Michael Nagler

Force of the Heart

Interview for "Is God a Pacifist?" in WIE's Aug-Oct 2004 issue

How do we respond to aggression? Do we fight back in kind? Do we turn the other cheek, even if it means being killed ourselves? Are there forceful actions we can take against oppression or imminent threat that are nonviolent in nature? From Jesus to Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Aung San Suu Kyi, peaceful alternatives to violence and nonviolent ways to engage in the fight for justice have been cultivated and implemented to profound effect. Join author and peace studies expert Michael Nagler for this in-depth discussion of the histories and characteristics of two traditional and distinct alternatives to war: nonviolence and pacifism.

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