For activists in Myanmar: a nonviolence manual in Burmese

In the spirit of solidarity and support with activists resisting the coup in Myanmar, the Metta Center offers a Burmese translation of "Steps of Nonviolence."

Myanmar has been a recurring scene of repression and resistance, but the current struggle against the military coup might be even more organized and courageous than ever before, given the deadly wave of repression activists in the streets have faced.

In the spirit of solidarity and support with those risking their lives for democracy, the Metta Center for Nonviolence offers this free download of Michael Nagler’s “Steps of Nonviolence” — translated into Burmese a decade ago.

The manual is the predecessor to Michael Nagler’s 2014 book “The Nonviolence Handbook” and contains basics about nonviolence, which Gandhi rightly called “the most powerful force” we have been endowed with. We sincerely hope activists in Myanmar — or anywhere — can use it.

This story was produced by Metta Center for Nonviolence

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