"Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people"
A well-defined philosophy of nonviolence is embedded across all aspects of Nonviolence Chicago’s work, and draws heavily on principles and practices from the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This philosophy is built around several specific ideas, most notably that violence is learned, cyclical, and systemic in its nature. While the cycle of violence perpetrated by a small number of individuals can damage an entire community, we believe that nonviolence is also learned, and can also become cyclical when enough people choose to peacefully resolve their conflict.
Learn more about Kingian Nonviolence through the six principles and six steps.
Benny Lee talks to students at Austin College and Career Academy on the principles and practices of nonviolence.