Compare passive resistance.
Origin of nonviolence
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Examples from the Web for nonviolence
Abbas has been committed—quite unsuccessfully, but nevertheless committed—to nonviolence.After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?
November 19, 2014
This is why nonviolence is a powerful as well as a just weapon.
I saw there, I felt there, for the first time, the pride and the power of nonviolence.
“Our policy to achieve a nonracial state by nonviolence had achieved nothing,” he concluded.Anger at the Heart of Nelson Mandela’s Violent Struggle
December 6, 2013
But the Palestinians have not yet produced “a Mandela,” a leader truly dedicated to nonviolence and the two state solution.Why Do People Keep Calling Israel an Apartheid State When It’s Not?
May 3, 2013
Nonviolence is the natural outgrowth of the law of forgiveness and love.
He believed in nonviolence and the sanctity of life—until the first test, when he had killed without hesitation.
Nonviolence is essential to these people—they have vitality without needing destruction.
It takes a fairly strenuous course of training to attain a mental state of nonviolence.
Every problem would lend itself to solution if we determined to make the law of truth and nonviolence the law of life.
- abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals
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