Of all my study and readings regarding the Revolution Toward Militant Brotherliness (aka nonviolence) this collection of essays is by far the most helpful. Edward Guinan has been used to give us the Gift of a Miracle. These quotes below, and his book must be read.
We seem to have lost all recolection of what courage and citizenship outside of the military looks like. These excerpts and quotations can serve as a quick reminder:
"Peace and Nonviolence" author, If we Listen Well, Ed Guinan Introduction, Napoleon
Christian Nonresisstance, Adin Ballou
Paul IV, from Intro
Reflections on War, Simone Weil
An Indian Prayer: A Proposal to Man. Ron Skenand...
POPES, BISHOPS, COUNCILS
THE WORKABILITY OF NONVIOLENCE, A.J. MUSTE
I Believe, Perry Muckerheidi
PEACE AND REVOLUTION, THOMAS MERTON
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
THINGS NEW AND OLD, CLARENCE JORDAN
Is There Anything the Individual Can Still Do? Fr...
Address to the Congres de la Paix, Victor Hugo
Letter to a Minister of State, Hermann Hesse
THE MEANING OF THIS HOUR, ABRAHAM J. HESCHEL
LOVE IN ACTION, Thich Nhat Hanh
Active Nonviolence, Hildegaard Goss-Mayr
DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS 1938, WILLIAM LLOYD GARR...
Religious Satyagraha, M.K. Gandhi
The Time of My Commitment, George Fox
Our Father, Desiderius Erasmus
Nonviolence VS the Mafia, Danilo Dolci
Not the Smallest Grain of Incense, Tom Cornell
Militant Non-Violence, William Sloane Coffin
Fetters of Injustice, Dom Helder Camara
Stations on the Road to Freedom, Dietrich Bonhoeff...
Christ's Teachings, Vinoba Bhave
An Open Letter to a Bishop, Philip Berrigan
A Meditation from Catonsville, Dan Berrigan