nonviolence

nonviolence

"This power of good must prove its truth and strength by its fearlessness, by its refusal to accept any imposition which depends for its success upon its power to produce frightfulness and is not ashamed to use its machines of destruction to terrorize a population completely disarmed. We must know that moral conquest does not consist in success, that failure does not deprive it of its dignity and worth.



Malala Yousafzai rendered Jon Stewart almost speechless during her interview on The Daily Show after describing her approach to her Taliban persecutors:

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An hour with the extraordinary humanity of Congressman John Lewis. The civil rights movement he helped animate was — as he tells it — love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then — and that he offers up for our common life even today.

Catholic monk and mystic Thomas Merton expounds on nonviolence in Christian thought.

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