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How can Nonviolent Communication (NVC) be helpful in these transformative times?

2020-06-22T08:54:17+00:00

Download pdfs in English, Italian. Even in the midst of all that is moving in the world, three experiences left me particularly shaken today. Each gave clarity about what NVC can offer in the midst of these times, and where we need to be vigilant. Here are the three events that shaped my day. I awoke this morning to a post by a white friend to an NVC listserv. She asked that white members in our group pause and post any messages about the most recent murders of Black Americans to a subgroup that had been created for white people. [...]

How can Nonviolent Communication (NVC) be helpful in these transformative times?2020-06-22T08:54:17+00:00

How Do I Love Those Who Hate Me? Answering Dr. King’s Call to Love Our Enemy

2020-03-10T03:07:56+00:00

When Dr. King talked about the need to love our enemies, he identified several components to make this possible. He named developing and maintaining the capacity to forgive as a mandatory requirement to be able to love. He talked about the importance of separating the deed from the doer, in his words noting that, “the evil deed of the enemy-neighbor, the thing that hurts, never quite expresses all that he is.” Dr. King insisted that, as part of loving our enemy, we must seek not to defeat or humiliate him, even when we have the capacity to do so. But, [...]

How Do I Love Those Who Hate Me? Answering Dr. King’s Call to Love Our Enemy2020-03-10T03:07:56+00:00

Renewing the Dream: Using Nonviolent Communication to Answer Dr. King’s Call for Social Change

2018-09-29T14:51:36+00:00

How can nonviolent communication help us return to the powerful vision of social change for which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so strongly advocated and for which he died? How can we inspire ourselves to stand up for social change? Every time I hear stories from the civil rights movement, every time I look at images from that time, I wonder how the people, ordinary people just like you and me, were able to do the things they did. I think about our current times, when so many of us feel powerless, when I hear so many people say, “I’m [...]

Renewing the Dream: Using Nonviolent Communication to Answer Dr. King’s Call for Social Change2018-09-29T14:51:36+00:00

Including All Without Excluding Any

2018-09-29T14:51:31+00:00

By Ranjana Ariaratnam, David Johnson, Talli Jackson, and Roxy Manning This post, the final article in the WCI 2017 series, was written jointly by that year's trainers.  This article is our invitation for you to think about inclusion and interdependence, how you have experienced them (or not) in your life. We don’t purport to have definitive answers, and we are enjoying the exploration. Come explore with us! Ranji ~ We were at an NVC retreat, early on in my immersion into NVC, and I’d been trying to ask the owner of the lodge about options for people with non-mainstream dietary [...]

Including All Without Excluding Any2018-09-29T14:51:31+00:00

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