Non-Violence and Social Change: In it for the long haul…

Like most of us here in the U.S. (and many of us elsewhere, as well), I care deeply about the outcomes of the upcoming elections in November. Yet whatever scenario unfolds over the next six months, my conviction is that certain kinds of commitments and practices will be needed, regardless…

In an earlier issue of my e-mail newsletter, I described Miki Kashtan’s awesome work, ranging from authoring deeply insightful books on nonviolence and social change, to creating a new and powerfully effective form of group facilitation.

MK Nashville 200pxIf you are already a fan of Miki’s, this is a reminder that she is about to launch Working for Transformation— Without Recreating the Past”, an online course on tapping the radical potential of non-violence. While Miki is a renowned teacher of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) , you don’t need to already know NVC, in order to benefit from taking this course — instead, the deeper principles of this “spiritual practice disguised as a communication tool” are woven throughout everything that Miki teaches.

In addition, you don’t need to “already be an activist”, either! While both long-time activists and long-time NVC practitioners will find much that is new and fresh here, the course has been designed to be accessible to anyone who feels called to the subject of non-violent social transformation.

And, if you are not already a fan of Miki’s, welcome!  I invite you to learn more about her work…  some of us will be sponsoring an upcoming workshop in NYC on her facilitation approach this October. I look forward to seeing some of you there in person, or else seeing you online starting June 17th!

While I will be sending this out as an e-mail newsletter, I also wanted to post it here in my blog, in case any of you have any questions or comments about this. Feel free to post them below!

with much love,



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s