The Season of Non-Violence, Day 7

Day 7 – EDUCATION (Feb. 5)

Knowledge strengthens your conviction and deepens your wisdom and understanding. Learn about the power of nonviolence by educating yourself. Read or watch on a subject that relates to nonviolence. Learn about human rights, diversity, ecology, history, and politics, forgiveness, spirituality, peace studies, biographies of heroes and more.

I don’t think it’s possible to be too educated or have too much knowledge.  Some of my favorite on-topic books include:

The Anatomy of Peace Basically a how-to guide for Martin Buber’s I and Thou (which I am very slowly reading) it’s written by a collective so there is no ego in the book.  This makes the style a little strange but only serves to add strength to the message.  I re-read this regularly and wish it was required reading for the whole world.  Everything from little living room spats to outright war can be looked at through this lens.

The Irresistible Revolution – Shane Claiborne.  I’m not going to spoil this book with any hints.  Just go read it.

The Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle.  Science fiction and written for children but still a great book.

This could turn into a long list but I’ve got places to be and reading to do today.  What would you add?

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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