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Money Spent on Missile Strike Could Have Been Invested in Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by George Cassidy Payne   Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed that the U.S. used more than twice as many missiles as it did in a 2017 strike on Syria’s Sharyat Airbase on April 7, 2017. That attack used 59 Tomahawk … read more

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A Brief Review of The Souls of Poor Folk: Connecting to the Movement of Movements

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

As Campaign Nonviolence invites everybody to join in connecting the dots of violence and injustice, Poor People’s Campaign continues to analyze and challenge the intersectional issues facing our country. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has published The Souls of Poor … read more

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From Despair to Healing to Activism

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Pace e Bene’s Ken Butigan will join Taigen Dan Leighton, Jack Lawlor, and Melissa Bryce for a talk on “Buddhist Contemplation in Hard Times” at DePaul University in Chicago. Dr. Charles Strain will be hosting the speakers for a discussion … read more

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Kings Bay Plowshares

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Seven Catholic plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning at the Kings Bay Naval Base St. Mary’s Georgia. They entered on Wednesday night April 4.  Calling themselves Kings Bay Plowshares, they went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command: “beat swords into plowshares.” The … read more

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Shifting Systems with Nonviolent Strategy

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

By Rivera Sun // Reprinted with permission from PeaceVoice The secret to successful nonviolent struggle lies in understanding strategy and systems. All systems require participation and resources to survive. Deny those things, and the system will wither away . . . … read more

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We Are Not Enemies—Together We Can Work It Out

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Below, Veronica Pelicaric reports on her visit to Madrid, March 22-29, 2018.   Invited by the 2018 Martin Luther King Congress, I went to Madrid to teach a three day workshop from Monday, March 26th to Wednesday the 28th. As … read more

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Seeking Social Media Consultant

by Ryan Hall // Pace e Bene

Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service (paceebene.org) is a non-profit organization working to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolence education, community-building, and action. We seek a part-time Social Media Consultant to promote and expand our work on various online … read more

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The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence by Matthew Curtis Fleischer

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

“Do not leave alive anything that breathes.”—God The violence in the Old Testament is one of the biggest obstacles facing Christianity today. Believers regularly identify it as one of the most confounding and challenging aspects of the entire Bible. Unbelievers … read more

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Who Is Your King? Who Is Your God?

by Ryan Hall // Pace e Bene

The following address was delivered between five and six o’clock by Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy  on April 4, 1993 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated there at 6:02 P.M., twenty-five years earlier … read more

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