Nonviolent Philosophy and Conflict Theory

Resources on conflict theory and the philosophical underpinnings of peace and nonviolence.

 

198 Methods of Nonviolence 
http://www.peacemagazine.org/198.htm 

A list of 198 ways to react with nonviolent protest and persuasion.

 

Albert Einstein Institution 
http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations00fa.html 

Provides information on the basic principles of nonviolence as well as detailed studies of its historical implementation.

 

Beyond Intractability
http://www.beyondintractability.org/
Resource for constructive approaches to destructive conflict.   Includes articles and critical analysis tools.

 

The Complete Site on Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.mkgandhi.org 
Provides links to a wide array of Gandhi’s writings and his own descriptions of non-violence and its value in the struggle for freedom. The site also includes links to Dr. King’s interpretation of non-violence under the Peace, Nonviolence, and Conflict Resolution link.

 

The Conflict Resolution Information Source 
http://www.crinfo.org/ 
Clearinghouse of conflict resolution materials.

 

King Encyclopedia 
http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/about_king/encyclopedia/nonviolent.resist.html
Provides a short biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as a four-point summary of his views on nonviolence and direct action.

 

LiberalIslam.net 
http://www.liberalislam.net/nonviolence.html
Essay on the Qur’anic basis of non-violent and pacifist ethics, by Zeeshan Hasan.

 

Nonviolence International 
http://www.nonviolenceinternational.net/ 

Seeks to reduce violence and promote nonviolent action in the world.   Includes relevant scholarly bibliographies as well as program information for peace issues in North America, Latin America, Palestine, South East Asia, Aceh, and more. Includes a bibliography on Islam and peace.

 

Nonviolence USA Index 
http:// pages.prodigy.net/gmoses/nvusa/index.htm 
Explores the practice of nonviolence in the United States. Includes profiles of peacemakers as well as information about how to live a nonviolent lifestyle.

 

Nonviolence Today at UCA Berkley 
http://www.efnv.org/efnv/en/resources/Nonviolence-Today-UCB-PACS-164B.pdf 

This article is based on a University of California at Berkley program. The first six pages focuses on theories of nonviolence and the remaining pages concentrate on student action.

 

Peace and Justice Studies Association

http://www.peacejusticestudies.org

Organization of activists and academics working on peace issues. Produces a journal and meets yearly.

 

Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation
http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/centers/scicn
Supports and distributes working papers and other research on international conflict resolution and negotiation.

 

Why Nonviolence? Introduction to Nonviolence Theory and Strategy

http://www.vernalproject.org/OPapers/WhyNonviolence.pdf 

A 1978 article by Bob Irwin and Gordon Faison, edited by David H. Albert.   The article addresses not only the theory, but also its implementation and relevance today.