"The scope of Exploring the Power of Nonviolence is breathtaking. The collected essays move from theory to history, case studies, and practices, and include an entire section on pedagogy."—Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
The new millennium finds humanity situated at critical crossroads. While there are many hopeful signs of cross-cultural engagement and democratic dialogue, it is equally the case that the challenges of warfare and injustice continue to plague nations and communities around the globe. Against this backdrop, there exists a powerful mechanism for transforming crises into opportunities: the philosophy and practice of nonviolence. The expert authors brought together in this volume collectively deploy the essential teachings of nonviolence across a spectrum of contemporary issues.
From considering the principles of the French Revolution and encouraging peace through natural resource management to exploring multiculturism and teaching peace in the elementary classroom, this work is broad in scope yet detailed in its approach to the fundamental principles of nonviolence.
Randall Amster is director of the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University.
Elavie Ndura is professor of education at George Mason University.