OMNI NEWSLETTER #8 ON NONVIOLENCE, March 28, 2013. Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace. (#1 Feb. 17, 2011; #2 May 13, 2011; #3 June 7, 2011, #4 September 30, 2011; #5 Sept. 21, 2012; #6 Dec. 28, 2012; #7 Jan. 17, 2013).
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Gandhi was quoted as saying: “The only people on earth who do not see Christ and his teachings as nonviolent are Christians.”
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Contents #8 March 28, 2013
Nonviolence International Film Festival
International DAY of Nonviolence, Oct. 2 (OMNI National/International DAYS Project)
Abdul Ghaffar Badshah Khan:
’s Muslim Gandhi Pakistan
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi:
Muslim Gandhi Turkey
Fethullah Gulen, Follower of Nursi
Kaufman-Lacusta: Palestinian-Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to Occupation
action towards peace and justice
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Dr. Awad, president of Nonviolence International is proud to launch international internship awards as well as research scholarships in the name of Darrall and Mildred Randall. The Randall’s devoted their lives to international peace and understanding and the education of young people. In honor of the Randall’s lifelong commitment, NI wishes to support up to four international interns every year to work at our offices around the world.
Dr. Randall spent decades teaching young scholars, with a special interest in human needs and nonviolence, at the
School of International
Service at the . In addition
to the international internship awards, Dr. Abdul Aziz Said, Vice President of
Nonviolence International is proud to announce the availability of research
funding for graduate students who are either attending or are alumni of the
American University and are interested in researching nonviolence around the
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Dec 21st, 12 / 0 Comments
CODEPINK Protesters Unfurl Banners “NRA KILLING OUR KIDS” and “NRA BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS” at first NRA Press Conference after Newtown Shooting
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December 21, 2012Contact:
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“It’s time for our government to finally stand up to the NRA. It’s time for them to protect our children, not their guns,” says CODEPINK co-director Medea Benjamin. “The NRA spokesperson was talking about ‘reckless behavior’ of the media and I stood up and said, ‘We need to stop the reckless behavior of the NRA, ban assault weapons, and have less guns on our streets, not more!’”
“From the wars the American government is perpetuating abroad, especially with killer drone strikes, to the glorification of murder in our pop culture, it’s no surprise that violence is prevalent in our society,” said CODEPINK co-director Rae Abileah. “We need a comprehensive plan to address weapons in our communities and it starts with holding the NRA accountable.”
“The NRA is out of touch, and showed a lack of remorse today. By advocating for armed guards, they want to put more guns in our schools, rather than protect our children,” Tighe Barry went on to say. “The NRA uses
Earlier this week, CODEPINK visited the office of Senator Reid and told him it’s time to take a stand for gun control and stand up to the NRA.
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.
Nov 28th, 12 / 0 Comments
Among the dozens of Facebook groups spawned by the Syrian uprising, a page supporting women’s rights has suddenly received a wave of attention, because of an image posted there by one of its followers. The picture was of 21-year-old Dana Bakdounis, without the veil she had grown up wearing – and it polarised opinion.
Text taken from BBC’s coverage of the statement, read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20315531
Oct 10th, 12 / 0 Comments
Nonviolence International is
United States fiscal sponsor for the ’s Ark Project. The
projects mission statement is to “build a boat in Gaza using existing resources. A crew of
internationals and Palestinians will sail it out of Gaza , the only Mediterranean port closed to
shipping, carrying Palestinian products to fulfill trade deals with
international buyers, to challenge the illegal and inhuman Israeli blockade.” Gaza
Ark project has announced news that Former
Canadian MP (Member of Parliament 1980-88) and retired United Church Minister
Jim Manly will join a crew of prominent internationals on the Freedom
Flotilla’s “Estelle” sailing from Naples
to Gaza to peacefully challenge the illegal and
inhumane Israeli blockade of .” Gaza
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their website at this page. http://www.gazaark.org/donate/ Ark
Oct 3rd, 12 / 0 Comments
The 41st Annual Conference of the Association of
Muslim Social Scientists of
North America (AMSS)
Religious Dimensions of Democratization
Processes in Muslim-Majority Nations Yale University, New Haven, CT Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Arab Spring
Spark of the Arab Spring
The Arab spring was triggered in
Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after claiming he was slapped by
policewoman Fedia Hamdi. This spark in the Arab World has created a great
divide in cultural tradition and rigid tribal mentalities. Feelings that
governments intimidated its citizens have degraded Arabs and Moslems alike and
have caused unrest in the streets. Mismanagement of funds and economic
stratification has created resentment and a feeling of hopelessness for a
better future. Youth graduating from college cannot find jobs. They have begun
realizing that their four years of college is a waste of time. Military
personnel are getting into big business while college graduates have no jobs. Tunisia
Condition of Arab states
Arab states have lost their vision of unity for the future. Each state has its own agenda and the resource of the land becomes family owned resources which results in a few wealthy families while their countrymen struggle. The authoritarian states, corruption, human rights abuses and violations, inflation, sectarianism, unemployment, and the influence of religion in politics have created unfavorable conditions for the citizens. Additionally, leaders are often willing to ignore the constitution or change them to put their children in positions of power without any consideration of the will or the vote of the people. These factors have resulted in public frustration, lack respect for government, lack of democracy and corruption. In some areas there has been a push to enforce Sharia Law with lack of regard to women’s rights. There has been an increase in the prominence of Islamic fanatics that hide behind religion in order to pursue their own narrow will on others in the name of Islam.
Promises of Nonviolent Action
The people in the streets have no military training or weaponry. Nonviolent resistance Methods can give them power, especially in numbers against the state regimes. Citizens can make civil resistance a part of their strategy. Techniques include mass defection from government jobs or the army, and massive demonstrations which refuse to disperse for many days. Citizens have the ability to communicate with each other faster than the government through the internet and cell phones. The people need to create an atmosphere which makes it clear that we are not happy; we need change and we will not leave. We are even willing to die for our freedom. The Arab Spring is not a conflict between nations. It is a conflict between the people and their own government. The Arab Spring took the regime by surprise. Governments have chosen to use the army against civilians rather than negotiating with their own people, resulting in unnecessary loss of life.
It is unfortunate that the international community has chosen to take military action. This decision has resulted in Arabs start killing Arabs and Moslem killing Moslems. Many have accepted the roll that the UN can play in the Arab world. This is a missed opportunity for spiritual Moslems leaders from different regions and countries to form a peace team to help the Arab region before the intervention of outside forces from Europe and the
The UN, NATO and the United States do not think in a timely manner and
give enough time for the tribes to resolve conflict using the culture, local
tradition and religious tolerance. They quickly jump to use force and end the
conflict immediately. But this does not address the issues roots and so the
conflict will continue for many years because of the causality on all sides.
Unfortunately this has happened time and time again in Islamic and Arab
The state of protest
is experiencing a full-scale
civil protest between the government and opposition forces. Civil uprisings
continue against the government of Syria despite government changes.
The countries of Bahrain Kuwait, Lebanon and have begun implementing
government changes in response to protests. In Oman Morocco
constitutional reforms have been implemented in response to civilian pressure.
Protests are ongoing in Jordan Saudi Arabia,
among other countries. Mauritania
Effect of the Arab Spring
The Arab Spring is young. Its effect will begin to show 10 years from now. It is a light, a warning. An inspiration for new generations to find themselves free from their parent’s mentality of accepting corruption and living free, accepting each other as human being without consideration for sex, religion or race.
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As a new resident of
I set out on an adventure to attend a vigil in honor of Rachel Corrie. Rachel,
a Washington, D.C. U.S. citizen, was killed
by an Israeli army bulldozer as she protested the demolition of houses in
2003. After seven years in a civil lawsuit filed by the Corrie family, the
Haifa District Court rejected accusations that Gaza was to blame for Rachel’s
death. Upon hearing the court’s ruling I was struck with a bitter sadness for
Rachel’s family and for the plight of all those killed as a result of the
occupation. Citizens gathered at the State Department demanding justice for
Rachel, a credible investigation into her killing, and protection for Israel citizens’ rights
abroad. In solidarity with the Corrie family and victims of the Israeli
occupation, I strapped on my US
bracelets and set out to attend the vigil. Palestine
It took me two hours to not get there. I was a bit ambitious in thinking I could figure out the DC bus system and not experience mishaps. Fate, combined with two missed buses, rush hour traffic and a faulty GPS system on my phone kept me from my destination. These two hours of chaos led to exchanges with a number of people about the woes of DC transit, the unbearable heat of August in the mid-Atlantic region, and most importantly, Rachel Corrie.
I ended up sharing her story with three people: a friend, a sister, and a very benevolent stranger, none of whom had ever heard of her before. I felt a part of a much larger human community as I saw the shock and sadness on the faces of those learning of Rachel’s fate for the first time. I am somewhat desensitized to the tragedy of the Israeli occupation but was struck by their incredulous responses to this injustice. With three people that day, I grieved the lack of justice for Rachel and
. I didn’t
realize the beauty of accidental activism then, but today I thank the D.C.
Metrobus system and the GPS that betrayed me for allowing me these very special
For those who are interested in learning more about Rachel’s death and trial, visit Foreign Policy in Focus to read Stephen Zunes’ article at http://www.fpif.org/articles/us_shares_responsibility_for_rachel_corries_death
Jun 14th, 12 / 0 Comments
As news continues to unfold of the tragedies taking place in
Syria and Bahrain please join our petition to call on the
governments of the United States,
Russia, Iran, and Saudi
Arabia to take any action possible to pressure Syria and authorities to put an end
to the violence. The petition can be found here- End Violence in Syria and Bahrain. Bahrain
Apr 3rd, 12 / 0 Comments
Reclaiming the Power of Nonviolence: Successes, Obstacles and Sustainability of Nonviolent Movements in the Arab Spring
On March 29th and 30th,
hosted a symposium on nonviolent movements in the Arab Spring. The event was
sponsored by the International Peace and Conflict Resolution department, the
Center for Peacebuilding and Development, the Mohammad Said Farsi Chair of
Islamic Peace, the American University on Nonviolent
Conflict and Nonviolence International. The two-day conference featured various
activists, professors, journalists, politicians, and private organization
officials from the Middle East and International
Center . Washington,
The goal of the conference was to create a space to discuss the efforts of nonviolence in the Arab Spring throughout the last year, in particular paying attention to marginalized groups, and determine how nonviolence could be applied in the future within the region to promote peace, growth and stability. The discussions were divided into panels focusing on particular issues or regions.
On Thursday, March 29th the panelists discussed nonviolent movements in
Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen,
the struggles of nonviolent resistance in Syria
and Libya, and the role of
nonviolence in nations experiencing a governmental transition, particularly Egypt, Yemen
Some of the significant questions raised during the first day of the conference
included the ability of nonviolent movements to remain nonviolent in the face
of violence and the role of the access of information on nonviolent strategies. Jordan
The keynote speaker of the conference was Jawdat Said, a Syrian scholar and nonviolent activist. Mr. Said emphasized the traditions of nonviolence within the Quran and stated that justice and equality sustain the rule of law and is applicable to all people, not just Muslims. His speech utilized examples from religious texts, history and philosophy to support his advocacy of nonviolence.
On the second day, March 30th, the panels focused more specifically on marginalized groups, such as women, ethnic minorities and religious minorities, and looked at the Kurdish Regional Government in
as a case study. Important questions addressed in these panels included the
role of the international community in the Arab Spring, when and how minorities
should join the nonviolent protests and the difficulties in comparing various
Middle Eastern countries and their national revolutions. The day concluded with
a wrap-up panel that examined the general conclusions of the conference and
discussed the future of nonviolent movements in Middle Eastern countries still
undergoing revolution or experiencing transition. Iraq
Mar 20th, 12 / 0 Comments
The Iran Pledge of Resistance is a grassroots campaign started in February 2012 as a preemptive response to a
US led war with . This campaign is modeled
after the Central American Pledge of Resistance that successfully prevented a Iran U.S. invasion in . The goal of the
Resistance is to rapidly create a strong anti-war base with both online Nicaragua
activism and local, on the ground activism to prevent a violent action against
Join The Cause!
You can sign the Iran Pledge of Resistance by clicking here.
Mar 20th, 12 / 0 Comments
Library on Wheels for Nonviolence and Peace Association (LOWNP) was created by Nonviolence International’s founder, Mubarak Awad, in 1986. LOWNP is a nonprofit organization located in
LOWNP promotes the use of nonviolence as a means of social empowerment. It
particularly focuses on peace education for Palestinian children and serves as
an active library. Hebron
Watch video clip describing the projecthere.
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Live Action Short
Finn attempts to reconstruct his fragmented relationship with his father, Walter, through a fishing trip.
Wampler's Ascent takes the audience into the harried, sometimes terrifying and always difficult world of elite rock climbing.
A film on
this is a story about everything else but war. Sierra Leone
Live Action Short
Global Tides is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration that incorporates film, music and dance.
Declaration of Interdependence
U.S. Declaration of as a Declaration of
Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology
Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.
Live Action Short
A parolee backs himself into a corner one lie at a time, until he risks losing his job or going back to prison.
Who Cares? is a documentary about social entrepreneurs around the world.
My Home is the story of a rather persistent and self-indulgent beaver who is not a very good neighbour.
Live Action Short
A journey of self-exploration, an odyssey of male adolescence, Prora is a thrilling, tender story about love and friendship.
Pass It On Project
Pass It On Project follows a group of
Brooklyn eighth-graders on
a road trip to the sites of the Civil Rights Movement.
Botev Is An Idiot
Live Action Short
Vasko, a high school student, questions the symbolic and historical figure of the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev.
Live Action Short
Figueroa has to face his fears and insecurities in order to confront his enemy just outside the school at High Noon.
Mexico, USA, United Kingdom
Live Action Short
A crossing of the vast desert to find work in the
takes a highly unexpected turn for a young Mexican man. U.S.
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ABDUL GHAFFAR KHAN, THE MUSLIM GANDHI FROM NW
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“A vivid portrait of a too-little known associate of Gandhi, Abdul Ghaffar Khan, a charismatic pacifist Muslim who led the Pathans of India and
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Here is a Link to photos of ABDUL GHAFFAR KHAN THE MUSLIM GANDHI
IntroductionKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Born 1890 Dead 1988
Indian Muslim, teacher and social reformer from Punjab, the Pride of Afghan, inspired by the pacifism and the morale of Islam; later also inspired by Mohandas Gandhi's ideas on civilian disobedience and nonviolence. Abdul Ghaffar Khan was born and was functioning in the northwestern border area between
Name shaper: The name Abdul was given to the aristocratic Pashtun boys. He was called Ghaffar as a child. As an adult he became known as Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the first Khan being a title. The same applied when Khan was called Badshah Khan, in which case Badshah means King. Indians and Pakistanis also relate to Khan as Khan Saheb, mend or master.
When he was just a young man Khan started a school for Pashtun children and made contact to other Muslims who were in favour of progress in the rest of
Arrested first time in 1919. In the folIowing years he becomes a member of the Kalifat movement who is trying to strengthen the spiritual links between the Indian Muslims and the Turkish Sultan.
1921 Khan is elected Local Leader of the Kalifat Committee in the Northwestern border area. Khan founds the reform movement Anjumen-e Islah ul-Afaghena in 1921, the farmers' organisation Anjuman-e Zamidaran in 1927 and the youth movement Pustun Jirhah in 1927. Also Abdul Ghaffar Khan founds the nationalistic magazine Paktun in May 1928, and the Khudai Khidmatgar movement (God's Servants) in 1929, which developed and used a Muslim version of the Hindu Satyagraha used in the struggle for Indian independence of
In August 1931 Gandhi seeks to pacify the British Viceroy about Khan: "I wish you would trust Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. The more I see him, the more I love him. He is so sincere, he has no spiritual reservations, and he tells me that to him non-violence is not politics; it's a mantra."
According to the editor of the Magazine "Friends of India", Ellen Hørup, this was what made a lasting impression at the Karachi Congress opening ceremony in 1931:
»Abdul Ghaffar Khan who presented a company of his Red Shirts. They were no longer peasants who truddled off in their own clothes, which they themselves had coloured in all kinds of red nuances. March. Discipline. Uniform, everything was soldier -like. The officers' distinctions and the wide leather belt the British way.«.
»The Red Shirts and their leader are Muslims. They belong to one of those races, whom the British call warlike. But Abdul Ghaffar Khan has converted his 300,000 troops, who he claims to muster, into nonviolent Gandhists. With their shouting, “Inquilad Sindabad" (Live the Revolution) they weaken the discipline among those of their fellow countrymen who are enrolled in the army - and in every way, which is peaceful, they prevent the police in using violence against the people of the country.«Immediately after the second Round Table Conference on
During 1932 the Khudai Khidmatgar movement changes tactics and involves women in the movement. This causes the police to be 'kind of in a dilemma', though not so much since five police officers in
The British bomb a village in the
The case emerged publicly because that same year there was "disagreement between the Indian Government and the British War Office and the Air force Ministry about some defence expenses, and a tribunal was set to reach a settlement between the parties". The British tribunal seems to have 'forgotten' similar Royal Air force bases in Iraq.
The British bombardments in the border area between
Abdul Ghaffar Khan is jailed several times on account of non-violence and protests against the violent oppression administered by the British. For instance he is sentenced a two-year jail term in 1934 for mentioning the British Military's gunning down of 200 protesters; he is demanded released in connection with negotiations on the Indian constitution reform, the Government of India Act 1936.
Often there was much political and religious disagreement which resulted in direct violence between Hindus and Muslims in the periods between wars. The Muslims in
The British colonialists administered the Divide-and-Rule tactics with great success in
In October 1938 the formation of a local division of the Congress Party in Hyadrabad is prohibited, and the authorities are trying to create a confrontation between Hindus and Muslims. Many thousand members of the Congress Party are arrested. In other Indian states the oppression and the need is so great that the inhabitants are fleeing to other states.
In 1942 Sir Stafford Cripps draws up a British proposal for the independence of
After World War 2 the National Congress wants a united
»Some recent resolutions of the working Committee indicate that they are restricting the use of non-violence to the fight forAbdul Ghaffar Khan is jailed 1942-1945. The partition of
War breaks out between
Mohandas Gandhi is killed in 1948 during an attempt to make peace between
Ghaffar Khan spends altogether 52 years in prison in
Abdul Khan published the magazine "Pashto Magazine" in Pakhtoon.
Translated by Britt Bartenbach.
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the Gandhi of
Zeki Saritoprak. "Bediuzzaman Said Nursi" The Islamic world. Ed. Andrew Rippin.
Also: “Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Paradigm of Islamic Nonviolence.” Crescent and Dove, ed. Qamar-ul Huda. USIP, 2010. In the early half of the twentieth century, Nursi “paid dearly for his commitment to nonviolent action and for his teachings of loving all and hating none; the authorities imprisoned and tortured him regularly. Yet his nonviolent teachings live on….” --Dick.
The Author of the Risale-i Nur
Bediuzzaman Said NursiThis, the first full-length biography of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi to appear in English, answers in satisfying fashion a need so far unmet. Drawing largely on Bediuzzaman's own works and the accounts of those who either knew or met him, it describes the life, works, and struggle in the cause of Islam of this one the most important thinkers and servants of the Qur'an to emerge in the Islamic world this century. Also giving outlines of historical events, the work sets Bediuzzaman's ideas and activities in an historical context. It describes the enterprising and scholarly endeavours of Bediuzzaman's youth in the cause of the
PART ONE - The Old Said
Chapter One - Childhood and Youth
Chapter Two -
Chapter Three - Freedom and Constitutionalism
Chapter Four - Bediuzzaman and the Thirty-First of March Incident
Chapter Five - "The Future shall be Islam's, and Islam's alone"
Chapter Six - Service in Balkans, and in the 'Special Organization'
Chapter Seven - War and Captivity
Chapter Eight - Return and Appointment to the Daru'l-Hikmeti'l-Islamiye
Chapter Nine - Supremacy of the Qur'an and Birth of the New Said
Chapter Ten - Opposition to the British and Move to
PART TWO - The New SaidChapter One - Van
Chapter Two - Barla
Chapter Three -
Chapter Four - Kastamonu
Chapter Five - Denizli
Chapter Six - Emirdag
Chapter Seven - Afyon
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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MEHMET GÜNDEM'S INTERVIEW
Islamic scholar Gülen's poems turned into songs for international albumArtists from twelve different countries composed music for poems written by Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who is known for his global message of peace and inter-faith tolerance, for an album titled “Colors of Peace-Rise Up” to promote peace and tolerance.
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ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE TO OCCUPATION
is an interview-based study that presents the voices of over 100 practitioners and theorists of nonviolence, the vast majority either Palestinian or Israeli, as they reflect on their own involvement in nonviolent resistance and speak about the nonviolent strategies and tactics employed by Palestinian and Israeli organizations, both separately and in joint initiatives. In their own words, these activists share examples of effective nonviolent campaigns and discuss obstacles encountered in their pursuit of a just peace, as well as the changes required for their organizationsand the nonviolent movement as a whole to more successfully pursue this goal. Attention is also devoted to the special challenges of joint struggle and to hopes and visions for a shared future in the region.
The West Bank and the Rule of Law.
and check out the Reviews page of this blog.See rev. by Anthony Bing in Peace and Change (January 2013).
Contents of #5
The People’s Charter
War Resisters League
Reviews of Books
Ram and Summy
Contents of #6
New Book: York and Barringer, essays on Christian Nonviolence and Pacifism
Dick: Noncooperation, One Method of Direct Action
Gene Sharp, There Are Alternatives (to violence and wars)(free book)
Nonviolence and Pacifism, Misc. Writings
Two Older Books on Nonviolence.
Judson on Children
McAllister on Women
Dick: OMNI’S TV “Book Sampler”
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