Non-violant communications

Discuss one of the religious or philosophical traditions of nonviolence, such as Buddhism, Jainism, early Christianity, anarchism, pacifism, feminist theories of nonviolence, or another tradition, as a source of the concept of nonviolence. How did the concept of nonviolence evolve, in the tradition that you choose? How applicable is the tradition to the practice of nonviolence today?

Ho-Won Jeong, Peace and Conflict Studies: An Introduction. Ashgate, 2000. A basic book to get you up to speed on general International Relations theory of peace and international violence and on some key global issues.

Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 2nd edition. PuddleDancer Press, 2003. The best resource on how to shift the way we communicate in order to build and improve relationships, even with “enemies.”

Robert L. Homes and Barry L. Gan, eds., Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, Waveland Press, 2012. An excellent selection of readings on the topic of nonviolence, both theoretical and practical.