I have been involved for many years with the INVITE group at Luther (integrating nonviolence into theological education).
This fall — I am starting this page in October of 2020 — the necessity of bringing nonviolent disciplines to bear appears ever more pressing in the context of the US presidential election. What follows are some resources I want to be able to find quickly.
Our strength is not in weapons, money or power. Our strength is in our peace, the peace within us. This peace makes us indestructible.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Under stress, an unexercised heart will explode in frustration or fury. If the situation is especially tense, that exploding heart may be hurled like a fragment grenade toward the source of its pain. But a heart that has been consistently exercised through conscious engagement with suffering is more likely to break open instead of apart. Such a heart has learned how to flex to hold tension in a way that expands its capacity for both suffering and joy.
Guides and Handbooks
- Hold the Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy
- Get in Formation: A Community Safety Toolkit
- Tips for maintaining safety and taking action during a pandemic
Blogs and Other Resources
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