‘Peace is only a thought away’ — what neuroscience tells us about nonviolence

    Neuroanatomist and author Jill Bolte Taylor offers insights on the brain, nonviolence, the meaning of life and her latest book “Whole Brain Living.”

    We provide educational resources on the safe and effective use of nonviolence, with the recognition that it’s not about putting the right person in power but awakening the right kind of power in people. We advance a higher image of humankind while empowering people to explore the question: How does nonviolence work, and how can I actively contribute to a happier, more peaceful society?

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      The power of contact in the rehumanization process

      September 12, 2023

      University of Ghent Professor Jasper Van Assche explains how meaningful contact with different kinds of people can build a more nonviolent world.

        Meet the first (and only) conscientious objector from West Point

        August 28, 2023

        Former Army cadet Cary Donham discusses the struggle that led him to follow his conscience and leave West Point at the height of the Vietnam War.

          The real switch — there’s a better path than increasingly lethal weaponry

          August 20, 2023

          As the U.S. arms Ukraine with cluster bombs and weapons manufacturers invent more deadly weapons, we must look for another way than killing.

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            Bridging union organizing with nonviolence principles

            California Teachers Association union organizer Erik Olson Fernández discusses the power of unions when they are infused with the principles and strategies of nonviolence.

              A new biography of Martin Luther King for a new generation

              Jonathan Eig discusses his book “King: A Life,” which draws on newly recovered sources to paint a full and nuanced picture of a great revolutionary and the forces aligned against him.

                Meet the Burundian pastor working to end domestic and electoral violence

                Pastor Parfaite Ntahuba of the Quaker Peace Network in Burundi discusses her work creating an Early Warning Early Response team to prevent violence on many fronts.

                  Remembering Arun Gandhi and the lessons his grandfather taught him

                  In this special episode commemorating the life of Arun Gandhi, we revisit a 2017 interview where he reflects on what he learned from his grandfather about nonviolence.

                    Humanity is not doomed to war

                    April 25, 2023

                    Anthropologist Brian Ferguson of Rutgers-Newark University explains how research debunks the notion that war is embedded in human nature.