Tag: Nonviolence

Photo of waterfalls by Jack Smoter.
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July 25, 2017

A poem on letting go of our “known way of being” and discovering the wisdom of letting things unfold around us.

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September 14, 2016

The violence of our culture can trap us in a spiral of fear and paralysis. Parker Palmer on the importance of centering our minds and hearts in sacred spaces of our own, wherever we may find them.

John Lewis holds up a photo of a table of men.
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August 16, 2016

For legendary civil rights leader John Lewis, the most powerful path to the beloved community is to live as if it were already our reality. Listen to his conversation with Krista from our podcast Becoming Wise.

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December 25, 2015

On this Christmas day, read Dr. King’s final Christmas sermon from 1967 — a prescient reminder of our interconnected world in 2015, with neighbors living halfway around the world and in our backyard today.

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March 26, 2015

A story from Rumi’s masterpiece Masnavi illuminates the paths we all travel from brokenness to healing, from spiritually feeling worthless and cut off to being wholehearted. In the wisdom of the saints, Omid Safi reveals the goal of the spiritual path: not reaching divinity, but achieving full humanity.

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October 5, 2014

In a world of many distractions, the Buddhist sage says, it may be our own cravings that may be most deleterious to our well-being. Watch and listen.

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December 12, 2013

Watch a recording of our live video stream with Rev. Lucas Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The topic: nonviolence and how social change happens. A riveting hour story and substance.

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November 18, 2013

In a 1919 letter to Gandhi, the Nobel laureate offers these words of advice on planting the seeds of intolerance.

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October 11, 2013

A young Pakistani girl shares a story of strength and peace that leaves us all in awe.

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April 1, 2013

What morsels of wisdom would you like to see captured from our show with Congressman Lewis? Tell us about it.