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Kazu Haga: Why we need to move closer to King’s understanding of nonviolence

When we use nonviolence to confront violence and injustice, we are not disturbing the peace, we are disturbing complacency. We are disturbing the normalization of violence.

February 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jason Brennan: When the state is unjust, citizens may use justifiable violence

If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black horticulturalist wrestled down on the streets of New York City in 2014 – you … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mahatma Gandhi’s List of the 7 Social Sins

In 590 AD, Pope Gregory I unveiled a list of the Seven Deadly Sins – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride – as a way to keep the … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Video: Mahatma Gandhi on the Existence of God

Recorded on 17th October, 1931, During His Visit to England. . Revered the world over for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was known to his many … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” If you want to lead people, don’t talk … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nisha Gupta: In Search of Beauty

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson On a hike between the mountains … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

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