Continued recap from 13 April session with Ilco van der Linde and Elischia:
There are other ways that you can draw inspiration for a culture of peace and to use non-violent strategies when advocating for the world you want post 2015. Below are some examples of nonviolent work people are doing that also affects a culture of peace.
From their website: “The Anti Human Extinction Movement (AHEM) is a social change organization that recognizes we need to declare our interdependence and interrupt everything. Since 2010, the organization has been uniting people worldwide to give us all a voice in our future and shape human civilization around a shared vision of one planet living that’s based on scientific data.”
What is interesting is that AHEM puts into action what we have set up as the definition of non-violence throughout this year of POP; AHEM uses active resistance. One of the tools AHEM uses are what they call webisodes, where they will start bringing information about how you can live more sustainable.
A Season of Nonviolence
Another example is a group that has advocated for a season of non-violence. They are out of South Africa and it’s the vision of the grandson of Mahatma Ghandi.
The season of nonviolence includes actions like smiling, appreciation, simplicity, and education as blueprint for living nonviolence.
This concludes this session. How will you use nonviolent tactics for a culture of peace?