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Synonyms for nonviolence

peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate

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This nonviolence resistance lasted for eight months.
SISTANI'S MARCH was not the product of a broad-based Iraqi nonviolence movement.
1928-1968) and the southern Leadership conference based their program of non-violence on the teachings of Christianity and Henry David Thoreau, Author of "Civil Disobedience," and the methods of Mahatma Gandhi, who used nonviolence to help free India from British rule (The World Book Encyclopedia, 1972).
Nuclear abolitionist and Nation contributor Jonathan Schell sets out in his latest book to remake the world--no less--while at the same time giving an abbreviated global history of modern warfare and nonviolence.
By building a mailing list, sponsoring speaking tours, and publishing informational brochures, CPFers hoped to introduce American Catholics to the theory of nonviolence and to what they considered to be a lost tradition of peacemaking in the Catholic Church.
The belief that nonviolence is meek or ineffective reflects a misunderstanding of the rich tradition of nonviolent resistance.
The essays place the teaching of nonviolence into the overall worldview of each tradition and then describe contemporary implications and expressions of the teaching.
That meeting, as depicted in the HBO original movie Boycott, marks the birth of two icons for civil rights: King as the unwavering supporter of nonviolence to achieve racial equality and Rustin as the steadfast King adviser and deputy whose refusal to be closeted forever ties the battle for racial civil rights, in many minds, to the fight for equal rights for gays and lesbians.
We in the ELCA see ourselves firmly planted in the "just war' tradition rather than as advocates for nonviolence.
Resource Centre on Nonviolence (420 St-Paul est, 2e etage, Montreal, PQ, H2Y 1H4), 1997, 64 pp.
A revival of Gandhian/Kingian nonviolence offers the best alternative we
but as rebels who practiced nonviolence and the compassionate communism of sharing wealth according to need.
The camp community is in a prime position to teach nonviolence.
I serve on the working group of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, which--in cooperation with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International--organized the Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference that took place in Rome this past April that was cited in the editorial.
The first section of this book explores nonviolence concepts in spiritual and religious traditions, with chapters focusing on Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Baha'i, Western Neopagan, Japanese Shinto, and Western Atheist/Humanist doctrines of nonviolence.