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non·vi·o·lence

 (nŏn-vī′ə-ləns)
n.
1. Lack of violence.
2. The doctrine, policy, or practice of rejecting violence in favor of peaceful tactics as a means of gaining political objectives.

non·vi′o·lent adj.
non·vi′o·lent·ly adv.

nonviolence

(nɒnˈvaɪələns)
n
abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals
nonˈviolent adj
nonˈviolently adv

non•vi•o•lence

(nɒnˈvaɪ ə ləns)

n.
1. absence or lack of violence.
2. the policy or practice of refraining from the use of violence, as in protesting oppressive authority.
[1915–20]
non•vi′o•lent, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonviolence - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperatenonviolence - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
Satyagraha - the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
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Although these individuals hailed from disparate theological backgrounds, Raboteau argues that they were united by a shared religious commitment to social justice, defined by moral solidarity with the socially marginalized and faith in the redemptive power of nonviolent direct action.
That defense would have allowed me to argue that I broke the law in response to an emergency, in this case, climate change, and to present expert witnesses to testify to the gravity of the climate crisis, as well as evidence of the efficacy of nonviolent direct action in addressing precisely this kind of socio-political problem.
Today, the protesters were celebrating the death anniversary of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, that was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
Key events at US nuclear weapons complex sites include: * Y-12 -- pastoral letter, remembrance, rally and nonviolent direct action, peace fast and lanterns.
Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.
Burrow examines the idea of US civil rights leader King (1929-68) as a theological and social ethicist who, because of his love for personalist and Christian ideas, relentlessly resisted social injustice through organized nonviolent direct action.
Pressure may take the form of nonviolent direct action, litigation and divestment.
Today, our nonviolent direct action is meant to expose the reality that Boston is a city where white commuters and students use the city and leave, while black and brown communities are targeted by police, exploited, and displaced,'' protester Katie Seitz said in a statement.
Most recently, in the heart of the occupied Jordan Valley and in response to leaked reports that Israel intends to maintain its army presence in the West Bank for years or decades to come, volunteers from across the territory have launched a new campaign called "Salt of the Earth," a nonviolent direct action aimed at reclaiming and revitalizing our lost lands.
Most recently, in the heart of the occupied Jordan Valley and in response to leaked reports that Israel intends to maintain its army presence here for years or decades to come, volunteers from across the West Bank have launched a new campaign called "Salt of the Earth," a nonviolent direct action aimed at reclaiming and revitalizing our lost lands.
The aim of the book is not primarily to provide a comprehensive evaluation of Christian nonviolence or to examine the possibilities of nonviolent direct action, but rather to answer the sorts of questions Christian pacifists get asked when their convictions are revealed in the course of a conversation.
Indeed, not only did NAACP youth engage in such activities, but they were early initiators of grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action tactics such as boycotts, marches, picketing, and sit-ins beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s and many of the young people who would later join the SNCC began their activist careers within the youth groups of the NAACP.