“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery
that human beings, by choosing to change the inner attitudes
of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
~ William James
Martin Luther King, Jr. beside a picture of Gandhi. (Photo: Bob Fitch)
“We still have a choice today; nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation.” ~ MLK
Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence – April 4, 1967
Scenarios include: Two protest leaders disagree about how to effect change in “It’s supposed to be nonviolent”
Program in full: Conflict Hotline – Aug. ’10 Social Change – YouTube
An interview with Michael Nagler, nonviolence expert and founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education is also featured.
SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words: Inspired by the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. We play his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he delivered at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, as well as his last speech, “I Have Been to the Mountain Top,” that he gave on April 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated.
MLK: “And another reason that I’m happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn’t force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.”
The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.
– The Dalai Lama
PLEASE VISIT —
For ANYONE involved in or affected by OCCUPY WALL ST. :
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION SUPPORT LINE
empathy • mediation • consultation
conflict transformation skills
Consultation Available by Appointment
If 2011 was the year of the protester, 2012 may prove to be the year of nonviolence.
More irreverent NVC cartoons: http://anvc.svenhartenstein.de