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Resources | Nonviolence Theory & Practice

Jun 10th 2012



The Albert Einstein Institution:

Founded in 1983 by Dr. Gene Sharp, The Albert Einstein Institution is dedicated to advancing the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world.

Islam – Peace – Nonviolence:

This site provides a compilation of resources on Islam and nonviolence by Dr. Karim Douglas Crow

Metta Center: Nonviolence Education:

Founded by Dr. Michael Nagler, the Metta Center’s mission is to inspire, educate, and support the practice of nonviolence.

Nonviolence International:

Founded by Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad in 1989, Nonviolence International promotes nonviolent action and seeks to reduce the use of violence worldwide. NI believes that every cultural and religious tradition can discover and employ culturally appropriate nonviolent methods for positive social change and international peace.

TRANSCEND International: A Network for Peace and Development:

TRANSCEND connects autonomous individuals and centers working on peace by peaceful means, development by developmental means and environment by environmental means. Their mission is to bring about a more peaceful world by using action, education/training, dissemination and research to handle conflicts with empathy, nonviolence and creativity.

Waging Nonviolence:

This blog is a community and a resource for news, analysis and discussion on the many ways that ordinary people around the globe are using nonviolence every day, often under the most difficult circumstances.



Values of peacebuilding and nonviolence in Islam: Ideals and reality

Article by Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer

A framework for nonviolence and peacebuilding in Islam

Journal of Law and Religion article by Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Alternatives to violence in Muslim history: Parallels to American cases

Article by Amid-ad-Dean Ahmad

The challenge of Nakba: Surahs al-Haqqah and al-Furqan on the role of truth and justice

Khutbah by Dr. Robert D. Crane

Cultural violence

Journal of Peace Research article by Dr. Johan Galtung on the forms of violence (direct, structural, and cultural) and the relationship between them

Letter from a Birmingham jail

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter on justice and nonviolence

Prophetic disobedience

Article by philosopher Jawdat Said

The conditions for violence in Islam

Article by philosopher Jawdat Said

The nonviolent crescent: Eight theses on Muslim nonviolent actions

Chapter by Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand in Islam and Nonviolence (edited by Glenn D. Paige)

The role of power in nonviolent struggle

Article by Dr. Gene Sharp

The meaning of Mumbai

Rabbi Arthur Waskow’s compilation of Muslim organizations’ statements against terrorism



Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan: A Man to Match His Mountains by Eknath Easwaran

Nonviolence in Theory and Practice edited by Robert L. Holmes and Barry L. Gan

The Politics of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp

Islam Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today by Amitabh Pal


Video Clips

Islam and nonviolence

Discussion between Professor Michael Nagler and Afra Jalabi


Noor Events on Nonviolence

Interfaith Dinner to Challenge the G8

Peace Be With You: Islam & Its Heritage of Non-Violence