By incident I found a very nice website with a few quotes about nonviolence which I wanted to share in case you still lack some thought-food or just want to refresh your brain with a good quote or are in need for quotes for training purposes :)
The history of the webpage itself is astonishing as it was created by the family of a murdered woman to continue her belief in compassion!
One quote I liked particularly was this short one from Mohandas Gandhi:
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."
There is lots more where this comes from so head over to
Apart from that we are progressing with the preparations of the seminar in Albania - I will start my ecology-friendly two-day travel on Tuesday by train and then by ferry :D
Updates here may become a bit more scarce during the next weeks. If someone else wants to continue writing a few articles the coming weeks, feel invited :) In any case, don't worry, I will be back!
time for another update - preparation sucks up most of my time, so updates are quite scarce right now...
Here at least some bit from Michael Nagler, a scientist researching nonviolent ways. He wrote an article over at truthout.org about "How to replace the war system".
Sounds perfect for sharing with you :D
Here one of the encouraging and inspiring bits from the end of the article:
I encourage anyone who hasn't already done so to familiarize him- or herself with the alternatives to war that fall into three broad categories: 1) living more lightly on the earth, since most wars today are fought over its View full article »
How cool is that! :D
Found a new handbook on how to create nonviolent campaigns created by war resisters international. They provide detailed informations and discussions around several important topics starting with an introduction to nonviolence, tasks and tools for doing trainings, talking about the effect of campaigns, presenting success stories and 21 pages of exercises!
Just to quote some interesting parts:
Nonviolence strengthens a campaign in three ways:
1. Among participants in a campaign. In fostering trust and solidarity among
participants, they (ideally) are put in touch with the sources of their own
power to act in the situation. Many people don’t realise how creative they
can be until they have support of others in trying something new.