CONNECT WITH NONVIOLENCE
At Nonviolence Chicago, we know how important it is to #TakeCareOfEachOther.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of our interconnectedness. A mutuality which destines us together through love.
It's how we build the Beloved Community— a city where justice, love & equity win.
A MESSAGE TO THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
Principle 1: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people
It has been embedded in us that in order to make a stance, we have to be outraged by the aggressor. We have to let them know who's more superior, the mindset of unhealthy competition. Nonviolence embodiment tells us that the way we respond is what makes the biggest impact on others and in ourselves. It takes an enormous amount of mental and physical strength to resist evil, choosing to combat it with: love, compassion, knowledge, or at times distance. Nonviolence is not passive, it is courageous confrontation. We honor our integrity, and withstand fear. We understand not to take negative reactions personal, because we know its turmoil from within.