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Pacifism and Nonviolent Resistance Resources

We've collated helpful resources to help you learn about pacifism (the belief in peace versus violence), responding peacefully to violence, and peaceful strategies for social change and nonviolent resistance (which has resulted in many peaceful government transitions).





Learn, including George Lakey's articles

This website provides a wealth of resources from many authors on the principles, history, how-to, and outcomes of nonviolent resistance. George Lakey has been a civil/human rights activist since the 1960's. Global

Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way

How turning the other cheek defies oppression

Beyond Just War and Pacifism: Jesus' Nonviolent Way

Facing the Myth of Redemptive Violence and more

The late Walter Wink was a groundbreaking Christian theologian who revealed the nonviolent activism within the historical meaning of "turn the other cheek."


The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland

Mairead Corrigan Maguire founded the Peace People movement in Northern Ireland in 1976, for which she received a Nobel Peace Prize. She is still an active peacebuilder today.

Northern Ireland, global

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

United States Christian analysis of current events (see especially the commentary and research on peace and nonviolence) UK, global

MLK50 panel on Racism, Poverty and Militarism

Dr. Bernice King (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter), George Lakey and John Powell discuss MLK's dreams and the work that remains 50 years after his death. United States Inspiring videos which build empathy across divides through dialogue. United States
Take Action

King Center

Founded and run by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s family after his death, the King Center strives to realize the dream of racial equality in America the 21st century. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Earth Quaker Action Team

Co-founded by George Lakey. Strives for ecological, peaceful economic sustainability.

United States This website provides a wealth of resources on how to engage in nonviolent resistance.  



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Thursday, April 19, 2018