Nonviolence is shaped by principles that guide our actions as we work for change.​

  • Love

From small acts of kindness to mass movements for change, nonviolence moves our care for other people into action.

  • Community

Nonviolence helps us organize our community to refuse to cooperate with injustice. It gives us ways to engage our community in solutions and alternatives.

  • Justice

Nonviolence offers practical and effective tools to achieve justice in a way that breaks the cycle of violence.

  • Courage

It takes courage to stand up for peace and justice. Nonviolence unleashes that courage within us.

Our Mission is to help individuals and communities develop the inner resources and practical skills needed to achieve a nonviolent, sustainable, and just world.

Annual Student Conversations, In Person and Online
Community Training Attendees

My Grandmother’s Hands Book Group Discussion

This book group is for people interested in exploring how our bodies store and respond to our racial history. During each week’s discussions, we will share space while learning grounding …

Nonviolence News Happy Hour

Join the M.K. Gandhi Institute and Nonviolence News Editor Rivera Sun and others to explore this week’s Nonviolence News stories. Share your favorite headlines, your burning questions, the most creative …

Race and Restorative Justice Book Group

This book group is for people who are interested and committed to deepening their understanding of the intersection of race and restorative justice.  Gandhi Institute staff members Natasha Morrison, Erin …

Our Gandhi & Nonviolence Cards are traveling the world, bringing Gandhi’s philosophy to life in meaningful, fun ways.

Nonviolence Cannot be Preached

“Nonviolence cannot be preached.  It has to be practiced.” -Gandhi, from “Nonviolence in Peace and War” I’m reading Resmaa Menakem’s remarkable book, “My Grandmother’s Hands.”  I’m reading the section about …