The Work of Nonviolence — Julie Thomas-Beckett
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The Work of Nonviolence: Stories from the Frontline describes the tactics used on various domestic and international peace teams and provides tools for everyday people to de-escalate tensions.
“Facts and figures aren’t always the best way to make a point. Reaching out heart-to-heart and sharing stories can create a powerful impact on the reader. That is just what The Work of Nonviolence: Stories from the Frontline does. Meta Peace Team members share their personal stories of how they have transformed a situation of violence into one of peaceful reconciliation. Now more than ever we need to learn from these courageous people how we can transform our world from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.” — BISHOP THOMAS GUMBLETON
“The author has compiled a moving collection of compelling stories of how individuals and groups have transformed violence. The reader is exposed to many skills employed to de-escalate violence in one-on-one situations and on a societal level along the lines of Gandhi’s vision of ‘Shanti Sena,’ creating a ‘Peace Army.’ This book is for the everyday person and those already seasoned in peace and justice work, who yearns to address the global crises of our time in a nonviolent way.” — REVEREND C. PETER DOUGHERTY, co-founder of the Meta Peace Team
“Through stories lovingly told, Julie Thomas-Beckett captures the history, personalities and essence of the Meta Peace Team’s rise. Every page testifies to the power of doing small things with great love and calls us to a new paradigm of healing through connection and respect. This is how we will heal our beautiful, broken world.” — NANCY SCHERTZING, Restorative Justice Trainer and Consultant
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Mission Point Press (May 4, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1950659496
- ISBN-13: 978-1950659494
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches