The revolutionary concept of unity in diversity

    Calls for unity often make activists cringe, but that’s usually because it’s a cover for uniformity. Nonviolence takes a different approach.

    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?

    Waging Nonviolence partners with other organizations and publishes their work.

      The Practical Idealist: May 18

      May 21, 2019

      “Nonviolence is not an easy thing to understand, still less to practice.” -– Gandhi (Young India, February 7, 1929)

        Essential Gandhi and the Nonviolence Report

        May 16, 2019

        Michael Nagler offers an overview of the past week in nonviolence. Plus we discuss one of Gandhi’s writings.

          The Practical Idealist: May 4

          May 6, 2019

          “Repression itself affords a training in Satyagraha, even as an unsought war affords a training for the soldier.”

          –Gandhi (Harijan, 4-8-1939, p. 80)

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                  The Practical Idealist: March 23

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                    How did we get here from there?

                    January 16, 2019

                    It is sobering to consider how far from community and close to chaos we have come. But it might be useful to understand just how it’s happened.