Keeping the spirit of Iran’s protests alive

    Iranian graduate student Sarah Eskandari wants you to know what is happening inside of Iran despite the personal risks involved. 

    We provide educational resources on the safe and effective use of nonviolence, with the recognition that it’s not about putting the right person in power but awakening the right kind of power in people. We advance a higher image of humankind while empowering people to explore the question: How does nonviolence work, and how can I actively contribute to a happier, more peaceful society?

    Waging Nonviolence partners with other organizations and publishes their work.

      How military methods shaped the nonviolence of the civil rights movement

      February 14, 2023

      Author Thomas Ricks discusses his new book “Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968.”

        Expanding the practice and study of nonviolent action in Latin America

        January 17, 2023

        Organizers Maria Belén Garrido and Jeff Pugh discuss their work with the Regional Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent and Strategic Action in the Americas.

          Tracing the legacy of nonviolence — from Jesus to Gandhi to King

          December 22, 2022

          For a word that’s barely a century old, nonviolence has deep historical roots. Francesca Po, Marie Dennis, Adam Ericksen and Ken Butigan discuss.

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            A military veteran’s journey to nonviolence in three questions

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              ‘The Nonviolence Handbook’ is now available in Farsi

              November 15, 2022

              Because nonviolent knowledge is hard to come by, the Metta Center is pleased to offer a Farsi translation of “The Nonviolence Handbook.”

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                November 14, 2022

                With every war that breaks out, we should realize the need to double down on learning and practicing nonviolence.

                  Why we need to expand our circle of care during hurricanes

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                  Only through direct action and standing up for our environment can we truly protect where we live from being destroyed.

                    From the Iranian revolution to ‘We are all Mahsa’ — Iran’s women have been at the forefront of change

                    October 5, 2022

                    Iranian scholar and peace activist Leila Zand discusses the radical socio-economic, cultural and religious shifts informing the current protests in Iran.