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Our Center for Inner Peace is participating in A Season for Nonviolence -- the annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT). It began on January 30 (the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi) and ends on April 4 (the anniversaryon the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Violence often errupts from anger, so do we need to understand anger if we are going to live without violence?
Is anger bad?
Can anger be useful inn a positive way
What is the highest and best thing to do when you get angry?
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.
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.
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?
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
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
This program is about ACTS OF COURAGE by African american Women during our Season for Nonviolence.
Rosa Parks' birthday is February 4, 1913. The story of her act of defiance against segregation in the American South is well known by many. The Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956 was spurred by her action.
There were many other African American women leaders in the Civil Rights Movement whose names are not so well known.
: Daisy Bates, Ella Baker, Prathia Hall, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Dorothy Height, Clara Luper, Diane Nash, Juanita Abernathy, of course, Coretta Scott King---to name a few of the unsung sheroes.
The Power of Non-Violence is our topic for this week as we engage in 64 days of A Season for Nonviolence.
The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence (SNV) commenced for the 18th consecutive year on January 30, 2015 in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The purpose of the campaign is to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by legendary leaders Mohandas K. Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, and President Nelson Mandela, as well as living legends such as His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. ~ http://www.agnt.org/node/10
The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4500 schools participating.
Azim Khamisa – an author, activist and an international inspirational speaker – was born in Kenya, Africa and had early training in mathematics, economics and finance in the U.K. A successful investment banker with over 40 years of experience, he has conducted business in Africa, Middle East, Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. Presently he serves as the President of the Child Safety Network (CSN). Committing his life to halting the continuing cycle of violence among the youth, Azim became a social activist after his 20-year-old son Tariq was senselessly murdered while delivering pizzas in January 1995 by Tony Hicks, a 14-year-old gang member. Out of grief and despair, Khamisa was inspired to transform his loss through the power of forgiveness. Believing that there were “victims at both ends of the gun,” Azim forgave Tony and founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to break the cycle of youth violence by saving lives, empowering positive choices and teaching the principles of nonviolence and peacemaking. A month after establishing the foundation, Azim invited Ples Felix, Tony’s grandfather and guardian, to join him. Together, since November 1995, the two have brought their story and message through TKF’s Violence Impact Assemblies. The duo has reached over a million elementary and middle school children live and over 8 million via video programs, guiding the youth to choose a peacemaker’s life of non-violence and forgiveness.
Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.
Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.
At the end of his life, Dr. King's philosophy had transcended voting rights in the segregated South. His vision was about a transformed humanity, and his philosophy was that nonviolence was the key to such a transformation. Those who were impatient with the nonviolent movement believed that the whites who held the reigns of power would not be pursuaded to let them go by peaceful demonstrations. For the last 50 years, major cities have secured political representation and yet poverty and injustice is still a plague for many African American communities. Some say integration is the cultprit for the economic disempowerment. Did the Civil Right Movement go astray by luring Black consumers into White owned stores, disintegrating the economic power base of African American communities? Why didn't Civil Rights lead to economic empowerment? Did Dr. King's followers misinterpret the vision for the Movement? Was the Dream greater than the right to integrate? How do we manifest justice, equality and empowerment today? Is the answer to African American empowerment in the hands of the lawmakers, or in the hands of the voters or in the hands of consumers? What should we learn from the lives and deaths of Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and the many others who paved the way for empowerment of this present generation?
The POWER of Nonviolence is understood by far too few people. Mahatma Gandhi said, "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of [hu]mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Violence erupts from the lowest aspect of who we are as human beings. To achieve Peace through nonviolence requires a shift upward and into the Highest Expression of our Being.
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. — Black Elk (1863-1950)
“The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.” ? Mahatma Gandhi, On Non-Violence
SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL ......Hidden Secret of NonViolence
A Season for Nonviolence is observed on January 30, 2014. Season for Nonviolence was established by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson, as a yearly event celebrating the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The "season" begins with the anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi's assassination on January 30 and ends with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination on April 4.
So what is the Hidden Secret of Non-Violent Direct Action - Satyagrapha?