I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time during the twenty years of my practice as a lawyer was occupied in bringing about private compromises of hundreds of cases. I lost nothing thereby – not even money, certainly not my soul. ~M.K. Gandhi, An Autobiography, (1959), p. 97 Restorative Justice, Susan Kinder, Executive Director of Restorative Resources, a Santa Rosa based nonprofit organization, points out, is about “being human together.” At the Metta Center, we are convinced that Restorative Justice is one of the most concrete, constructive and cutting edge ways that nonviolence can be applied in our culture. Listen to our interview with Susan Kinder to find out more about how restorative justice works, what it means for each one of us, and on the intersection of nonviolence and restorative justice. If you have trouble with the player click here to download.
Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist and futurist, joins us on Nonviolence Radio this week, where we take a scientific perspective of nonviolence in honor of the recent March for Science. Sahtouris is also an author and speaker and discusses many aspects of biology, history, evolution and science, including why the cooperative aspects of evolution as far more important than the competitive aspects and how we can live together as social beings in a new globalized culture. In the second half of the show, Michael weighs in on the science of nonviolence, then serves up a streaming hot edition of Nonviolence in the News. If you have trouble with the player click here to download.
This week on Nonviolence Radio, Michael and Stephanie reveal the math equation that will transform our society by building the new paradigm: NV + NS = V. Nonviolence plus New Story equals Victory. Learn about the effects of nonviolence and violence on the human body and psyche. How do we shift the image of the human being and ground ourselves in the new story? All this, as well as Nonviolence in the News, right here on Nonviolence Radio. Tune in! If you have trouble with the player click here to download.
It’s National Poetry Month! Listen in on Nonviolence Radio as we explore ways to bridge the gap between poetry and activism. Our guest, Amy Elizabeth Robinson, is a Sonoma County mother, poet and activist who recently wrote a love poem to Kellyanne Conway. Together with hosts Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, they discuss poetry, the current administration, and the need for nurturing activism. Amy reads some beautiful poetry, including “Yesterday We Were Asked to Write from a Place of #Revolutionarylove, so I Tried to Write a Love Poem to Kellyanne.” Also, intermixed with the show is nonviolence news from around the world. If you have trouble with the player click here to download.
This week’s not-to-miss show features guest Acharya Mangalanda, a Kirtan singer and disciple of Sri Anandamayi Ma. What is Kirtan Music and what does it have to do with Nonviolence? How is it that by focusing on our inner life we affect the outer world and vice versa? Tune in to hear discussions on these questions and more! Also, Michael and Stephanie discuss the importance of community media, how emotion affects our actions, how advertising affects our inner core, and more… on Nonviolence in the News! If you have trouble with the player click here to download.
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This episode begins with Nonviolence in the News, your source for resources, news, and analysis that the mainstream media just doesn’t understand. Next, Michael and Stephanie play a recent interview conducted with Ali Abul Awwad, founder of Taghyeer (‘Change’), the Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement dedicated to development needs and opening a path to resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He speaks on the situation in Israel Palestine and his path, via an Israeli prison, to nonviolence. Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show or listen through our player on this page…)
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In this episode we talk with Dr. Cynthia Boaz, expert in nonviolent struggle and media talks about strategies and tools for nonviolent action in a time of “fake news” and “alternative facts.” Plus: nonviolence in the news– covering new resources in the field, local and worldwide events, and all of the nonviolence that you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show or listen through our player on this page…)
Conflict is natural and healthy. Violence is avoidable. In this podcast I talk about a practical approach for understanding conflict as a necessary part of developing our most humane qualities and the art of engaging conflict without resorting to violence. Podcast time: 5 minutes. Listen here or at with the player below the bio box.
George Lakey has been at nonviolent strategizing for over 40 years with some hard-won insights about making actions and movements successful. He’s also one of the minds behind the Global Nonviolent Action Database, documenting over 1000 nonviolent episodes around the world and throughout history. His latest article on Waging Nonviolence is about 10 ways to strategize and win after the Women’s March. We’ll hear from George and then turn to some key events in our ever growing world of nonviolence in the news. Nonviolence radio is the beat of an unstoppable movement. Tune in and find out more. Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show or listen through our player on this page…)
In this episode of Nonviolence Radio we talk with activist and writer, Jonathan Smucker, author of Hegemony: How To. A Roadmap for Radicals, about the opportunities for progressives to gain lasting political power, and some pitfalls to watch out for. And Michael Nagler joins us on his birthday–and the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump–to highlight some recent events in nonviolence in the news. Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show or listen through our player on this page…)