An Introduction to the Principles of Non-Violence
**Together: we will watch
**Discuss as a class:
1) What is non-violence? Come up with a definition that your small group can agree upon and write it down.
2) What are some examples of non-violent movements in history or in the present? Conduct an internet search to find examples. Take 10 minutes to do some research online about this movement and be prepared to share your findings with the class.
**Read Non-Violence Introduction. This is a very useful academic overview of the forms and goals of nonviolent actions, including important foundational philosophies and movements.
**Read The Meaning of Non-Violence by Martin Luther King
In depth, respond to ONE of the following three questions.
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i. What does it mean to choose nonviolence, both in philosophical and moral terms? Use examples from the online articles you read. (Source your examples)
ii. When has non-violence worked to create social change? When has it failed? Provide at least one historical example of each and explain how Martin Luther King’s philosophy would respond to the movement.
iii. Looking at the table that lists types of non-violent movements in the online article, which do you most identify with and which least characterizes your philosophy? Explain why, with reference to personal experiences of conflict and conflict resolution in every day life.