The fundamental principle of the peace and justice movement, for me, is the idea that how we do something determines what we get as a result. Or, what we sow is what we will reap. Or, the means is the end. We can’t bomb our way to a peaceful and harmonious existence. If we act threatening, can we expect the other party to react well?
There are some great resources on the web. Here are some organizations that I like that are working for a better world through advocating and demonstrating nonviolent means:
- United for Peace and Justice
- The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
- The Fellowship of Reconciliation (which has a more religious-based orientation)
- Nonviolent Peaceforce
Locally, in my Central Kentucky area, I have been a long-time member and activist of the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice. I hope, wherever you are, that you can get involved in an organization that works for a better world through nonviolence, dialogue, and respect.