Compare passive resistance.
Origin of nonviolence
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Examples from the Web for non-violence
In 1960, he was the first African to receive the peace prize, and like King, he believed strongly in non-violence.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece
October 16, 2014
Non-violence for Mandela was not a principle but rather a tactic.Mandela and My Son
December 6, 2013
I see little difference between their activities and my struggle for peace, non-violence, and tolerance.Jailed Egyptian Blogger Calls Out to U.S.
Maikel Nabil Sanad
June 25, 2011
He had tens of thousands of devoted, Muslim followers—all committed to non-violence.The Palestinians' Secret Weapon
June 17, 2010
But I do admit that they do not believe in my doctrine of non-violence to the full extent.
With me non-violence is part of my religion, a matter of creed.
It would probably be better to call it "non-violence by necessity."
His commitment to human rights, peace and non-violence stands as a monument to his humanity and courage.
To the pacifist who holds such a position, non-violence is imperative even if it does not work.
- abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals
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Word Origin and History for non-violence
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