Resisting Evil


Home Up Non-Violence NV Revolutions Oscar Schindler with Jews he saved



"The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it."


John 1:5




Alternatives to Violence



"Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. It is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic

or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle."


Mahatma Gandhi


"I am against war, against violence, against violent revolution, for peaceful settlement of differences, for nonviolent but nevertheless radical changes.

 Change is needed, and violence will not really change anything: at most it will only transfer power from one set of bull-headed authorities to another." 


 Thomas Merton

"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward

the patient labors of peace."


Andre Gide



"There is no way to Peace, Peace is the Way."


 A.J. Muste


"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."


John Lennon



"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."


Martin Luther King, Jr.




 " Love your enemies. Do good to those who harm you."


Jesus of Nazareth