Links

Movement

Albert Einstein Institution: [Founded in 1983 by Gene Sharp to advance “the use of strategic nonviolent actions in conflicts around the world”; with free access to numerous of Sharp’s writings.]

The Catholic Worker: [Founded in 1933 by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin as an anarcho-pacifist, nonviolent movement and stronger now than ever. Has a special section on the site where all of Dorothy’s Catholic Worker writings can be accessed for free.]

Dharmagaians: [Environmental and deep ecology concerns in a Tibetan Buddhist context, by our Natural World co-editor, Suzanne Duarte.]

Fellowship of Reconciliation: [As their Statement of Purpose says, “Since 1915, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience.”]

Gandhi Earth Keepers: [A Gandhian environmental group based in Rochester, New York, whose nonviolent actions include a summer climate march and a “daily water blessing on High Falls Bridge” as part of an action to clean up the Genesee River, which runs through the city. Their Purpose is to “strive for environmental justice through active nonviolence”.]

Gandhi Foundation: [This is a rich resource of material about Gandhi and nonviolence. They also publish The Gandhi Way, edited by George Paxton, which can be accessed online. Highly recommended.]

Global Nonviolent Action Database: [Founded by George Lakey in 2011, and managed by Swarthmore College, this is a database of nonviolent civil resistance campaigns.]

Global Nonviolence Network: [One of the best resources in the web linking to “organisations and individuals that promote and/or teach nonviolence.” It is organized by country and strives to be up to date. Highly recommended.]

Growing Air Foundation: [Nonviolent, non-profit Foundation devoted to reforestation projects; founded and directed by our Natural World co-editor, Leora Rosner.]

Metta Center for Nonviolence: [Founded by Michael Nagler in 1982 as a “think-tank” for nonviolence practice and theory.]

mkgandhi.org: [One of the most comprehensive Gandhian websites, and well worth bookmarking; conjointly maintained by Gandhian Institute, Bombay; Savodaya Mandal, and Gandhi Research Foundation.]

Pace e Bene: [Their governing principle is that “nonviolence is more than a principle for effective protest; it is a way of life.” Founded in 1989.]

Street Spirit: [Publication of the American Friends Service Committee that, since 1996, “reports extensively on homelessness, poverty, economic inequality, welfare issues, human rights issues and the struggle for social justice through nonviolence”. Terry Messman is the editor.]

Waging Nonviolence: [Since 2009 WNV has been reporting on nonviolent “people’s movements and civil resistance”. They do not “take a doctrinal position” on nonviolence.]

Persons

Robert J. Burrowes: [A solid, reliable writer on nonviolence theory, whose website has links to an impressive array of articles on nonviolent civil resistance, the origins of violence, Gandhian nonviolence, nonviolent strategy, etc.]

John Dear: [One of our most eminent nonviolence/pacifist activists. His site contains an extensive archive of his essays, sermons, and writings on peace and nonviolence.]

Mary Elizabeth King: [Her website is “about the power and limits of nonviolent civil resistance as seen through the eyes of one of its practitioner scholars”.]

 


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“When planted in the garden, the mustard seed, smallest of all the seeds, became a large tree, and birds came and made their home there.” Luke 13:19

“For me whatever is in the atoms and molecules is in the universe. I believe in the saying that what is in the microcosm of one’s self is reflected in the macrocosm.” M. Gandhi