I offer here a variety of inspiring resources, as I see it. Enjoy.
- Walter Wink — Nonviolence for the Violent — The Third Way (1987)
Hearing and reading this paper given by Walter Wink many years ago, has opened my eyes for the empowering and inspiring message in the actions and words of Jesus Christ. I can connect with this kind of Christianity, which — from my experience — had been lost in the Christian culture I grew up with and which I see being practiced in many instances around me.
- Marshall Rosenberg — Full presence (Intellectual Understanding and Empathy)
Marshall Rosenberg shares about this most important element of empathy and a key distinction between two kinds of understanding that can be alive in us — intellectual understanding and compassionate understanding. Being aware of this key distinction empowers us, when our intention is to connect to the life energy in ourselves and others.
- Martin Luther King — Loving Your Enemies (1957)
I find this sermon contains insights that meets my needs for hope, that we can move towards healing and reconciliation of humankind on all levels. From personal relationships, families, communities onto the reconciliation between nations.
- On Compassionate Communication and Loving Speech — Thich Nhat Hanh
I see nonviolent communication and the mindful communication approach of the Plum village tradition of Buddhism completing and enriching each other. Includes a link to a Dharma talk on communication by Thich Nhat Hanh.
- How Martin Luther King can help us respond to the election of Donald Trump (2017)
Shortly after the election of Donald Trump for presidency, Miki Kashtan gave a radio interview on how Martin Luther King could help us to respond to the challenge.