I find this list of “models of nonviolence” to be a helpful introduction to some ways that people can think about and practice nonviolence. Oddly, it is missing two key figure: Gandhi and MLK Jr (although they are represented in the “Links” section). However, there are some stellar examples of lived ethics in each person they identify– and I salute them for including three women!
See the “Models of N-V” tab at their website: http://www.nonviolencefestival.com/
The Nonviolence Festival itself is based in Waterloo, and is a group of volunteers that work together to plan and promote events that “raise awareness about the importance of nonviolence.” To see their activities, go to the link above.
I just came across this organization, Nonviolence Canada. They provide nonviolence training workshops based on the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (i.e. Kingian Nonviolence). As their blog explains, they are an Ottawa-based grassroots organization with the following intentions:
- Introducing Kingian Nonviolence to Canadians through two-day interactive workshops. This provides a common understanding of concepts, terminology and a concise framework (embodied in 6 principles and 6 steps).
- Helping people to think about what nonviolence means to them and what it means to apply it in their lives.
- Evolving the concepts, terminology and framework espoused by Martin Luther King, Jr. to encompass Canadian perspectives on nonviolence.
Their website can be found here: http://amydillonnv.wordpress.com/about/