October 18

Reflection

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for us to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. We must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King,Jr, Nobel Prize acceptance speech

Prayer

God, remove all bitterness from our hearts and give us strength and courage.

Action

.Violence manifests itself in words, actions and inner thoughts. Do not support or engage with those whose speech incites violence toward others.

Suggested Reading

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
Luke 6:27-31

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Romans 12:17-21

In our complex and violent world, it is truly a formidable undertaking to work for peace by living the practice of nonviolence.
Pope Francis

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
Mahatma Gandhi

I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The more we practice nonviolence in our words, thoughts and actions the more peaceful will be our inner state.
Amit Ray

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas Edison

The ultimate way to solve human problems is with nonviolence.
Dalai Lama

Nonviolence is not just abstention from war, fighting, or animal flesh. It is abstention from negative thoughts and negative speech.
Nathaniel Altman

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonviolence is essentially based on recognizing the humanity in every one one of us.
Grace Lee Boggs

Nonviolence is the answer for the questions of our time. Love will conquer evil every time.
James F. Twyman

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