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SIX PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE

Discussion started by Reba 5 years ago

SIX PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE

Fundamental tenets of Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence described in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The six principles include:

1.Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is a positive force confronting the forces of injustice, and utilizes the righteous indignation and the spiritual, emotional and intellectual capabilities of people as

the vital force for change and reconciliation.

2.The Beloved Community is the framework for the future. The nonviolent concept is an overall effort to achieve a reconciled world by raising the level of relationships among people to a height where justice prevails and persons attain their full human potential.

3.Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil. The nonviolent approach helps one analyze the fundamental conditions, policies and practices of the conflict rather than reacting to one’s opponents or their personalities.

4. Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve the goal. Self-chosen suffering is redemptive and helps the movement grow in a spiritual as well as a humanitarian dimension. The moral authority of voluntary suffering for a goal communicates the concern to one’s own friends and community as well as to the opponent.

5. Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence. The nonviolent attitude permeates all aspects of the campaign. It provides mirror type reflection of the reality of the condition to one’s opponent and the community at large. Specific activities must be designed to help maintain a high level of spirit and morale during a nonviolent campaign.

6. The universe is on the side of justice. Truth is universal and human society and each human being is oriented to the just sense of order of the universe. The fundamental values in all of the world’s great religious include the concept that the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice. For the nonviolent practitioner, nonviolence introduces a new moral context in which nonviolence is both the means and the end.





* Question
Do you consider The Political System an institution that  should be boycotted?
What are your thoughts about Voting, for President this fall ( That is if you live and are registered to vote-in the USA)?
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Reba
Reba
Glad to read both of your responses!
5 years ago
SpiritWithGrace
SpiritWithGrace
I agree 100%, Jason!! I also choose to not participate. To me, that is one of the best nonviolent messages anyone could send. It's a "Just say no" action. It was long struggle for women to get the right to vote/participate. "WE THE PEOPLE" also have the right to not vote/participate.
5 years ago
JasonCA
JasonCA
Wonderfully written Reba!! As to your posted question: I now understand that I am unrepresented by political discourse and choose not to participate. Non-acknowledgement may be only a personal gesture at this stage but in time it may well be the most effective way. While non-participation of the obsolete political structure is happening, creation and participation in a new system that actually solves problems and is premised on the natural world, happens at the same time. Slowly changing the image of permanence the current establishment seems imbued with.
5 years ago

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