News Tagged: nonviolence

An encouragement? No, a command.

  Approx. read time: 1:45 min. I receive emails, have conversations, about one a day, from folks who are distraught with “how things are.” And the words of the Teacher keep coming to mind: DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED.  These are not the consoling words of a mother to a child. These are… Read more »

Cultivating a nonviolent heart

  Read time: approx. 1:45 min. I am beginning to share publicly a commitment I have made privately. It’s this: In every dimension of my life I choose to live nonviolently. Why? Because violence and trauma saturate every dimension of life on this planet. Twenty-two years ago this month, people in my town responded to… Read more »

Can we learn something new?

    Approx. read time: 2:30 min Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year. I feel exhausted. Exhausted from diminished daylight, sure.  But more, I feel exhausted from the endless news of traumas I do not personally endure. I sense our world has been traveling, like those fleeing for their lives, in a… Read more »

Consider the Wolf of Gubbio

  Approx. read time: 3:35 min. This week a U.S. Congressmember acknowledges, of the aggressions in Ukraine, that the United States essentially is at war with another nuclear superpower. “And it’s important that we win.” I was not ready to have my heart and my attention seized by this long-distance bloodbath, which now suddenly feels… Read more »

I stand with the nonviolent Jesus

Approx. read time: 3:30 min.   In 7th grade I pretty much understood that I wasn’t into delivering the counterpunch. This was after I got dissed off the volleyball team. I don’t mean the school’s competitive team. I mean the one that formed at recess. The counsel I received? If they bully you, you bully… Read more »

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