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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.  

  • 00:29

    Spirituality & Medicine with Dr. Manoj Jain on America Meditating Radio

    in Self Help

    Dr. Manoj Jain is an infectious disease physician, a writer, and a national leader in healthcare quality improvement. Dr. Jain writes regularly for the Washington Post, and the Commercial Appeal (a Memphis newspaper). His writings also appear in the New York Times and the Times of India.  He has served as a consultant to the World Bank on HIV, and has been interviewed by CNN and National Public Radio.

    Dr. Jain has also conducted research on spirituality, meditation and medicine and is adjunct assistant professor at Emory University and the medical director at Tennessee’s Quality Improvement Organizations.

    He is also a faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is on the leadership team for the Healthy Memphis Common Table Community Partners Council and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant. He has founded and chaired the Annual Nonviolence Conference in Memphis. Visit http://www.mjainmd.com

    Get the Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna. Like America Meditating, Download our FREE Pause for Peace app.

  • 00:31

    Guest: Dorothy Espelage

    in Culture

    In honor of October being National Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month, Jim and Jennifer welcome Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D. to the show. Dorothy is a professor and Hardie Scholar of Education, in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois. She is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science of the American Psychological Association. Over the last 20 years, she has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles, five edited books, and 30 chapters on bullying, homophobic teasing, sexual harassment, dating violence, and gang violence.  

    An Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, she authored a 2011 White House Brief on bullying among LGBTQ youth and attended the White House Conference in 2011. Dr. Espelage has appeared on many television news and talk shows, including The Today Show; CNN; CBS Evening News; The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson, Anderson 360 and has been quoted in the national print press, including Time Magazine, USA Today, People, Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal.  

    Website: http://dorothyespelage.com/

    Email: Espelage@uiuc.edu


  • 00:56

    Author, Speaker and Global Spiritual Leader - Dr. Roger Teel

    in Spirituality


    Dr. Roger W. Teel is a life transforming speaker and a global spiritual leader. Through storytelling, humor and practical spirituality, Dr. Teel’s transforming messages, as well as in workshops, classes, business and national conferences, help empower people and lead them to their limitless potential to live dynami-cally.

    He is backed by exceptional academics. Dr. Teel holds a degree in psychology and religion, a Doctor of Divinity and a Doctor of Religious Science degree. He has served pulpits in Oregon, California and in 1993 returned to his home church, Mile Hi Church where he serves as Senior Minister and Spiritual Di-rector to over 10,000 members and friends.

    As a global leader, Dr. Teel has served as Chairman of the International Board of Trustees for Centers for Spiritual Living, and is Co-founder of the Associa-tion for Global New Thought. In 1999, 2001 and 2004, Dr. Teel assisted in fa-cilitating the Synthesis Dialogues with acclaimed global leaders including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. He has served on the boards of the Interfaith Alli-ance of Colorado, the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the Foundation for Affordable Housing, and the Community First Foundation.

  • "The Power of Non-Violent Communication" with Kristie McLean

    in Management

    Kristie McLean is a multimedia global storyteller, certified coach and humanitarian activist focusing on teaching Non-Violent Communication (NVC). NVC is based on historical principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC reminds us what we already instinctively know about how effective it is to authentically connect to another human being. We’ll be exploring how we can use NVC at work and home to help us create even more peace and effectiveness. 

  • 01:55

    The Dr. Pat Show - Talk Radio To Thrive By!

    in Spirituality

    Voices of Women with Host Kris Steinnes: Starhawk on City of Refuge, her sequel to Fifth Sacred Thing, and Zarna Joshi on Climate and Oppression.   Starhawk is launching her new novel: City of Refuge: The Sequel to The Fifth Sacred Thingin Seattle,Nov. 6th.  In The Fifth Sacred Thing, the people resist a brutal invasion using nonviolence and magic. They ask how do we resist violence without becoming what we’re fighting against? In City of Refuge, Healer Madrone has a dream. “Build a city of refuge in the heartland of the enemy.” She and musician-turned-guerilla Bird go to the Southlands to liberate them. But how can you build a new world when people are so deeply damaged by the old?  Zarna Joshi will share how climate solutions can fix more than the climate.  In her work as a climate activist, Zarna is always thinking about how solutions to the climate crisis can also address the oppressive systems that caused the climate crisis. She looks to ancient indigenous cultures for inspiration, particularly her own culture as a Hindu daughter of Indian descent. "The wisdom of our elders is not based on the modern western system of rewarding greed. It is based on the welfare of all life and that is why it works. It is based on the wisdom of Earth Herself and if we look to Her, we can begin to radically heal our society and planet."

    The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: 4 Things You Can Use to Eliminate Limitation for Good & Transform Your Life with Co-host Dr. Glenna Rice & Guest Dr. Gardella.  Find out more about the Access Consciousness Workshop "5 Days to Change Your Life" that includes The Bars, Foundation and Level One with facilitators Dr. Glenna Rice and Dr. Andrew Gardella

  • 00:16

    Principles of Non-Violence, Part 6 (The Man in the Mirror #27)

    in Culture

    Today, we are going to begin looking at the fifth principle of nonviolence which is as follows: 

    Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
    • Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as of the body.
    • Nonviolent love gives willingly, knowing that the return might be hostility.
    • Nonviolent love is active, not passive.
    • Nonviolent love does not sink to the level of the hater.
    • Love for the enemy is how we demonstrate love for ourselves.
    • Love restores community and resists injustice.
    • Nonviolence recognizes the fact that all life is interrelated. 

    It is easy to talk about love, but sometimes it is hard to demonstrate it -- especially when it comes to those whom we have differences with. Even Jesus acknowledged this; He said: "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy." However, Jesus called those who would follow him to a different level of commitment when He immediately added, "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." 


  • 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.


  • 00:45

    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?