Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. It’s a pity we don’t celebrate it here in Canada.

While present day Canada is a very different place compared to the United States during the civil rights movement, there are two similarities that are striking:

  • We haven’t created a Canada where all peoples experience understanding, compassion, fairness and equality.  We aren’t giving each other the support we each need to achieve our full human potential. We have not yet achieved what Martin Luther King, Jr. called the beloved community.
  • We aren’t using nonviolence to create the beloved community in Canada. Nonviolence has the power to transform all aspects of our lives: our families, our schools, our communities, our work, our sports, our governance.

So I think as Canadians we have a lot we could learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

I see Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a great opportunity to look at what is, and think about what could be, and know that the steps in between are there for us to take.

Inspirational article “Chicago’s Peace Warriors”

January 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Check out this inspirational article on Kingian Nonviolence by Kazu Haga, published in the winter 2011/2012 edition of the online magazine “Rethinking Schools”:

Chicago’s Peace Warriors

2-Day Workshops on Nonviolence offered in February and March

January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

The dates have been set for the 2-day workshops in February and March.  Note that the workshops for these months are offered on consecutive Saturdays.

Calendar of 2 Day Workshops on Nonviolence in Ottawa

Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.

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