take action to push the cultural shift towards the good. As this year comes to a close, we can all prepare for the conflicts we’ll face in the coming year. How will you prepare for facing conflict, nonviolently, in the year ahead? We offer some ideas to help you get started. Read the December 14, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Be Fearless Too Where nonviolence really comes in: we can’t help anyone when we turn to the same old violence, whether inside or out. We have to uproot the inner and outer oppressor, and we must challenge the very foundations out of which alienation springs. This looks like it’s going to be tough work—that’s the long-term for you! While we are all focusing on deepening our nonviolence skills, it is time to escalate and increase our efforts in all ways possible. Read the November 30, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Stand Up, Speak Out It’s time to feel emboldened to stand up for what we believe is right, to protect those who are vulnerable, to stand alongside marginalized communities, to amplify our voices for peace and justice, and to do it with even greater vigor and heart. All this and more in today’s encouraging newsletter. Read the November 16, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Mapping the Post-Election Future This edition of our newsletter comes to you between Halloween and the US election, and this year (pardon the sarcasm) it may not be easy to tell them apart. We, however, forge ahead with you optimistically. If you’re having election blues (like most of us), remember our “Open Letter” to the Bernie movement and the recent piece in Truthout. And be sure to check out today’s newsletter, which includes links to our latest Peace Paradigm Radio show and post-election events. Read the November 2, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
After the US Elections… For better or for worse, we are seeing the fruit of a tumultuous election cycle in the US. The question is, “What next?” Today’s newsletter mulls that question—and provides the resources to strategically address it. Plus, you can link to the latest Peace Paradigm Radio show, in which your hosts Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook discuss Gandhi’s life with Michael Heller, the co-coordinator of Peace and Justice Studies at Roanoke College. Read the October 19, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
The Mighty River of Nonviolence Today’s newsletter recaps some recent news and inspirations, from Gandhi’s 147th birthday to our Q&A with G. Scott Brown for Nonviolence magazine. What comes after the US elections? Join Rabbi Michael Lerner of Tikkun, Michael Nagler of the Metta Center, and cultural luminaries like the filmmaker Oliver Stone for a strategy conference and Tikkun awards ceremony next month in Berkeley, CA. Read the October 5, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Happy International Day of Peace Today we celebrate International Day of Peace, with the 2016 theme being “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” Plus: We stand with #NoDAPL and the indigenous activists who are courageously safeguarding our water and taking a stand on behalf of protecting the climate for all of us. With that said, you won’t want to miss our Peace Paradigm Radio interview with Chief Phil Lane. On top of all that, we include some highly practical resources for taking action today—and all year. Read the September 21, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Upping Our Inner Strength Today’s newsletter looks at “the Olympics of the spirit,” the US plan to spend $1 trillion on new nuclear weapons facilities and why nonviolence is not the “new normal.” Plus: an invite to a special event in Santa Rosa, CA to benefit the Metta Center for Nonviolence. Inside, you’ll also find links to the most recent Peace Paradigm Radio show and other resources. Read the September 7, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Inner Preparedness & Happiness In readying for major emergencies, we stock up on water, food and supplies. So why not prepare our hearts and minds to make the well-being of others and cooperation a priority? Plus: How do we find—and keep—genuine happiness? This newsletter gets to the heart of the matter. You can link to the most recent Peace Paradigm Radio show and other resources too. Read the August 24, 2016 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.