What then is nonviolence?

I am very excited. A number of things have given me a nudge and I am now in the process of applying for a postgraduate qualification in Peace and Conflict (with plenty of scope to study nonviolence). Oh, so impatient and I have to wait till nearly March to start!

SO for now I will have to satisfy myself for now by collecting what I already know/believe/understand about nonviolence together… to start building a conceptual frame …

What is nonviolence?

  • passive resistance to force
  • a personality trait
  • a disposition/dedication to resolve conflict peaceably
  • a dedication to causing no harm to self or others
  • a journey (for me)
  • a set of practices/skills used to resolve or circumvent conflict
  • a philosophy to guide your life
  • a value
  • a commitment
  • other things I don’t know!

I can’t wait to be reading and writing and talking to other people about all this 🙂

 

 

2 thoughts on “What then is nonviolence?

  1. Hello Rowena,

    thank you for liking my goals for 2016. It is delighting to read something about nonviolence around here. Your question and proposals sound interesting. Like Socrates said, it would be better to suffer injustice than to practice it. All the best for your studies on the conceptual framework and your personal journey.

    Greetings and wishes
    Bernd

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