“An amazing documentary history of modern nonviolence, a book that needs to see the light of day.”—Chip Hauss, Senior Fellow for Innovation at the Alliance for Peacebuilding
These readings on the theory and practice of nonviolence come from classic figures like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., contemporary theorists like Gene Sharp and Erica Chenoweth, activists like Dorothy Day and Cesar Chavez, and prophetic figures from across the world and from diverse religious traditions. Together, these truth seekers present a body of wisdom and practical experience that point the way to peace, justice, and reconciliation.
David Cortright is Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age, 2nd ed. and Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas.