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Seize The Time

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Pace e Bene board member George Paz Martin Also posted on the United for Peace and Justice website Every time we view the news in the paper or on television or the internet, we are struck by the tragic … read more

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Breaking Through the Normalcy of Los Alamos on Hiroshima Day

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

By Rev. John Dear, also posted on Common Dreams   Driving up the two-lane mountain road along the red and orange wall of rocks on one side and the shocking sheer cliff down to the sagebrush valley far below on … read more

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Coming Up! Nonviolent Strategy Workshops with Activist/Author Rivera Sun

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Building a culture of active nonviolence requires growing your community’s knowledge of how nonviolent action works to create change. Author/Activist Rivera Sun is touring and teaching this year, offering talks and workshops on strategy for nonviolent movements. Many Campaign Nonviolence … read more

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Reflection on Elin Ersson’s Action

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

By Veronica Pelicaric   Artist, translator and activist Kazuaki Tanahashi says that while participating in peace and environmental work he has come, albeit unconsciously, to confirm four commonplace truths:  No situation is impossible to change.  A communal vision, outstanding strategy, … read more

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The Moment of Truth Beckons

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

By Ken Butigan   “Truth is such a rare thing, it is a delight to tell it,” poet Emily Dickinson wrote in the 19th century. These days, the truth seems even rarer than usual—and must therefore be told all the … read more

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From Protest to Paradigm: Two Keys to Success in Our Nonviolent Revolution

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Michael Nagler, photo by Alex Radelich, also published on Tikkun Apathy can only be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal which takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite, … read more

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A Radical Prayer for All the Children

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. With reflections on each continent, wildlife, and homelessness among many more topics, John Dear guides us … read more

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The Beatitudes of Peace with John Dear

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

Have you wondered what Jesus meant when he said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” or “Blessed are the meek?” Have you ever asked yourself if these Beatitudes are merely spiritual ideals or teachings that can ground and center your … read more

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A Radical Prayer for Equality

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. With reflections on each continent, wildlife, and homelessness among many more topics, John Dear guides us … read more

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