What is Nonviolence? 

We harnessed anger under discipline for maximum effect.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

This page is a resource for you to learn more about nonviolence.  We offer it as a roadmap for you to start your nonviolent journey. Watch the videos, follow the links, and enjoy the inspiration!

You have entered into a new world of solutions. We don’t want to overwhelm you with information -- there’s a lot out there! -- so we’ve compiled some science and wisdom that can introduce us to the power of nonviolence.

May it help us uncover the resources that we need!

Nonviolence is the greatest power at the disposal of humankind.
— Gandhi
 

The Metta Center advances 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? The Metta Center for Nonviolence has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations. Learn more at our website.

 
Nonviolence is the only credible response to the violence we’re seeing around the world.
— Coretta Scott King
 

If violence was our nature, it wouldn't be so traumatic when it happens. It wouldn't be so painful. Nonviolence is our greatest power. Visit the Metta Center’s course offerings and take an interactive deep dive into the wide world of nonviolence. There is nothing you know or do not know that disqualifies you from learning about nonviolence. Take the first steps of this journey with us, and change how you see the world.

If you want to spend some time learning more about nonviolence on your own, we have dozens of videos you can watch to expand your understanding of how nonviolence works. Check out our YouTube Channel. 

 
I refuse to believe in the journalistic cliché ‘meaningless violence.’ I refuse to believe that there are no answers to the cheapening of life and the rise of violence against it.
— Michael Nagler
 

Nonviolence Radio is a listener-supported bi-weekly radio program and podcast from the Metta Center for Nonviolence. It provides interviews, news, and analyses on nonviolence in our world today. Find it on iTunes, Stitcher, Audioport, and Spotify. Find more information here

 
Believing as we do that life is an interconnected whole, and that there is an inescapable harmony between means and ends, and convinced by the proven effectiveness of nonviolent struggles in a just cause, we take the following pledge…
— A Pledge of Nonviolence
 

Take a nonviolence pledge. Read it here or write your own and send it to us (click contact at the top of the page)

 

 
We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

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