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  • 01:02

    SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL- Self Mastery and Nonviolence

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Maisha Hazzard continues Khepra's participation in the SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE: a 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

    This weekend marks 50 years since the violent crackdown on peaceful marchers in Selma, Alabama.  March 7, 1965, became known as "Bloody Sunday". We commemorate this demonstration of Nonviolent Direct Action for social justice by continuing to talk about awakening within us what Gandhi called Satyagrapha -- Soul Force or Truth Force. 

    There are three foundation stones for Self Mastery in Nonviolent Direct Action: Spiritual Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, and Strategic Intuition and Intelligence.


    Yale psychologist Peter Salovey, maps the ways in which we can bring Intelligence and Self Mastery to our emotions in challenging situations:

    1.  Knowing one's emotions. 

    2.  Managing emotions. 

    3.  Motivating oneself.

    4.  Recognizing emotions in others. 

    5.  Handling relationships.  

  • 00:07

    INTERnational Week for Nonviolence

    in Books

    I am privileged to be a member of the Summit Council of the INTERnational Week for Nonviolence, which will be held 16th-23rd August 2014.

    If you are organising an event during that week, please post the details in the comments section below. I shall list as many of these events as I can on the Master Calendar, which will help you get publicity.

    I have also posted some NVC events - not just events for that week – here.

    One of my guests on my recent show about Black parents and nonviolence was saying, "You CAN'T teach young people nonviolence because they have to fight”.

    This got me thinking about the first time I met Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication. I asked him about his work with Black gang leaders.

    I am also inspired by the example of Malcolm X. He was alienated and disaffected, and he became involved in petty crime and ended up in prison. But the right support and encouragement, and given the right inspiration, he became a leader.

    Help me celebrate the Week for Nonviolence this coming August.

    I have written about Nonviolent Communication in Success Strategies for Black People and my new ebook, Affirmations for Parents. 


  • 00:06

    Why I Am Committed to Nonviolence

    in Books

    There are so many, many incidents of violence happening all around us, every day, all the time.  Terrible, terrible things.  Mindless violence.  

    Every time someone is stabbed or shot, every time violence is inflicted on someone, it affects all of us.  It affects each and every one of us.  

    We must protect ourselves and our children.  We must end the violence.  

    I wrote about Nonviolent Communication, NVC, in Success Strategies for Black People and in my new ebook, Affirmations for Parents.  

    Click here for more information about the International Week for Nonviolence, 16th-23rd August 2014.  

    Click here for details of the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence and how you can submit your blog.  

    We can end the violence, we can save lives.  It's up to you, it's up to me.  It's up to us.  

  • Global Peace Day September 21 2015 Holly Stephey Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio

    in Pop Culture

    The International Day of Peace Vigil is a global undertaking that requires the efforts of many people of all faiths and beliefs to be successful. Red Velvet Media encourages you to support the United Nations' call for a full day of global ceasefire on 21 September by observing the day in spiritual contemplation for peace, global ceasefire and nonviolence with other members of your community and/or the broader interfaith community.

    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

    The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The work of the United Nations would not be possible without the initial partnerships that were active in its creation and the thousands of partnerships each year between governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based groups and other non-governmental organizations that are needed to support the Organization in achieving its future goals.

    The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.

    The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.In the words of John Lennon, Give Peace a chance.


  • 00:53

    Vigil for International Peace and Ecology - September 20th NYC

    in Culture

    Guest: Reverend Susana Bastarrica. 

    The Vigil for International Peace is a transformational, grassroots effort dedicated to promulgate peace through participation in art, song, dance, music, prayer and ceremony. The purpose of this Vigil is to awaken humanity to harmony and peace through the power of intent and celebration. The vision is to heal and bridge lives and communities to achieve divinity alignment and recognize the oneness in all

    In 2001, the United Nations unanimously passed resolution 55/282 designating September 21 of each year as an "International Day of Peace."  The intention of the resolution is to have the entire World observe a full day of "global ceasefire and nonviolence." All peoples and organizations are invited to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner.

    As one way of observing the Day, many peace-based individuals representing a wide variety of cultural and spiritual traditions, are advocating an "International Day of Peace Vigil" with the following objective:

    “To encourage the observation of a worldwide, 24-hour vigil for peace and nonviolence on the International Day of Peace, 21 September of each year, in every house and place of spiritual practice, by all religious and non-religious  and spiritually based groups and individuals and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world."

    The event in NYC's Central Park bandshell will feature representatives and leaders from a variety of local, national, and international organizations, children’s choirs, musical and vocal ensembles as well as dancers and renowned international artists.  

    Linda Lombardo hosts. 

  • 00:45

    The Minister and The Mother Show - A Season for Nonviolence

    in Culture

    Join Kelly and Rima as they explore the international Season for Nonviolence which kicks off this week. Learn about how you can participate in practices that help you be a nonviolent and non-anxious presence in the world. Hear about the amazing synergy created by the event which is now in more than 150 countires around the world. How will you help to co-create a culture of peace and non-violence in your part of the world?

  • 00:19

    War on the Black Community?

    in Books

    I believe the Black community, and Black communities around the world, are under attack and have been for many years. That is my opinion. And I want to know what you think. So please add your comments below after you have listened to this blog post.  . 

    When our Black communities are thriving and prospering, every community will thrive and prosper.  Everyone will benefit.  Listen below for more.  

    We need to use PRACTICAL solutions to bring about positive change and transformation.  

    Success Strategies for Black People 

    What They Don't Want Us to Know 

    More about What They Don't Want Us to Know

    Why We Need to Heal 

    590 Black Deaths in Police Custody 

    Cancer Journals  

    The Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2015 


  • 00:32

    I am Resistance Talk 42: "Elements of Resistance" the book Part 1.

    in Culture

    This talk will focus on aspects of the excellent book "Elements of Resistance: Violence, Nonviolence, ans the State" by Jeriah Bowser. READ IT! 

  • 01:04

    Rivera Sun - The Dandelion Insurrection

    in Current Events

    The positive impact of nonviolence is highly underrated. In fact, it is emerpircally proven to be the most effective way to bring about change, according to activist/author Rivera Sun. She wages peace 365 days a year through her novels, blogs, performance art, and radio broadcasts.

    Talkupy Radio with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Rivera to the show on Thursday February 26 at 1 pm ET. We will discuss her latest novel, The Dandelion Insurrection and its ongoing 40-day book tour. We also will talk about Campaign Nonviolence and building a culture of active nonviolence, as well as building The Movement of Movements across the U.S. and globally.

    For more information on Rivera and her social media contact info go to RiveraSun.com. Please follow @Talkupy_Radio and visit Talkupy.net

  • 01:01

    SATURDAY WAKE-UP CALL - Fear and the Nonviolent Soul

    in Spirituality

    We continue to participate in the SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE: a 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

    TODAY'S PROGRAM, "Fear and the Nonviolent Soul", focuses on one of Mahatma Gandhi's "key characteristics of the nonviolent soul" which is FEARLESSNESS. In 1928, Gandhi wrote "Satyagraha in South Africa" in which he defines the inner force that a nonviolent activist must cultivate: SATYAGRAHA ( Sanskrit and Hindi: “holding onto truth”). Satyagraha is inner strength or “soul force” that is grounded in the universal Truth that all humans are endowed with the absolute right to freedom, justice, peace, and life sustaining provisions. 

    A satyagrahi bids goodbye to fear. Gandhi, M.K.~"Satyagraha in South Africa" 1928

    The Satyagrahi’s object is to convert, not to coerce, the wrong-doer.~Gandhi, M.K. “Requisite Qualifications” Harijan 25 March 1939

    "We can learn to let fears be our teachers and when we accept, or even embrace, a fear and let ourselves learn what we have to learn from it, it has less control over us.The more I am able to be with my fears, the more freedom I have to do what my heart is calling me to do.~Linda Sartor, in Turning Fear into Power

  • 00:33

    Shed Your Shackles: Transforming Victim Consciousness with Kiran Patel

    in Spirituality

    Ms. Kiran Patel, M.A., C.Y.T. survived sexual assault and a death threat at the age of 24 by accessing an infallible power source from within which led to her assailant backing off and her walking away.  This remarkable woman is our special guest this week

    Kiran Patel calls people forth to live joyfully from their inner power, create a life based on who they truly are and be free of the grip of social expectations without sacrificing relationships with their loved ones.

    Ms. Patel’s commitment to transforming suffering led her to earn her M.A. in social psychology, become certified as a mediator, complete a one year leadership program in Nonviolent Communication and receive advance certification as Yoga Acharya.  Through her work she has reached thousands internationally as a spiritual teacher, workshop leader, coach, speaker and performer. Her writing on nonviolence and yoga has been published in "India West".

    Join us to hear this amazing woman share her life’s passion.

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