white dove flying

To be visionaries of peace we need to be contemplatives of nonviolence, people who imagine the God of peace, who let God disarm our hearts, who allow the God of peace to show us the way to peace. As visionaries and contemplatives of peace, we can then become a prophetic people who not only denounce imperial violence as ungodly, immoral, and evil, but announce God's way of nonviolence, justice and peace. – John Dear, S.J.

Books: Nonviolence

The Violence of Love English

The Violence of Love

By Oscar Romero

Three short years transformed Romero from a defender of the status quo into one of the church’s most outspoken voices of the oppressed. Though silenced by an assassin’s bullet, the challenge of his life lives on. Free .pdf, .prc, .epub and now audiobook. español


Why Forgive?

By Johann Christoph Arnold

No matter the weight of our bitterness or despair, forgiving is the surest way to get out from under it. But that's easier said than done. Why Forgive? brings together survivors of crime, betrayal, bigotry, and abuse - and ordinary men and women plagued by everyday strife. Together, their stories will challenge and encourage others wherever they are on the road to healing. العربية 中文 français Deutsch हिंदी עברית മലയാളം русский 한국어 español

Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution English

Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution

By André Trocmé

In this free ebook, you'll encounter a Jesus you may have never met before – a Jesus who not only calls for spiritual transformation, but for practical changes that answer the most perplexing political, economic, and social problems of our time.

Articles: Nonviolence

Cesar Chavez

An Interview with Cesar Chavez

From the Archives: Cesar Chavez, the legendary farm worker turned labor leader, talks with Plough about the United Farm Workers’ nonviolent struggle, its martyrs, and his own baptism of fire.

Iraqi refugee children, Damascus, Syria

A Christmas Prayer for the Middle East

By Alex Awad

Please share this plea from a pastor in Bethlehem, asking Jesus to come and intervene once again in the history of this troubled region.

photo of Nelson Mandela

Coming of Age in Nelson Mandela’s Shadow

By Jordanna Bazeley

1996 was gap year for me. Where else would a 17-year-old idealist go but South Africa? Two years earlier, Nelson Mandela had been elected president.

Saint Martin stained glass window

Saint Martin the Soldier

By Peter Mommsen

Why did the patron saint of soldiers refuse to fight? Thoughts on the art of war from an early Christian hero.