Conflict Transformation, Nonviolence, and Justice.
Gandhi Non Violence. many people have struggled to get where they are today and most might have fought and committed violent acts to get what they wanted, but there are some that used the non-violent way to achieve their goals. Non-violence isn't something that today we here much about, but back in Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.'s time non-violence was the key.
Gandhi’s Concept of Conflict Resolution. Nonviolent action is the most important method in the process of conflict resolution. It has a. transformation and act in a nonviolent manner, neither humiliating or provoking the other side nor letting them is provoked or humiliated. The purpose is should not be coercion but.
Gandhi on Non-Violence.. philosophical and strategic foundations and mobilization and organizational methods of Kingian nonviolence conflict reconciliation. 1995; Book, MLK Jr.. The power of nonviolence. This essay explores the role of discipline in nonviolent protest from a historical perspective.
Applying these principles of non-violence can reduce conflict, anger and violence on personal, local, national and global levels. Nonviolence has come to be recognized as a powerful strategy for students, communities, disenfranchised groups and whole societies in addressing and transforming conditions.
This is a pdf copy of the version of record of “Gandhi: The Grandfather of Conflict Transformation,” reproduced from Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods.
Within nonviolence there is principled nonviolence and there is strategic nonviolence. To see the difference in the two clearly one only needs to think of separate leaders associated with the two methods: Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. with principled nonviolence, and retired political theorist Gene Sharp with strategic nonviolence.
But after reading Gandhi, I saw how utterly mistaken I was. Gandhi was probably the first person in history to lift the love ethic of Jesus above mere interaction between individuals to a powerful and effective social force on a large scale. Love, for Gandhi, was a potent instrument for social and collective transformation.