New article online: Community is the heart of nonviolence
Over the last several years Isaiah Boronka has become very involved in refugee rights activism where he lives. While holding a large protest, he realized that only ‘protest types’ were in attendance. He began to wonder what exactly does a protest do, and what is it for?
“Nonviolent actions were meant to trouble uneasy consciences, to get people off the fence and onto the side of the marginalized. In the stories of Jesus, Gandhi and the Civil Rights Movement, the revival and renewal of community played an essential, even foundational, part in the practice of nonviolence.”