Category Archives: nonviolence

Fasts and Hunger Strikes: is there a difference?

Mia Farrow has embarked on a 21-day fast to “show solidarity” with the people of Darfur. “I’m just an actress. I’m not presuming anybody will care whether I starve to death or whether I go on a long hunger strike or what. But it’s a personal matter. I can’t be among those that watch –… Read More »

Joan Baez

I enjoy Joan Baez’s essay, “What Would You Do If?” in lesson seven of the Class of Nonviolence. Written as a dialog between Joan and “Fred,” it starts off, “What would you do if someone were, say, attacking your grandmother?,” modeling with humor and clarity the give-and-take we have with people baffled by our commitment… Read More »