nonviolence nonviolence  /nɑn ˈvaɪ ə ləns/


  • (n) peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate



  1. His strategy of nonviolence has spawned generations of spiritual heirs around the world.
  2. His garb was the perfect uniform for the kind of revolutionary he was, wielding weapons of prayer and nonviolence more powerful than guns.
  3. The Mahatma, the Great Soul, endures in the best part of our minds, where our ideals are kept: the embodiment of human rights and the creed of nonviolence.


  1. Chicago group protests drones

    Peace activists marched through West Liberty last Thursday to protest the use of drones by the United States. Organized by the Chicago-based group, Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV), the “Ground the Drones” walk aims to bring awareness about the U.S. military’s use of unmanned aircraft.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: West Liberty Index

  2. Turning yourself in isn't a requirement for nonviolent activism

    One current criticism of Edward Snowden is that he isn't a real practitioner of nonviolence. If he were, he would have stayed in the United States and gone to prison, like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  3. King Center summer camp kicks off in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly 100 children and 30 chaperones are participating in King Center's annual Nonviolence Opportunity Watch summer camp. King Center officials say the first session of the camp begins Monday and runs through June 21. The camp is geared toward teaching children and young adults how to use Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s philosophy of nonviolence to resolve every day conflicts ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

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  1. "The concerns for nonviolence, sustainable development, justice and peace, and care for our environment are of vital importance for humanity," Benedict told the crowd massed on an unused wharf in Sydney.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: USA Today

  2. "I understand the importance of teaching nonviolence to kids in today's world," Arenas wrote. "Guns and violence are serious problems, not joking matters -- a lesson that's been brought home to me over the past few weeks. I thought about this...
    on Feb 1, 2010 By: Gilbert Arenas Source: ESPN

  3. "She was an actress, author, producer, advocate for peace and nonviolence, who was known and loved for her motivational and inspirational contributions to society," the King family said in a statement.
    on May 16, 2007 By: Yolanda King Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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