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An Experiment in Love: Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Six Pillars of Nonviolent Resistance and the Ancient Greek Notion of ‘Agape’
An Experiment in Love: Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Six Pillars of Nonviolent Resistance and the Ancient Greek Notion of ‘Agape’

“Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can only be done by projecting the ethic of love to the center of our lives.”

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Elie Wiesel’s Timely Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech on Human Rights and Our Shared Duty in Ending Injustice
Elie Wiesel’s Timely Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech on Human Rights and Our Shared Duty in Ending Injustice

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

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Shepard Fairey on Capitalism, Freedom, Selling Out, and What Makes Great Art
Shepard Fairey on Capitalism, Freedom, Selling Out, and What Makes Great Art

“I believe in capitalism with some checks to chill out the evil greedy element. Capitalism is a way for hard work to yield rewards.”

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How Music Heals the Soul: A Beautiful Conversation with Singer-Songwriter and Peace Activist Morley
How Music Heals the Soul: A Beautiful Conversation with Singer-Songwriter and Peace Activist Morley

“Music is the sound wave of the soul.”

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John Dewey on War, the Future of Pacifism, and Our Individual Role in Peace
John Dewey on War, the Future of Pacifism, and Our Individual Role in Peace

“The present task of the constructive pacifist is to call attention away from the catchwords which so easily in wartime become the substitute for both facts and ideas back to realities.”

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams on How Our Choices Shape the World, Animated
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams on How Our Choices Shape the World, Animated

“Every single thing you do is politics, because the interaction of human beings is politics writ large.”

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